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No: Since there is no outbreak of bird flu in the United States, cleaning a bird bath will give a person many happy birds, but no bird flu. In the asian countries where there is some bird flu, one can catch the disease from infected birds, such as when one cleans chicken coops and raises chickens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Close contact: Very close contact is required. Hand or aerosol spread is most likely. ...Read more
No: Black walnut worm is not a treatment for babesia (a “piroplasm,” that infects red blood cells, carried by ticks) ...Read more
Is smoking sleepytime tea dangerous? It contains chamomile, spearmint, lemon grass, tilia flowers, blackberry leaves,orange blossoms,hawthorn, rosebud
Smoking is no good: Amon king at all is detrimental to your health now you are 17. Better reconsider and find a good sport to play ...Read more
Not really: Bird flu is transmitted after contact with infected surfaces - so, if one has contact with infected surfaces then bird flu can be contracted. Having said that - bird flu is exceedingly rare (and hasn't been documented in the western hemisphere at all) and thus you are much more likely to get salmonella or campylobacter (usually causing food poisoning/diarrhea) from uncooked chicken more than flu. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can keeping parrots cause farmer's lung? Not bird fancier's lung, but farmer's lung? I'm not a farmer, own parrots, tested positive for farmers lung!
Min. Exposure: Farmers lung refers to an immune reaction in which inhaled allergens such as spores form complexes and cause inflammation in the lung. This type of reaction may also occur with other proteins such as that associated with parrots. Since you already are being diagnosed and treated for lung inflammation, it is best to try to avoid high exposure to the parrot eg cleaning cages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I usually get a 6 inch Club on honey oat bread with green & bananna peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers from subway. Is this well balanced meal?
Am assuming: that club sandwich has some form of meat. Sounds fine. ...Read more
Drank homemade fruit drink w kale, pineapple , strawberry, banana & tbsp of flax seed now having fast heart beat and sensitivity to light?
Bird Flu Vaccine: Vaccine to protect against avian influenza (bird flu) also known as strain h5n1. This is different from the annual flu shot and the recent swine flu vaccine h1n1. The vaccine is kept in stockpiles for use in the event of an outbreak. Currently it is not a routine vaccine since avian flu rarely infects humans. People who work with poultry are most likely to be infected. ...Read more
What's good for a sore throat? I have apple cider vinegar, organic honey, salt, chamomile tea, eggs & rum.
Honey and Tea: If you have honey at home, you might want to try mixing honey and fresh lemon juice in some warm water and sip. Alcohol should be avoided since it is dehydrating. While there is certainly nothing wrong with chamomile tea, peppermint or licorice tea may be more comforting. Apple cider vinegar may well be irritate the throat unless diluted significantly. ...Read more
No...: A cough can only be treated once the etiology of the cough is known. See your doctor so that your cough can be diagnosed and the correct, effective treatment rendered. Treating a cough yourself can be harmful and serious disease may not be diagnosed unless you see your doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer