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A friend slipped up after 5 yrs clean, but seems to be handling it ok all things considered.... What can I suggest. They were clean for five years and one night slipped recently resulting in snorting of ritalin. Apparently, it has slightly different effec

A friend slipped up after 5 yrs clean, but seems to be handling it ok all things considered.... What can I suggest. They were clean for five years and one night slipped recently resulting in snorting of ritalin. Apparently, it has slightly different effec

Hello.: Hello. If you trust the word of an addict, you are much more trusting than I would be. If not abusing drugs was as simple as being dedicated and having willpower, addiction would not be the immense problem that it is in this country today. It is a disease. Many people need help for their diseases. Narcotics anonymous and alcoholics anonymous is a great place to get help and support during recovery. I think your friends have some very serious problems from the sounds of it. If a person eats a box of rat poison per day and then decide to cut down to eating only half a box of rat poison per day, is that good? No! why, because eating rat poison can kill you. If a person thinks that have good judgment because they only eat a half box of rat poison per day, that person is likely to be in denial. ...Read more

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Hi. I would appreciate a professional answer to my question please. What is the best way of handling life with ADD? Diagnosed at 22, w/meds from 2012

Hi. I would appreciate a professional answer to my question please. What is the best way of handling life with ADD? Diagnosed at 22, w/meds from 2012

I DoNotBelieveAnyone: Really knows. Like many diagnostic terms, ADD is only a label for some generalities of behaviors which become accepted, yet represents only a superficial manifestation of a large variety of underlying issues. Thus the label (Diagnosis) does not have any certain universal basis much less any great insight about bases (within the medical community) & even less known reliable treatment strategies. ...Read more

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Need expert advice on any suggestions for handling back pain/muscle tightness?

Need expert advice on any suggestions for handling back pain/muscle tightness?

Physical therapy: Topical creams can soothe the pain, ie aspercream or tiger balm. Warm soaking baths or showers to help relax the muscles. If you access to a pool, being weightless for a sustained period of time will also help. ...Read more

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What is the best way of handling depression and at the same time handling aggravations from being trapped by getting over brain surgery.?

What is the best way of handling depression and at the same time handling aggravations from being trapped by getting over brain surgery.?

Trapped?: Brain surgery sounds very serious? Why do think that you're trapped? My suggestion would be to see either a psychiatrist or psychologist to help you get through these tough times. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why are some ob's not good at handling infertility? My wife recently had to change ob's because of poor care (poor preparation, lack of sympathy, no urgency). We changed ob's recently. I've heard reports of poor care from some of my wife's friends too.

Why are some ob's not good at handling infertility? My wife recently had to change ob's because of poor care (poor preparation, lack of sympathy, no urgency). We changed ob's recently. I've heard reports of poor care from some of my wife's friends too.

Personal pref: Not all docs like all parts of their field. Furthermore getting paid for managing infertility can be harder, many insurance companies won't pay for anything to do with infertility. Docs who like what they do tend to get better results, so pic a doc that likes what you need. ...Read more

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I need help with this allergy, since I can't really avoid handling dogs or food?

I need help with this allergy, since I can't really avoid handling dogs or food?

See Allergist: An allergist is specifically trained in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies including food and animal dander allergies. When avoidance measures are not practical or not sufficient, an allergist can assist in a program of medications and allergy injections. ...Read more

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Can a child around the age of 6yrs old, get sick from handling animals like hamsters, geckos, etc...?

Can a child around the age of 6yrs old, get sick from handling animals like hamsters, geckos, etc...?

Yes: Hamsters can directly or indirectly transmit Rabies, Tularemia, Salmonellosis, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, Dermatophytosis (ringworm, dermatomycosis), Rodentolepiasis and Hymenolepiasis (tapeworms). ...Read more

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Can my daughter get pinworms from handling/ cleaning tank from her turtle?

Can my daughter get pinworms from handling/ cleaning tank from her turtle?

People have pinworms: Not turtles. Turtles can carry other diseases, however, so she should wash her hands after handling her turtles. ...Read more

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Are there any advance cleaning equipment in hospital on better handling patient's feces?

Are there any advance cleaning equipment in hospital on better handling patient's feces?

Sterilization: The equipment used at hospitals for sterilization of medical equipment undergoes testing and has to comply with high standards. I know we sometimes hear of problems, but the problems are taken seriously. And are used to make the process as best as I can be. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Could someone get hep c by scratching a scab after handling money?

Could someone get hep c by scratching a scab after handling money?

Not likely: Transmission occurs in high risk situations. Most common are: IV drugs (sharing needles), or using nasal drugs, accidental needle stick in a healthcare worker, reused needles/medical equipment without sterilizing, sexually, tattoos, blood transfusion before June 1992 (as couldn't screen for hep c). Also sharing razors, being incarcerated. See a liver doc for treatment as the cure rate is > 95% ...Read more

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Concerning restaurant food handling: Is any bacteria that is transferred from a person's dirty hands onto food destroyed by heat from an oven at all?

Concerning restaurant food handling: Is any bacteria that is transferred from a person's dirty hands onto food destroyed by heat from an oven at all?

No: If that were to happen, the food would be overcooked all the time, and people would give the chef bad ratings and not visit the restaurant again. The food just has to be safe for normal people, which means immuno-suppressed people have to make their own special decisions (we can never try to make the world safe for every single person). Many foods are not meant to be well-cooked (salad, sushi...). ...Read more

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What are the hazards of handling silver?

In what form?: Pure solid silver, as in jewelry? Liquid silver? Are you taking pure silver or compound that has some silver in it? Please ask again and clarify. The condition of silver toxicity, is called Argyria. See the article, which discuses how one might be harmed by silver. Https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Argyria ...Read more

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What steps should I take to become better at handling pain?

What steps should I take to become better at handling pain?

Pain psychologist: Techniques like biofeedback, relaxation therapy and guided imagery help you take your mind and off pain and reduce anxiety. Coping skills are also key. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to deal with handling confrontation better?

Can you tell me how to deal with handling confrontation better?

An assertiveness: Book, such as "when I say no, I feel guilty, " might help. A mental health professional could help you learn what you fear about confrontation and how to overcome that. Most people find confrontation distressing, but handling it is a skill that can be learned. ...Read more

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Can you work in a manual handling warehouse with rumbling appendix?

Can you work in a manual handling warehouse with rumbling appendix?

Warehouse: This really depends on whether you are having pain or not. If there is no pain then yes. Working in warehouse does not make the situation worse. ...Read more