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Cat litter got in nose

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
E. Coli: Escherichia coli could come from your cat's feces that are in a litter box.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: If you are pregnant, you should avoid handling cat litter. If you are not pregnant, just wash your hands well after changing the litter.
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Dr. Annette St. Pierre-MacKoul
32 years experience Pediatrics
Toxoplasmosis!: The biggest concern with cat litter is the risk of toxoplasmosis. This is definitely a concern in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, you should no ... Read More
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Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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Bend your knees: Bend your knees and lift with your legs, not your back.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Not really: Cat litter is usually clay. It is not good to eat it, but is not harmful. The worst part would be the cat poop or possibly parasites from the cat. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Not likely related.: I know of no relationship between "smelling cat box odor" and having toxoplasmosis. It is possible that you might have this infection, but it is like ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Get rid of cat: Get rid of the cat and you'll be money ahead.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Concern for: toxoplasma gondii.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: It would be better to have someone else clean the litter box if possible and for you to avoid it entirely. If this is not possible wear disposable gl ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Increases: risk of toxoplasma infection, which can cause brain deformity in the developing fetus.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Cat & pregnancy: The reason the cat litter can be bad is because of the potential transmission of toxoplasmosis, an infectious disease that can result in miscarriage. ... Read More
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