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Hi, I am an airline pilot , does sitting long hours and climbing airplane stairs daily worsen my knee osteoarthritis.
As late as possible: The top heavy nature of a toddlers physique makes their neck,spinal cord and neck nerves at great risk during a frontal impact crash.Rear-facing allows the initial impact to be absorbed into the seat. See www.joelsjourney.org for info.The European standard has been rear-facing to 3 for > a decade & NHTSA recommended rear facing to 2 in 1999.Seats are now available that rear face to 40 lb. Do it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rode gocarts and bumper boats at park 6 weeks pregnant. Worried about exposure to gocart fumes/debris and chemicals in water from guns on boats.?
No: I wouldn't worry to much as exposure is very limited. ...Read more
Moderation.: Kudos to you for ending your sedentary lifestyle, but i would recommend building up to that distance. Starting too quickly can lead to increased injuries as well as frustrations with not being able to meet goals. Write out a plan to build up to a goal over the next several days and weeks. Keep up the good work! ...Read more
Bedbugs: In recent years, bed bugs have also made a comeback in the U.S. They are increasingly being encountered in homes, apartments, hotels, motels, health care facilities, dormitories, shelters, schools, and modes of transport. Other places where bed bugs sometimes appear include movie theaters, laundries/dry cleaners, furniture rental outlets and office buildings. Yes if sofa contaminated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Not in the US today: As of this week (Oct. 2014), there are only 2 recently diagnosed Ebola patients (both are nurses) in the U.S., so even though it is possible to catch Ebola from a contaminated toilet seat (or any object freshly contaminated with blood or bodily substances/fluids) there is no place to find such a contaminated object in the U.S. except for in the hospital units caring for the two American patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fell of JetSki. Thigh hurts walking , standing sitting. Can't press down on bike pedal. Going up and downstairs hurts. And a pickle feeling sitting .
Charlie horse: Sounds like a contusion of the quadrates muscles of the anterior thigh, commonly known as a charlie horse. Rest , anti-inflammatories, stretching and ice should help. If not seek further care. ...Read more
Can I get Carbon Monoxide poisoning from sitting in my running car in an open parking for an hour?
Find cause and fix: First identify what's causing it. Common causes include: psychological stress & noise, or other cause for a 'setup' making sleep unlikely to be successful. Lack of adequate sleep can severely impair function & performance. Try improving sleep hygiene see this article: http://www.Sleepfoundation.Org/article/ask-the-expert/sleep-hygiene see your doctor for more help if this doesn't help. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rear view until 2: The AAP recently adopted the 'rear view until 2' standard for carseats. State laws may be more lax. I encourage families to strive for optimal not acceptable safety standards. Studies show the longer a child rides rearward, the better the chance of survival in a crash. In my mind, 2 years is a minimum standard, 4 would be better, although finding a rear-facing seat for older kids is a challenge. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does riding a bus vs. Driving cause more wear-and-tear? What about walking up steps w/ osteoarthritic knees?
Driving/riding bus/: Long question if you do not have any pathology in your lower extremities including knees, than it does not matter whether you drive or ride the bus.Knees can withstand wear and tear of either.If you have osteoarthritis of knees , you should clinb the stairs slowly, take your time one at a time holding on the rail so there is less strain on your knees. ...Read more
Wait long for golf: There is a huge range of types of spine surgeries. Minimally invasive disc or decompression patients, shouldn't engage in lifting of greater than 30 pounds for six weeks and to refrain from painful activities. Recovery from open fusions can take much longer. Hiking or bike- riding can usually be started relatively early in the process-2 or three weeks out. Golf needs to wait 6 months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: You can purchase disposable diapers when you travel abroad, just make sure you bring plenty of your favorite diaper cream with you. Sometimes infants can have a little bit of a diaper rash when you use an unfamiliar diaper, and over the counter diaper creams are effective for treatment and prevention. Make sure you change his/her diaper as frequently as you would at home to help prevent rashes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer