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Forum Name: Fertility

Question: Rubbing Alcohol Exposure to Testicles


 chuck91105 - Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:26 pm

Age: 25
Sex: Male
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

User avatar 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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