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Forum Name: Fertility
Question: Rubbing Alcohol Exposure to Testicles
|chuck91105 - Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:26 pm||
Past Diagnoses: None
Past Surgeries: Splenectomy
Family History: None
Current Medications: None
Will skin exposure to rubbing alcohol on the testicles cause possible reproductive / birth defects to future offspring? I haven't had many exposures, but I did feel a burning sensation in my testicles for a few days after I spilled rubbing alcohol on my scrotum. I believe it was isopropyl alchohol, but it may have been ethyl alcohol. I am concerned about future effects on my offspring.
|Debbie Miller, RN - Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:57 pm||
There is no known concern with this. Most topical products have been shown to be safe in regard to reproduction with few exceptions. Rubbing alcohol used externally is not one of those so don't worry about it.
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