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Can You Inhale Steam From The Sink Water
Same as kitchen: If you are on municipal water system, there is no difference in the water from sinks or shower/tub or hose (but hose might be dirty). If on well water, there might be different supply/filtering, but not likely. ...Read more
Can you contract naegleriasis by inhaling through your nose when there is steam rising from the warm water even when no water has entered the nose?
The link to amoebic: Meningoencephalitis from neti pot use is quite anecdotal given only 2 cases reported. Whether the source of steam, it is always important to make sure that the pot is adequately cleaned between uses. ...Read more
Can you get ameba from water in the sink or shower? Oh and can you get it from salt water (ocean) ? Thanks for the help
From NJ. WebMD says tap water could have Naegleria fowleri so try to avoid inhaling the water,but a few drops go into the nose inadvertently,is it bad?
From what source ?: Current urban/suburban water systems purify/and chlorinate their water supply to meet various standards.This eliminates such risk.Each municipality should be able to provide you with their classification.This amoeba inhabits sitting water in tanks/ponds/slow moving streams.Water sourced from such areas may provide some risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get brain eating amoeba from bath / shower water slashing in nostrils? (Not forced up into nose) thank you
Where are you?: It depends entirely on how safe the water supply is. If the water is not from a safe source, and crawling with germs and critters from the water, you will get all sorts of bugs, including amoebae (and there are a lot of kinds of those, too) If it's from a safe source, you are likely fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When treating for scabies, do clothes have to be washed in boiling water to kill them? Or will hot water from washing machine kill them?
Hot water fine: Washing in hot water is sufficient to rid the clothes of the insect. For items that can't be washed for some reason, bag in a plastic garbage bag, seal it tight and leave items for at least three days. The insect cannot survive off the human longer than this, so that kills them all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get brain damage or loose brain cells if you inhale bleach or to much bleach from mopping your kitchen floor?
Can I use tap water to mix with babies formula? Or water from the outside of refridgerator that is filtered?
Depends: The powdered formula is designed to mix with any approved source of regular tap water.You do not have to buy "baby water" sold in stores. If you are comfortable about the safety of your home tap water it is fine for formula use. Ready to feed formulas should not be diluted with water. If your area or house has rusty pipes and questionable water, use bottled water instead. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will tea tree oil stop the bad breath coming from my sinuses? Used in a nasal rinse bottle to clean out my nasal passages.
Probably not.: Although multiple poorly designed studies have suggested an antibacterial effect for tea tree oil, there have been no large randomized studies of its use, especially in the nasal passages. And although most people do not have reactions, there have been reports of deaths due to TTO ingestion in rats and reports of oral poisoning in children and adults. Be careful of what you read on the Internet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No need to disinfect: No need to disinfect if you don't share. ...Read more
Irritation: It can irritate the eye, so you may notice some redness of the white of the eye. The force from a squirt gun is not enough pressure to cause any other problems. If the water was dirty, there is risk of infection. Just keep an eye on it and if there is pain or drainage, see doc. ...Read more
Not normally...: If you have normal heart and kidney function, the heart will pump the water to the kidneys and then the kidneys will eliminate any water that is not needed. Drowning means the airways are filling up with fluid and this would not occur by drinking excess fluid if the heart and kidneys are working normally. ...Read more
At the dentist they used a water pick to clean my teeth and water was spraying over my nose occasionally. Can you get Naegleria Fowleri from this?
Do particles from smoke that you inhale from a fire or pieces of dust from clay stay in your lungs forever?
Can I use the vapor steam liquid medication inside the warm steam vaporizer to clear my 5 month old chest congestion? Or should I use plain water.
Can the kettle water i boil be leaching chemicals into the water and cause headaches and salty mouth its a glass kettle please help?
Probably not: Glass, per se, is usually inert. However, chemicals used in cleaning the glass kettle may leave a residue. Also well water or improperly treated tap water may have chemicals. ...Read more
If shoes get soaked from rain flooded streets from the hurricane or similar flooding, can you just air-dry shoes or do you have to spray disinfectant?
Dry the shoes .: If shoes are in very good condition then I would dry them well. Try to leave no moisture in shoes. If completely dry and you wear clean socks then I see no dander of deadly infections. Most bacteria likely to be found would be killed with prolonged heat above 180 degrees for 5-19 minutes. Puncture wounds thru wet or dirty sneekers may be risk for pseudamonas organisms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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