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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
39 years experience Family Medicine
You probably don't: want to know. Germs are all around us. I am found of saying," That is why God gave us an immune system." so we can fight them off most of the time. ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: Your concern needs to be addressed from different angles; bacteriologically, no germ-free living environment has ever existed and many std-infected ar ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Germ exposure: You cannot keep your child in a protective bubble. There is a school of thought that feels germ exposure enhances immunity. Go to your class with you ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Duguid
29 years experience Dentistry
Ew: Common sense tells us, don't put anything in your mouth a maid has touched or dropped. Buy a new brush, they aren't too expensive. :).
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Highly unlikely,,,: Unless you've done this many times and really soaked your pants and backpack with it each time, it's highly unlikely that you'll have long term conseq ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Scared of germs: My guess is that regular is better as more air may get to cut. Being scared of germs is a worry as you cannot avoid them and many are good germs. The ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Not really.: The only real bad virus that sticks to surfaces is hepatitis. Flu and ordinary viruses can spread thru the respiratory tract, but won't survive long ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Fear of the unknown: From a medical stand point it does not sound that you have even touched with your shoe a possible roadkill, so in these circumstances you are at no ri ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Setu Vora
Dr. Setu Vora answered
27 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Inhaled Tobi (tobramycin) : Inhaled tobramycin- tobi is mainly used for recurrent lung lower respiratory tract infections due to gram negative bacteria named pseudomonas aerugino ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Willson
17 years experience Family Medicine
No: Food poisoning requires ingestion of the bacteria into your mouth and stomach. The odor may cause nausea but should not cause an actual illness.
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