Does rubbing alcohol kill disease such as HEP C and AIDS?
I bought a nose ring, new, but I am still not very trusting. I bought it from a pet store which sold body jewelry, so I thought maybe it needs cleaned real good. So I'm soaking it in rubbing alcohol now and my question is this, will this kill any germs or diseases on it? Even any dirtyness it could have on it from being in a pet store?
I was also going to put them in boiling water for a few seconds, and should i also wash them in diluted bleach water , or will the rubbing alcohol be enough?
how long do i have to soak it in the rubbing alcohol and will it be clean? i once heard that not even bleach kills the HEP C virus?
No, bleach does help to kill the Hep C virus, and the HIV virus (TOPICALLY, not ingested, like some teens believe).
If you're that paranoid, I suggest putting the nosering in a cup and bleaching it first, then rinse, bleach again (for a few minutes, not seconds), then a thorough rinse in hot/boiling water. That should kill whatever you think is on that nose ring (if there IS anything).
Hep C is inhibited by bleach. It works better than nothing, in that drug abusers who used bleach 95% didn't get HEP C, while non users of bleach 65% did not get HEP C. Sterile jewelry is the only way to be 100% sure of non-contamination.
the ONLY sure way of not having hcv infectious blood particles (dry or wet) is the use of an autoclave.
bleach and alcohol do not KILL hcv, it only cleans the surface-ie, sloughs if off of the surface.
from now on,make sure you only purchase jewelry in un-opened packages.
as always, many do not know they have hcv, furthermore there are millions of ways one can come into contact with hcv, the difference is, hcv infectious blood has to enter the bloodstream to cause infection- just like in your case.
have you been tested? there are many who thought they had the flu or mono at one time or another when in all reality if could of been hcv in the acute phase.