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Tooth Decay: It doesn't take long for our mouths to be colonized with a bacteria called streptococcus mutans. This is the bacteria most responsible for dental caries or cavities. When infants who have teeth go to bed with a bottle of milk it feeds this bacteria with the sugar in the formula or milk causing it to release a substance called glucan. Glucan is very sticky and causes tooth decay and cavities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Marijuana (Cannibis) Use (Definition)
Marijuana ("pot") intoxication is the euphoria, relaxation, and sometimes undesirable side effects that can occur when people use marijuana. Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States. The drug is usually smoked, but is sometimes eaten. Today, there are more than 12 million marijuana users in the United States and more than 300 million regular users worldwide. ...Read more
Is magnesium citrate safe to use? GI told me to drink 1 bottle & use enema to clean me out & start Linzess tomorrow 4 chronic constipation. Side effec
I have a bottle of 5 mg glipizide tablets that I forgot to use. Bottle says Use before 7-27-18. Are they still safe to use?
Probably OK: Drug expiration dates are very arbitrary -- they mean only the drug's effectiveness and side effects haven't been tested after a longer time. If properly stored and not overheated, like in a car's glove box, almost certainly it's still effective with no increased risk of side effects. Anyway, this may be an arbitrary date, a year after the prescription. ...Read more
I just accidentally drank old water it could be a week old or more.. it was in a bottle I use to fill my diffuser is there anything I should watch for? Should I be worried about this? It was a aquifana bottle and had a mix of another water in it.
Old water....: Unless the bottle you drank from was contaminated with something, you should be fine. You do realize that water does not have an expiration date... the water you are drinking today has been around since the dawn of time and has been recycled hundreds of millions of times. There is no such thing as "new" water. ...Read more
Baby bottle: Any brand of bottle will suffice. No special bottle is needed although the nipple may be more important. ...Read more
I am going to breatfeed only for 6 weeks. Pumping & going back to work. Is the tommee tippee bottle the best bottles to use?
Who knows?: Normal healthy babies can use a regular standard nipple & bottle, easily found in any store. Standard nipples have worked fine for decades. But if a baby is having trouble with the milk-flow from a standard nipple, other nipples can be tried. Also, if a baby seems to be swallowing too much air while feeding, other nipples may be tried. ...Read more
What is the safest health rubber hot bottle to use alone with castor oil packs ? I need quality also .ASAP. PLEASE HELP .
Difficult to say: most consumer hot rubber bottle are safe in the USA. It is hard to endorse one particular one ...Read more
When should a child be taken off a bottle and pacifier? How do you ween also? My son is drinks milk from a bottle and use a pacifier for security.
The natural time of : Weaning is around a year, when whole milk & milk products are limited to 16-21 0z./day to avoid constipation, iron deficiency anemia (which can cause developmental delays), & ?'ed appetite for solids. Juice is limited to 4-6 oz./day. Sipping milk/juice off & on or falling asleep with a bottle promotes cavities. Use an open-mouthed cup with 2 handles to promote lip closure for speech. ...Read more
Hi dermatologists! Can I mix two facial toners (Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner and Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Balancing Softener Enriched) in the same bottle and use it as one toner?
I use castor oil for my eye lashes and it is really good i put it in a mascara bottle and use it before bed but does it have any side effect on eyes ?
How long to use bleph 10 (sulfacetamide) for pink eye ? prescription on bottle says "use as directed".
Usually 5-7d: Most pink eye meds do their work quickly & can be stopped after 5-7 days. Bleph 10 (sulfacetamide) can be a little irritating so a little redness with use is common. Some providers will recommend using it longer. Many patients that do not seem to respond actually have a viral process that may tale a few weeks to resolve. ...Read more
My friend has 4th stage breast cancer, her lungs are filling up with tumors, why wouldn't her docs give her an oxygen bottle to use whenever needed?
Preservative-free: Usually, eyedrops in a bottle are meant for multiple doses, and have a preservative to prevent germs from growing in the bottle after the bottle is opened. Single-use vials are meant for only one dose (one use), and do not need preservatives because they are expected to be thrown away after being opened. ...Read more
Whats the best way to break my 17 month old twins from the bottle? They only use it when going to sleep
Wean: I would recommend you slowly wean from milk or formula to water, they generally lose interest once you get to 3/4 water, but at least it won't risk their teeth! you mix a little more water with the milk every week, general if you use 4 oz of milk, then start with 3 oz milk to 1 oz water, then go to 2 and 2, and finally to 1 milk/3 water, it may take a week or so at each step. Good luck! ...Read more
My 4 years old son has high arched palate. He still Uses bottle feeder. What should i do. Please suggest?
Pedodontist: Was your son seen by a Pedontist (Pediatric Dentist) yet? This is recommended around the age of one. Regardless you son should be examined and you counselled not only for Orthodontic considerations but also for general oral hygiene and cavity prevention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I found a layer of mold? Imside half of water bottle that I use daily. Is it harmful to 31 week old unborn baby? I m very scared now.
Baby bottle syndrome is dental caries resulting from prolonged use of baby bottles especially with juice or other sugary drinks. The distribution of the caries start in the central middle teeth- central incisors- where teeth are in contact with the bottle nipple. If severe can result in loss of baby teeth and sometimes ...Read more
Circumferential decay of deciduous teeth, most commonly incisors, usually in the gingival 1/3 of the crowns, Caused by putting child down to nap or sleep with a bottle containing milk or juice. Sugars in the liquids lay on the teeth, combine with bacteria (plaque) to ...Read more