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Are there special types of bedding and mattresses to prevent bedsores?

Are there special types of bedding and mattresses to prevent bedsores?

Yes: The most simple & economic mattress is the egg crate mattress of foam which shows a surface similar to the containers of the eggs we get at the supermarket this prevents parts of the surface to be in direct contact of the skin. There is a sophisticated expensive bed called clinitron(r) than some hospitals use for the deeper ulcers and sickest patients. I mention before paddings & pillows. ...Read more

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Bed Sore (Definition)

A bed sore is an injury to the skin, and tissues beneath the skin, caused by pressure. They can range from a stage one pressure sore (tender, red and does not blanch) to stage four (an open wound extending down to the bone). Early stage pressure sores can respond to off-loading, while deep ulcers require debridement, dressing ...Read more


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Are there any means of getting rid of bed bugs and are there any things that can help with bed bug bites?

Are there any means of getting rid of bed bugs and are there any things that can help with bed bug bites?

Bed bugs: You can take antihistamines if you feel itchy. Topical steroid creams can be used on lesions. For a severe allergic reaction to bites – please seek medical evaluation and treatment. *declutter entire bedroom & any other effected rooms. Check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/ place all junk in tightly sealed plastic & dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot >. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to prevent skin cancer in baby?

Are there any ways to prevent skin cancer in baby?

Lifelong sunblock: Keep your child free from excessive sun exposure. She should wear long sleeves, hats, and use spf liberally. If family history is strong, regular skin exams by your pcp and/or dermatologist is a good idea. ...Read more

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Are there types of household mold that are normal and safe?

Are there types of household mold that are normal and safe?

Yes and No: Mold spores are found in the air most everywhere, especially in areas that are humid and warm. Some spores are very resistant to extremes of temperature and humidity so can survive in many environments. It is only when levels get high that we start to worry about the safety and health issues. Some types of mold can even be found on normal human skin. ...Read more

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What are the ways that people help prevent diseases and eliminate diseases in africa?

What are the ways that people help prevent diseases and eliminate diseases in africa?

Preventing diseases: I would recommend looking at a charity that helps empower africans in preventing and eliminating these diseases themselves. Africare would be an example of such an organization, but there are others. ...Read more

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Are there any kinds of pacifiers that are better for a baby's teeth than others? There are all kinds of pacifiers of different designs, shapes and materials. I'd like to know if there is anything in particular we should be looking out for in order to get

Are there any kinds of pacifiers that are better for a baby's teeth than others? There are all kinds of pacifiers of different designs, shapes and materials. I'd like to know if there is anything in particular we should be looking out for in order to get

I : I agree that no pacifier is best. However, if you are going to use one, chose one that is flat as it passes through the upper and lower teeth and soft. Since your child's teeth will tend to shape themselves around the shaft of the pacifier the flat kind will cause less distortion especially if it is soft enough to collapse even flatter. ...Read more

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Are there formulas on dealing with the type of people out there, if there are 5 types of personality?

Are there formulas on dealing with the type of people out there, if there are 5 types of personality?

I wish!: A "type" is a general classification based on several characteristics. But it's not a hard & fast classification. We are complex creatures! Everybody acts & reacts differently. It is always safest to follow the Golden Rule: treat others as you wish to be treated. That is: be kind, be respectful, pay attention & listen. Look people in the eyes when you talk, don't be mean, & say please & thank you! ...Read more

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I live in japan and you might know that wearing surgical masks are ubiquitous for various reasons such as preventing sickness from airborne illnesses, ?

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I live in japan and you might know that wearing surgical masks are ubiquitous for various reasons such as preventing sickness from airborne illnesses, ?

Yes: In asia many people do wear surgical masks to prevent airborne illness like the flu. You will need a good mask though . The cheap ones may not be very effective. ...Read more

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What are the most common health and safety precautions that can be taken to prevent accidents in children around the house?

What are the most common health and safety precautions that can be taken to prevent accidents in children around the house?

Locks and gates: The person most dangerous to the average toddler is himself. Any potentially toxic substances, cleaners, sprays, medicines, alcohol etc., should be out of reach and/or locked up. Heavy objects that can topple (like big table lamps) should be out of reach. Stairways should be gated securely. Choking hazards should be stored. Remember, accidents will happen anyway. Stay calm when they do. ...Read more

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Are there any good types of shoe inserts to help with supination?

Are there any good types of shoe inserts to help with supination?

Custom orthotics: The best way to treat a supinated or a pronated foot type is to have a custom orthotic made which will help to realign your specific foot type. ...Read more

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What are some glove types that can help with poor circulation?

What are some glove types that can help with poor circulation?

Unsure: I am not aware of gloves that help but if you are referring to cold sensitivity then wearing mittens in the cold would be of help. ...Read more

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Are there vitamins that will prevent or cure blood clots in the legs?

Are there vitamins that will prevent or cure blood clots in the legs?

No: There are no vitamins or natural therapeutics that will prevent or cure blood clots. Dvt's or blood clots in the leg are a serious condition and could lead to death if improperly treated. The only medications that help are the blood thinners like Coumadin (warfarin) and Lovenox (enoxaparin) (low molecular weight heparin). ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedys used to rid a house of bedbugs?

Are there any natural remedys used to rid a house of bedbugs?

Hard to do.: Declutter entire bedroom & any other effected rooms. Check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/ place all junk in tightly sealed plastic & dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation. Steam clean what you can't place in drier. Vacuum everything using a >. ...Read more

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Are those luggage bags the sell good for keeping bedbugs out of clothes?

Are those luggage bags the sell good for keeping bedbugs out of clothes?

Pesticides, vacuum.: Eradication of bed bugs frequently requires a combination of pesticide and non-pesticide approaches. Pesticides include pyrethroids, dichlorvos and malathion. Resistance to pesticides has increased a lot over time, so mechanical approaches such as vacuuming up the insects and heat treating or wrapping mattresses have been recommended. ...Read more

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What beds are good to prevent bedsores?

What beds are good to prevent bedsores?

Depends. : There are a wide range of hospital mattresses. The basic ones do little to prevent. Then there are the air mattresses where the pt is sleeping on a cushion of air. This works much better. Really the best help is frequent changing of position to prevent prolonged pressure on one spot for more than 1. - -2 hours ...Read more

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Are there natural insecticides that I can use to lessen chances of sandflies and leishmaniasis?

Are there natural insecticides that I can use to lessen chances of sandflies and leishmaniasis?

Use repellant: Your best bet is to use a good repellant like deet. Do not put pesticides on your skin or clothing. Some pesticides are deadly not only to insects but people also. ...Read more

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