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Anthrax Eco Friendly Parenting
Ans: This is a very broad question. Certainly children okay is very important part of development. The kind of toys you mention are certainly more beneficial than the computer games which can lead to a false sense of reality. Children must develop a healthy imagination not a brainwashing. ...Read more
Is it ok to ask about accidental falls, deaths, infection rates, mrsa, staffing, sodium in diet, transfers, etc if looking at skilled nursing homes?
14mo boy- pneumonia in both lungs. Preparing to go home from hospital tmrow. I'm nervous about raking him home. Helpful care tips once we are home?
Most treated at home: If a kid is taking fluids well, eating some and capable of taking oral meds he can do well at home. He will need adequate rest when he tires, and simple balanced nutrition for a normal recovery. As long as he wets a diaper every 4-6 hours and appears to be regaining his pre-illness playfulness, his recovery is going well. ...Read more
When a child grows resistent ( esbl kleb o ) regularly in their lungs/trach, would high-dose amoxicillan be effective against a pneumonia (no c&s)?
Not in US: Avian, or bird flu, is not currently a threat in the us and do not normally infect humans, but sporadic human infections have occurred. H5n1 is a highly pathogenic avian flu virus, that if recombined with human inf. A could result in human-to-human transmission. Best protection:avoid source of exposure (prolonged contact with sick or dead infected poultry, personal protective equipment, hand wash. ...Read more
No. play with dirt.: Manufacturers do not have the purchase power and therefore cannot condemn. Hand sanitizer has a place in many situations and has been shown to be effective in situations where handwashing isn't available. It is true however that we have to encourage kids to exercise more, be outside more, play more & get dirty more instead of watching tv and playing inside video games. Engage with nature! ...Read more
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
135 pulse rate, 98 spo2, 103.8 temperature, 3yr old female, breath sounds clear, no SOB, should I take her to urgent care? Concerned about EN-D68
Yes: If you're worried about EV-D68 (http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/08/health/enterovirus-d68-symptoms/index.html), then yes, better safe than sorry. Besides, depending upon your reference, some might consider 135bpm to be elevated for 3yo (http://www.emedicinehealth.com/pediatric_vital_signs/article_em.htm). Don't forget, other germs can cause fever, too. Urinary tract infections are very common in girls. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any programs in u.S. To help young adult aspbergers patients master skills for healthy living? Health, socialization, self care, work, etc?
I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?
What available: Alternatives are to enlarge hole in chest wall to create an open pneumothorax and prevent tension from trapped air, or to create valve type mechanism with some type of tube and flutter valve or water submersion of tube to allow air out of chest cavity but not allow it back in through tube. ...Read more
Healthy living: what furniture stores are particularly good about selling furniture that's free of vocs?
Hastens for beds: The gold standard, at least for "green" bedding, is hastens. The company reports it meets standards set by Öko-tex and others for home and environmental health. Mattresses are made with cotton and even horsehair! ...Read more
Can I be qualify for medical, im 26 fulltime community college student. No job r income. I live w/ & get help from my low income parents. Live in cali?
Eligibility : There are many people who qualify for medical, but have no idea how to apply. I suggest starting with contacting a federally qualified health center (it'll take some google work to find one in your area). These health centers have financial counselors and other staff to determine your exact eligibility for medical and help you get registered and set up with a primary care doc. Good luck! ...Read more
Are probiotics (lactobacillus planetarium 299v 10 billion cfu) safe and/or beneficial for somebody to take that is recovering from acute pancreatitus?
Conflicting research: Some studies have shown benefits and some have shown harm! the study that showed harm involved infusing probiotics directly into the small intestines in patients ill with very severe pancreatitis. See http://www.Criticalcarenutrition.Com/docs/manuscript_editorial_probiotics_in_pancreatitis.Pdf however, there is no evidence of harm in taking oral probiotics while recovering. See comment for more:. ...Read more
Global health organisation warns families to prepare emergency family plan: what medicine and supplies.?
Six basic supplies: 1 water mke sure you have water for basic needs for 3 days 2 food non perishable for st least 3 days 3 first aid and supplies 4 clothing and beddings appropriate 5 tools and special items like flash lights and fresh batteries 6 battery powered communication devices and dont forget copies of important documents like drivers licence, passports. Prescription medicines and over the counter meds. ...Read more
My 5 y/o starts a non-profit to allow kids design/make their own tatoos, ea w/ a healthy msg. Can he bring it to hospital/clinic w/o regulatory issue?
Maybe: In the U.S., one would not want to put colors or inks onto children's skin unless the materials are already proven to be nontoxic. It may be better to try out the idea at community fairs or other events, because hospitals and clinics have stricter rules on the kinds of activities allowed. ...Read more
Geriatrics md: how can nursing home refuse to share care plan with woman's child citing hipaa even before she moves in? Older nonmedical sib has poa.
HIPAA strictly: Demands that medical personnel do not discuss medical care issues with anyone but the person designated by the patient. It appears it is not you. Don't get mad at the nursing home, your beloved government came up with the rule. If they are ever found in contempt, the home is fined and potentially taken out of business. So there's that! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Oui: Oui - lavez-vous toujours les premiers ! ...Read more
Asst. Professor in Engineering college and on study leave for PhD. @35. Low health. No child. 1 miscarriage. Long cycle. Hectic life.want safe planing?
What country & is: There an outbreak? Which form of anthrax? You can review this by country, year and anthrax type through cdc. For instance, btwn 1979 &1985 there were > 10, 000 case of anthrax (primarily cutaneous) in zimbabwe. To date there are 11 known cases of pulmonary anthrax in the us. The stats differ greatly depending on location, type and particular year. ...Read more
Different forms of: Anthrax infection. Mortality rate for skin acquired untreated anthrax is 10 to 20 % but very low w antibiotic therapy. Mortality rate for inhalation anthrax is 50 to 90 % even w antibiotic therapy. Mortality rate for gastrointestinal anthrax is about 50 % w antibiotic therapy. If meningitis occurs w anthrax infection it is usually fatal. ...Read more
Anthrax: Bacillus anthracis spores (endospores) are dormant ; can be found on all continents. When they are inhaled they reactivate ; begin multiplying. ...Read more
Depends on form: The worst form, inhalation anthrax is flu like early with low grade fever, fatigue, non-productive cough, muscle aches, etc.One to 5 days later there may be abrupt onset of high fever, severe breathing difficulty and shock. Death may ensue within 24-36 hrs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pulmonary Cutaneous: Cutaneous, GI and pulmonary. Yes, it can occur by eating tainted meat. ...Read more
Endospores: Bacillus Anthracis spores (endospores) are dormant & can be found on in the soil of all the continents. The spores are hardy & can survive in many environments for centuries. ...Read more
Yes: Mortality rate for untreated cutaneous anthrax is 10 -20 percent but less than 1% with correct antibiotic tx. The mortality rate for inhalation anthrax is around 75% (50 - 90 %) even with antibiotic therapy. Mortality rate for gastrointestinal anthrax is about 50 % (25 -60%). Effect of early antibiotic tx is uncertain for gi. Meningitis due to anthrax is just about 100% fatal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers