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Vaccuums: Any brand with a true hepa filter should be adequate. The problem of ineffective filtering typically comes from not keeping the filter clean, or replacing as needed. ...Read more
Is there any additional benefit to sleeping on gel-infused memory foam versus regular memory foam mattress pads / pillows?
No: Sleep on whatever allows you to get a good night's rest & wake up refreshed w/o any aches or pains. Same goes for hard vs soft mattress and for (thickness of) pillows. Makes no difference whether coils are individually wrapped or not. Or if cotton or wool or whatever. Don't buy into mattress ad hype. ...Read more
With asthma, dust mite & food allergies, need I use 1) latex or organic wool/cotton mattress with or w/o allergen mattress cover & 2) organic bedding?
Hello! What is the best mattress/mattress topper for a person with spondylolisthesis? Memory foam, down, pillow top, hard?
You have to: Test it out for yourself and find what works for you! ...Read more
Takes more than that: If you have scabies it can require a fair effort to get rid of it. First, you and all the members of your household will need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, and crotamiton. Second, you will have >. ...Read more
HEPA: Talk with your doctor about a hepa vacuum cleaner that can filter the mites. ...Read more
Tummy Time: Boppy pillows are okay for tummy time. An alternative is just a blanket or sheet on the floor. Tummy time now is important that all babies should not sleep on their bellies, It is important for them to get their appropriate developmental challenges and also to help keep their heads from flattening. ...Read more
M57, accidentally sprayed one puff of mortein insect spray on eyes and nose. Formula imiprothin 0.02% permethrin 0.03% d-trans allethrin 0.10%.Advise?
Irrigate with saline: Flush the nose with saline spray until relief of symptoms. See an ENT doctor if they persist. ...Read more
Why don't manufactures just make fire safety furniture and mattress, instead of poisioing smokers?
They do: If the only problem with smoking was that you might set your place on fire, there wouldn't be much said on this issue. Many items of furniture are treated for fire resistance but are unlikely to withstand the heat of using them to support a lit cigarette. Smoking is so bad, in so many ways that perhaps you can use this concern to quite smoking altogether. ...Read more
I have severe allergic rhinitis. Will buying air purifiers & vacuum cleaners with hepa filters help me? Providing that we don't have carpets.
Insufficient help: You should see your doctor. Severe allergic rhinitis doesn't tend to be treated sufficiently with an antihistamine and saline and environmental controls (filters, no carpets), though they help. Allergy shots are the only method to "cure" you of allergies, and you're young so i think it would be worth it for you. Additionally there are options of nasal steroids and/or antihistamines ; singulair (montelukast). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Orthotic 4 overpron+bun use 2 wear aa shoe age+bunin med now.Heel back of heel ankle still slim use gel heeliner in all shoes even if think shoe fits?
What kind of bed is best for a bad back? Soft, medium, firm? Spring, air, water, or memory foam? Thanks!
Whichever works.: Firm generally provides the best support, but some patients find they are more comfortable with something else. Find the one that fits you best. ...Read more