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Paper wipe impregnated with low amount of S. aureus and other common skin
bacteria. Use after washing hands with soap. Rub eyes and nose with hands if
desired. Available in pine, lavender, or unscented. Part of a daily immune system
||What's wrong with farmyard manure?
||It doesn't work, for one; no matter how much you spread it on, the farmyard doesn't grow any bigger.
||As presented, the idea isn't really going anywhere. The
complex microbial environment of the skin, as I
understand it* is quite complex and specific to
individuals. Collecting the bugs is relatively easy, but
keeping them all equally viable and proportional in some
kind of wipe isn't going to happen. A sub section of the
microbes will find the wipe easier to live in than others
and will grow, others will die or be overwhelmed. Maybe
you could flash freeze them in a cryopreservant? Anyhow,
no company is going to stand behind a product that
introduces microbes, that just occasionally, eat a person's
||What might work, along the same lines as the fecal
transplant**. There are conditions, like eczema, where in
at least some cases, the symptoms are exacerbated by
immune reaction to some microbes. Perhaps a test,
similar to allergy testing, but with common skin microbes,
could identify well tolerated species that could be
applied to out compete the lesser tolerated versions.
||*poorly, but if challenged, I can quickly drag the subject
to an area I know extremely well and win that point,
standard academic obfuscation.
**worst name ever. Just a little marketing would have
helped, "Microflora transplant", "Microbiome re-seeding"
||So more of a self transfer wipe from a protected area of skin to the sterile hands?
||That would explain the panic buying of toilet paper.
||So just rub your hands on your upper arms after washing & drying? Or dry them on your shirt, which your forearms come in contact with regularly?