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A 22-year-old male asked:

can just warm/hot tap water hand wash kill sperm off the hands?is it enough?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Sure: A good washing with water will do just fine in rinsing away sperm. Soap is optional, but using soap is ok too.

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Is it ok if I put sunscreen on my baby hands and she puts them in her mouth?

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Dr. Sharon Gilliland
Pediatrics 36 years experience
No: It's not a good idea for infants to ingest sunscreen. For this very reason, i recommend that sunscreen not be put on the hands of babies.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How long will the redness and swelling on my hand and feet last (i'm at 24 weeks)?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Until after delivery: If you already have significant swelling, you can expect it to continue until a couple of weeks after delivery. It will probably vary from day-to-day, depending on diet, activity level and weather. It will generally get worse after delivery for a few days and finally resolve 2-6 weeks after delivery.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What does nail fungus infection look like?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Discoloration: The nail is disclosed white or darker in color and can be thickened and flaky.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What can be done for a puncture wound on my right hand near my thumb?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Several things: You may need an x-ray, a tetanus shot and some antibiotics.
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A member asked:

I have swimmer's ear and I have water in my ears and used a q-tip and yellow ear wax came out. Is that what's holding the water in?

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Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Probably: The wax will cause water to be retained in your ear canal and lead to the swimmer's ear infection. Unfortunately, removing the waxdoesn't get rid of the infection. You will need to see your doctor and get it checked out.

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