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Mold Sexy Toy
China is: Only one source...There have been documented issues with least in the paint on toys imported from china. Do research on toys you want before you buy. In general though, there are toy scares on many levels. Small pieces, things that break easily and can be inhaled, etc. Use common sense. Children still love natures toys the best...Sticks, twigs, paper, boxes etc. Lol. They are so imaginative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kissed cat and inhaled some powder from litter (could taste it). Pregnant (don't change litter box) - can that harm baby?
Got big whiff of cat litter "powder" scent when kissing my cat after he used the litter box - 24 weeks pregnant. Can this smell be harmful?
Have cat allergies. Considering moving to apartment. Next door neighbor has cat & balconies touch each other's. Am i screwed, does dander wander?
Airborne dander: Hard to say if you will have a problem, but I do hear from patients who do feel that they are having allergic reactions to the smoke or cat/dog dander from next door. Animal dander is very light and remains airborne for many hours, so it is conceivable that it could travel through the ventilation system into your apartment. ...Read more
More info needed: I'm not aware of any studies on the risk of lightning strike as related to either earbuds or cellphone use. Perhaps if you are a researcher, you could help the world by pioneering this information; OR if you are in line for a Darwin Award, you could help the world by collecting data in this area; preferably not the latter. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Date rape. Extremely upset, won't report. Adamant all that was touching her body be burned, clothes, jewelry, purse, etc. S.Asian girl. Lim english?Help?
Therapy: This person needs therapy, and culturally appropriate and language appropriate therapy. Gestures like the ones she is proposing may be helpful for her, but what she underwent can cause lifetime psychologic scarring. She needs extensive psychotherapy to make sure she is ok now and in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Privacy variety cost: Some people are embarrassed about their need or desire to use a sex toy. Buying it online avoids the need for a face to face purchase through a conventional store. Buying anything online tends to offer you a wider variety of choices and frequently a better price, but perhaps less convenient service. If your toy is defective, you will probably have to mail it back to the vendor which takes time. ...Read more
Below: sex toys (whether made of silicone or jelly) that are NOT water-proof should be cleaned very carefully, lest you accidentally ruin the battery compartment or motor. Many people find that they are most comfortable cleaning their vibrator with rubbing alcohol pads OR by spraying sex toy cleaner on the vibrator (away from the battery compartment or motor) then dabbing it with a wet towel. Online?? ...Read more
Forced to stay in old hotel, room smells moldy. I'm sensitive to mold. What can I do? Changed room.
Leave hotel: If you're sensitive to mold, there is nothing you can do but avoid it at this point. Going forward, you may well be a candidate for desensitization shots from an allergist, but that won't help you now. If you have to stay where you are, the best you can do is treat symptoms until you leave. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Imagination in children is a very important part of childhood. Santa claus and the easter bunny are "lovable" characters and as the child grows and discovers the truth, he finds it amusing usually. It is all part of the fun of a family growing togetherf in a loving lifestyle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toys Come w/Messages: Toy figures & cartoon figures r stand-ins 4real people. Consider barbie, ken & friends: do u remember seeing a wide range of body types? Of racial features? Even manufacturers of more realistic barbie-like dolls have stuck 2a narrow range of types. Ever see an overweight barbie- or ken-type doll? A below- or above-average height one? If such dolls were hyped on tv & sold, what msg would kids get? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No to all: During the bad years when there was no treatment, not a single household contact became infected except by sex or needle sharing. Stop worrying -- it's as uninformed as worrying about getting a woman pregnant by sharing a swimming pool. I am sorry anyone troubled you. Best wishes. ...Read more
Friend burnt noodles in dorm room micro 1 week ago, aired room, room smelled, still smells, can residual burnt plastic (not smoke) smell be harmful?
No: No, not if one keeps some fresh air flowing. It's just a an odor... To let a person know to clean the microwave oven and the room, and to let some fresh air in. ...Read more
How easy is it to get poisoned by rodent poisoning? (bromethalin, strychine,etc) The yard man put bait box down then touched plants & gate. Dangers?
Less than minimal: There is little likelihood from you get poisoned by the circumstances you described. ...Read more
Roommate washed dieselsoaked clothes couple weeks ago. Just did 2 loads (clothes &bedding) before realizing the smell. How toxic are the fumes?
No health risk: Repeated or continue expousre to diesel fumes could cause health problems after a few months or year, but a brief exposure like this won't do anything bad. Just open the windows, let the place air out, and don't worry about it. ...Read more
I developed allergy to milk, tomatoes,yeast, house dust,house dust mites,paper dust,cockroach dust at the age of 16. Can they be outgrown?
So many asthma triggers ok at home ecept cooking smells. Smoke perfume cologne flowers, cleaning fluids. Going out scary b/c triggers everywhere. Nrml peak flow am will be 700 but 475 in pm, what do?
Escalate treatment: Need to move past just using rescue inhaler to inhaled corticosteroids. You may feel like you are doing okay with only evening symptoms, but in the long term you may still be damaging your lungs and may develop copd. Consult your doctor for additional medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are common garden birds' poo (pigeons, raven's etc) dangerous to human health if left undealt with on garden furniture?
Guano (bird poop): Bird poop (or guano) is usually a nuisance more than a health risk, there can be a risk of disease transmission, especially for those with weakened immune systems. Clean up with soap and hot water whenever you have contact with bird droppings. The guano does not present more problems if left for more time on the furniture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer