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is it dangerous to cover your whole head with the blanket as you sleep i mean in terms of breathing someone i know insists on doing this

A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Fuehrer
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: If it is a child or adult who is unable to move the blanket away from his/her face when needed, there is the possibility of suffocation. If it is a n ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
CO2 retention: You want to avoid excessive carbon dioxide retention. If the sheets are breathable cotton this is less an issue with synthetic blends. I hope you can ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I haven't heard this: Before. What is important is that you get enough oxygen all night long.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience Dentistry
Mouth breathing: Might cause inflammation to oral as well as throat tissues . Do you have any nasal obstructions? Like congestion or deviated septum?
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
2 X 4: There are alternatives. Accupuncture for example can allow someone to perform a c-section or removal of thyroid gland. Since boys at harvard did first ... Read More
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Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
The : The concept of life support is to provide assistance or replacement of a bodily function, generally categorized as: ventilator support for respirator ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Smith
39 years experience Psychiatry
Why?: Changing from one medicine to another is really not a casual matter. You need to involve your prescriber. Is there sufficient reason to change? How l ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
Your : Your friend is lucky to have someone who is concerned about her health and well being. After some research into the subject, the two main harmful effe ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Andrews
35 years experience Interventional Radiology
General : General anesthesia is not needed for a liver biopsy. Your doctor will most likely give you an intravenous medication to relieve your anxiety, so a pan ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Can't analyse you: with this info. A person's reasons for a phobia can be quite unique to them. The best way to find out is to explore your thoughts & feelings about ... Read More
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Dr. Hamid Djalilian
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
You : You probably have some hearing loss from noise exposure which has caused the tinnitus (ringing in the ears). The problem starts in the brain. The best ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
Wet Hair Outside: Walking out of the house with wet hair cannot make you sick. If you were developing a cold or upper respiratory infection before you went out, the col ... Read More
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Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
If : If you feel you are having mental health issues, then my best advice is for you to seek a consultation with a psychiatrist or even a therapist. A lot ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Seeking Help: There is no way that causing a fever in yourself is healthy. The body is a marvelous organism that needs to keep a certain temperature to keep all of ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
19 years experience Pediatrics
Take care of you...: Take care of yourself -that is the only way any relationship will work out in the long run. Express your feelings without blame -ie- "I feel sad beca ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. This question has been listed as psychiatry as the specialty. I do recommend that your friend see an opthamologist to have this symptom explore ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Safe?: If you are just doing a no 1 and then touch the belt, i don't see any risk in catching e coli. If you sits on a public toilet with a disposable cover ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Weiss
45 years experience Endocrinology
This : This practice is not necessary for health but it is not harmful either as long as you do not cut yourself doing it. The only reason i can think of to ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Etoh & death: If you drink a sufficiently large amount of alcohol you will eventually become unconscious and "blank out". Of course, before you actually black out y ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
22 years experience Clinical Psychology
No: Just set limits as to when you will respond to it. Cell phones are a bit Pavlovian in the sense that they train your behavior. They beep, you answer ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shivinder Deol
45 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Yes: As long as lot of folks are not coughing or sneezing near the baby, he should be fine.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcie Berman
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
Unlikely: Pregnancy is a time where anxiety can heighten for you. However, your unborn child's vigorous movement is a sign of health, not of anxiety.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
22 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe.: The fan could cause excessive drying or your eyes, nose, or mouth. It could also blow dust into your face and aggravate allergy symptoms. I suggest mo ... Read More

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