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explain why you shouldnt wash eggs when you bring them home from the store

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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It : It is never a good idea to eat eggs or dairy products raw / unprocessed due to the presence of salmonella bacteria that could cause death under the ri ... Read More
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Raw is raw.: Raw eggs contain bacteria that can make you sick. Eggs are fine if they're cooked.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Vaccuum them up: Wash clothing or linens in hot water. Soak personal items like combs or brushes in hot water for at least 10 minutes (or throw them out if this is an ... Read More
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Dr. John Overholt
26 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Be careful: Egg substitutes like egg beaters are made from eggs and will contain egg proteins that could precipitate an allergic reaction. There are vegan egg su ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Strictly speaking: Only if you get pregnant. Ultrasound is much more sensitive, of course. Relax, if your cycles are regular and your opks clear, you are most likely ov ... Read More
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A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
I think so..but..: Raw egg itself is just another protein source. It has chance exposure to germs unless preparation technique is such that it avoids them.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
Why don't : you cook the egg the first time. Two minutes may not be enough to kill or inactivate any possible micro-organisms.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
No: Pinworms do NOT get in air systems. They are not airborne. However, they are transmitted person to person and fecal-oral contact. Gross, I know.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Keathley
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Safe: When it comes to spoiling of food, if it is safe for the rest of us, it is safe for you too.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Stop washing: Lemon juice contains an acid. You have irritated the scalp and repeated washings is probably making it worse. Try not washing your hair for a few days ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. D Elan Simckes
33 years experience Fertility Medicine
Too many: Did your doctor say that you are not ovulating? Did the doctor say you have polycystic ovarian syndrome? If so, then the best home remedy is to lose w ... Read More

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