Infection Control

Infection control means stopping or preventing the spread of infection in various health settings. A health care worker has to be more careful in transmitting the disease to a patient in a hospital setup or vice versa. It is essential to prevent these infections by practicing proper handwashing techniques, sterilizing instruments before using them on patients, avoiding any injuries during treatment, and wearing protective clothing during medical procedures.

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My dentist did not wear gloves during extraction. Is this practice safe?

Query: Hi doctor, I took my mother to a dentist. She hit the tooth hard with a hammer and chisel to remove the second molar of upper jaw. She has experience as a dentist for 30 years; still she does not wear gloves. I am wondering, is this practice safe? My mother cried during the procedure, but the dentis...  Read Full »

Dr. Shwetha Hegde

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Getting a tooth removed is a terrifying experience for all. It is the dentist's responsibility to address the patient's concerns and make them feel comfortable. Ideally, the procedure should be explained to the patient beforehand. Infection control is very important ...  Read Full »

Can germs go through paper towel while cleaning with bleach?

Query: Hello doctor,I have three questions. One is when you clean with bleach on a paper towel, can germs go through the paper towel? Second is when you clean the toilet, do you need to wash your hands in between each step and between everything that is being wiped? The third is when you have sex, should y...  Read Full »

Dr. Arun Kaushik. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Answering the questions. Bleach is a disinfectant. So it kills the germs. So germs will not usually spread. But be careful of spores. Next while cleaning the toilet, I suggest you clean your hands after completing the entire process of cl...  Read Full »

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