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My "green" (1.5 gpm) shower head won't steam up the bathroom. What do I do for croup now?

My "green" (1.5 gpm) shower head won't steam up the bathroom. What do I do for croup now?

Moist air: Steam does work pretty well, but any moist air will help (probably can get this from "green" shower head by running it for a while with the bathroom door shut. A humidifier can work also. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Croup (Definition)

A description of variety on upper respiratory tract condition in children, including laryngitis, laryngotracheitis, laryngotracheobronchitis, bacterial ...Read more


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Not kidding. When I was going to the bathroom, steam came out of my vagina?

Not kidding. When I was going to the bathroom, steam came out of my vagina?

Hot vagina: Steam occurs only at near boiling temps. It wasn't steam! Body temps vary but are under 101. ...Read more

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Used Oraquick HIV in bathroom & took about 8 min shower while waiting. Could steam affect results? Test was neg. Been 8 months if I was exposed at all

Used Oraquick HIV in bathroom & took about 8 min shower while waiting. Could steam affect results? Test was neg. Been 8 months if I was exposed at all

Nucleic acid test: To be sure, get a HIV nucleic acid test.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Bathroom question when I go to the bathroom well when I pee mostly I look down and see steam coming out of the tolet which I don't think is a good thing so could you tell me what it is and if it's bad

Bathroom question when I go to the bathroom well when I pee mostly I look down and see steam coming out of the tolet which I don't think is a good thing so could you tell me what it is and if it's bad

It: It would be important to determine if you are having other urinary problems. Try to note whether you are having pain with urination. It is important to note how many children you have, which can cause weakening of the bladder wall (cystocele) and can cause problems urinating. Also note whether you have problems urinating when you don't want to (with sneezing, running), or whether it is hard to go. If you have other symptoms, then see a gynecologist or uro-gynecologist to have a complete examination of your pelvic structures. ...Read more

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Diarrhea normal for me, but tonight it looks like it's letting off smoke/steam. Never seen this. What's going on?! bathroom isn't cold; temp is bit high (99.6) but I pretty much always have a fever...

Diarrhea normal for me, but tonight it looks like it's letting off smoke/steam. Never seen this. What's going on?! bathroom isn't cold; temp is bit high (99.6) but I pretty much always have a fever...

Not sure: Not sure why you have steamy diarrhea, but the fact that you always run a temperature and always have diarrhea is not something you should be used to living with. Best for you to see a GI doctor whose training is specific to determine the likely cause of your diarrhea and get you treated to help your bowel issues. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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18 month old with croup. Wakes up screaming/crying non stop, throwing himself around like a tantrum. Breathing fine. Steam not calming. Er or wait?

18 month old with croup. Wakes up screaming/crying non stop, throwing himself around like a tantrum. Breathing fine. Steam not calming. Er or wait?

Sleep disorder: If your daughter does not wake immediately when you touch her and has no breathing difficulty, she is in the midst of a night terror an anomaly of sleep like sleep walking. If she wakes immediately it is a nightmare she will remember specifics. Night terrors occur in deeper sleep kids have no memory of them and often reflect sleep deficit. More sleep over several days will fix it. ...Read more

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Going to the bathroom 5-6 times a night?

Going to the bathroom 5-6 times a night?

See your doctor: And have your prostate checked, You probably have an enlarged prostate which can be treated with medication. ...Read more

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I fainted in my bathroom, what to do now?

I fainted in my bathroom, what to do now?

Check up: This may have been a fall in blood pressure and have little significanse but have a check up! ...Read more

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Why am I going to bathroom after everything I eat?

Why am I going to bathroom after everything I eat?

Many causes see doc: Can't tell on this forum. See your doctor and get it checked. ...Read more

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Is it okay if you haven't gone to the bathroom in 4-5 days?

Is it okay if you haven't gone to the bathroom in 4-5 days?

It can be: Everyone is different in terms of their bowel frequency. What's your normal frequency?

Its not ok, if you feel constipated, bloated, having pain or having to strain alot.

Drink alot of fluids, increase fibers. If you have discomfort and home remedies, over the counter meds aren't working, please see your doc asap. Feel better. ...Read more

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What's a medication to relieve constantly going to the bathroom?

What's a medication to relieve constantly going to the bathroom?

Depends: If its frequent urination, prostate, bladder infections, bladder nerve conditions may be the cause as well as diabetes.If its bowel movements it could be conditions like colitis, excessive fiber intake (or other dietary issues). Best to check with your physician. ...Read more

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I have trouble going to the bathroom at my boyfriend's place. Is that strange?

Not strange: Many people are inhibited in bathroom use away from their home. ...Read more

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I was using the bathroom a few days a go and as I used it my butt burned. Why is that?

I was using the bathroom a few days a go and as I used it my butt burned. Why is that?

Dryness: Frequently, vigorous wiping oneself with dry tissue after toileting can cause dry irritation of the skin in that area. Using a little water to dampen the toilet tissue, if that is possible, or applying lotion immediately after can be helpful. If you notice blood and pain, then you may have progressed to tissue injury called a fissure, . Fissures usually heal, but may require medical attention. ...Read more

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How can I avoid germs in bathrooms?

How can I avoid germs in bathrooms?

The standard stuff: Cover the toilet seat before you sit on it, and wash your hands before you leave. Nothing else is required. ...Read more

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Is it bad to scratch my rear if no bathroom nearby?

Is it bad to scratch my rear if no bathroom nearby?

No: Scratching can be so comforting although most would try to hide a little so scratching of an intimate place is not a public event. If you have a persistent itch, especially with some bleeding, you might need to have your doctor evaluate this. ...Read more

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How frequently should my infant go to the bathroom?

How frequently should my infant go to the bathroom?

4-6 hr minimum: Babies usually urinate every 2-4 hours, and may have a bowel movement every feeding. If you are concerned that your child is not getting enough to eat, this is a good guideline to follow. Bottle fed and breast fed infants have different stool patterns and consistencies;. ...Read more

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Do you have to use bathroom a lot with panreatitis?

Do you have to use bathroom a lot with panreatitis?

Not usually: The most common symptom of pancreatitis is severe abdominal pain. Increased urination or bowel movements is not a common symptom of pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Can going to the bathroom a lot help you lose weight?

No.: Not in any real sense. You may lose a few hundred gram with a bm or stool, but you still have the same amount of fat and don't look a bit different. Drinking fluids to force urination or laxatives to cause defecation is a sure way to get into trouble.

Real weight loss is achieved with diet and exercise. Make a durable lifestyle change. ...Read more

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Is it normal to masturbate at work (in the bathroom)?

Is it normal to masturbate at work (in the bathroom)?

Sex in public?: Now, here is the question to give me pause.

Can you imagine how many humans have masturbated in every imaginal situation? Not only in every room, but in every situation?

The only health concern I would have is discovery and the work environment where one must be productive and professional.

But, even the world's oldest literature describes the reality of the sexual experience for humans. ...Read more

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Every time I go to the bathroom number 2 I have blood?

Every time I go to the bathroom number 2 I have blood?

Go see your doctor: Blood during bowel movement can be benign, like hemorrhoids, anal fissure/tear or diverticulosis; or serious, like cancer or colitis. Go see your family doctor for an examination to determine which is which and what needs to be done next. Don't delay. ...Read more

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What does it mean when it burns after I use the bathroom?

What does it mean when it burns after I use the bathroom?

What burns: If urination then consider a urinary tract infection but if its rectal possibly a fissure or hemorrhoid. In any event both should be checked by a doctor ...Read more

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How can I sleep when I keep having to go to the bathroom?

How can I sleep when I keep having to go to the bathroom?

Solve the cause: The question is why are you going to the bathroom? It may be as simple as drinking too much fluids before bed. Other reasons could be a urinary track infection, enlarged prostate, overactive bladder, pregnancy or possibly sleep apnea. Medications can also cause you to have to urinate as a main effect or side effect. If a trial of fluid restriction doesn't help, see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Why does black coffee make me have to go to the bathroom?

Why does black coffee make me have to go to the bathroom?

Stimulants: Warm liquids and high doses of caffeine are intestinal stimulants. ...Read more

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I'm pregnat and I cant go to the bathroom : ( ( (i need help?

I'm pregnat and I cant go to the bathroom : ( ( (i need help?

CONSTIPATION: Constipation in pregnancy is very common. Increase water 640z and fiber follow gutbliss. Com ...Read more