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Wrist pain from falling forward doing yoga (crow pose) on hard floor. ?

Wrist pain from falling forward doing yoga (crow pose) on hard floor. ?

Wrist Pain: best to get it evaluated by a physician. May need X-rays. In the meantime ice and ibuprofen are acceptable. ...Read more

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From canada my bf used 2 kleenez not bare hands to pick up dead baby bird and dispose.Than carried in groceries without washing hands. Contamination?

From canada my bf used 2 kleenez not bare hands to pick up dead baby bird and dispose.Than carried in groceries without washing hands. Contamination?

Germs are everywher: Germs are everywhere, I would not expect that the two of you were going to eat off of those grocery bags. With food preparation and refrigeration your bacterial burden is usually reduced significantly. I wouldn't be any more concerned about this ,that if you went outside and played in the yard and came in and ate dinner without washing your hands. The normal human body has a great immune system. ...Read more

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What are common injuries after a steering wheel airbag deployment?

What are common injuries after a steering wheel airbag deployment?

Face and hands: Face and hand injuries are common after airbag deployment. Abrasions and bruises around the face are common, and occasionally the nose may be broken. Occasionally, the hot gases escaping from the airbag may produce first degree burns. If you are wearing glasses or sunglasses, you may also get a few lacerations. Hand injuries are also common, especially if your hands are high on the steering wheel. ...Read more

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washing not mine, dried blood off object why lowrisk for blood borne pathogens with paper towel dish soap and water ? Washed hands after with soap

washing not mine, dried blood off object why lowrisk for blood borne pathogens with paper towel dish soap and water ? Washed hands after with soap

Low risk: Low risk, unless you have an open wound and blood from someone with a known blood-borne pathogen. The risk is still less than being injected with that blood. ...Read more

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Ificlean travel bag with alcohol only from insidewill itbeenough to put infantsclothes in there?Bag isfrom fabric outside&insidefrom raincoat materia

Ificlean travel bag with alcohol only from insidewill itbeenough to put  infantsclothes in there?Bag isfrom fabric outside&insidefrom raincoat materia

Will be fine: Simple cleaning of bags to store infant clothing will be fine. Shake out any crumbs etc followed by damp wiping and allow to air dry soap and water works well on most surfaces. ...Read more

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Would placing electric blanket on a person kill him?

An electric: Blanket is used to provide warmth from the cold. There is little harm if used appropriately. ...Read more

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27wks preg.Tried to get rid of spider on my ceiling with a mop overhead+bug fell on floor n i vacuumed it.Can it harm bub?weight vacuum5.5lbs mop1.3lb

27wks preg.Tried to get rid of spider on my ceiling with a mop overhead+bug fell on floor n i vacuumed it.Can it harm bub?weight vacuum5.5lbs mop1.3lb

Pregn overhead work: Thing to look out for are bleeding, pain, cramping, decrease fetal movements. Would call ob this AM and just let them know but otherwise if none of the above should be ok As you enter 3rd trimester avoid overhead work, heavy lifting ( 5 lbs is not considered heavy) . ...Read more

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Can using unused gloves that were sitting on table transmit hiv?

Can using unused gloves that were sitting on table transmit hiv?

Serious Questions: Unused gloves? You have to be smarter than this. How could an unused product transmit any infection? Hiv is hard to get. It is not caught by simple contact with an inanimate object. You have to have direct blood to blood or semen to blood access to catch this infection. The knowledge about how HIV is transmitted has stayed the same for 35 years now. ...Read more

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A girl has semen on her RIGHT hand, but wipes it off immediately with kleenex. 5-10 minutes pass, hand dry, goes to pee, wipes w/ Left hand, any risk?

A girl has semen on her RIGHT hand, but wipes it off immediately with kleenex. 5-10 minutes pass, hand dry, goes to pee, wipes w/ Left hand, any risk?

Almost impossible: For semen to fertilize an egg, it has to be deposited into the vagina and at the right time of the menstrual cycle. What you describe is very unlikely to have any risk of pregnancy. However, always practice safe sex, some sexually transmitted diseases could be transmitted through contaminated hands. ...Read more

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When can babies start using foward facing car seats?

When can babies start using foward facing car seats?

As late as possible: The top heavy nature of a toddlers physique makes their neck,spinal cord and neck nerves at great risk during a frontal impact crash.Rear-facing allows the initial impact to be absorbed into the seat. See www.joelsjourney.org for info.The European standard has been rear-facing to 3 for > a decade & NHTSA recommended rear facing to 2 in 1999.Seats are now available that rear face to 40 lb. Do it. ...Read more

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