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Child. Age 3.5yrs. Mass law. 41.4 lbs how much until she's out of a car seat and in a booster seat in back?

Child. Age 3.5yrs. Mass law.   41.4 lbs  how much until she's out of a car seat and in a booster seat in back?

Booster seats: You can safely switch your child to a booster seat if she's at least 4 years old and she weighs 40 pounds or more or has grown too tall for her car seat (when her shoulders are higher than the top set of harness-strap slots in the car seat's back). ...Read more

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Can you get lice (body lice, head lice, pubic lice) by trying on clothes, hats.... or by using a public toilet room?

Can you get lice (body lice, head lice, pubic lice) by trying on clothes, hats.... or by using a public toilet room?

Germophobia: This is the same question as your others, this time about lice. Like warts, only come from intimate contact with another person, not clothing or contamined environment. Abnormal fear of contagion (germophobia) can be an early sign of serious mental health disability (see "The Aviator", the biopic of Howard Hughes, for a good example). You might benefit from professional counseling about this. ...Read more

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Diseases (virus, parasite, etc) you can catch from using a communal sink (to brush teeth) and toilet?-water-splash-borne, air-borne, touching surface?

Diseases (virus, parasite, etc) you can catch from using a communal sink (to brush teeth) and toilet?-water-splash-borne, air-borne, touching surface?

Definitly: Virus is air borne and parasites are water and food borne.Any open area that is shared with many people can be a source of contracting both.Be careful when you travel to asia -africa -south america and any unsanitary looking venues. ...Read more

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French kisses.fingered herself &was wet then played in my penis.tested hiv antibody screan kits3&5&18&19$20 weeks neg.no penetration at all.is I'm ok?

French kisses.fingered herself &was wet then played in my penis.tested hiv antibody screan kits3&5&18&19$20 weeks neg.no penetration at all.is I'm ok?

No risk, no worry: HIV is never transmitted from these kinds of contacts. There is NO risk of catching HIV sexuall except when a penis enter's another person's vaginal or rectum. Even oral sex carries littie or no risk. ...Read more

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How long does salmonella live on a roll of foil? Baked chicken last week, touched foil, using same roll of foil today to bake cinnamon rolls.

How long does salmonella live on a roll of foil? Baked chicken last week, touched foil, using same roll of foil today to bake cinnamon rolls.

Salmonella: These germs can survive for weeks on surfaces if you read the text books. From what you describe however, there was no evidence that the raw chicken had Salmonella to begin with, and the nature of the contact seems sketchy as well. The good news is that ordinary stomach acid kills most 'exposures' to Salmonella (as does cooking!). If you have further concerns, talk to a doc about it. ...Read more

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From canada my bf used 2 kleenez not bare hands to pick up dead baby bird and dispose.Than carried in groceries without washing hands. Contamination?

From canada my bf used 2 kleenez not bare hands to pick up dead baby bird and dispose.Than carried in groceries without washing hands. Contamination?

Germs are everywher: Germs are everywhere, I would not expect that the two of you were going to eat off of those grocery bags. With food preparation and refrigeration your bacterial burden is usually reduced significantly. I wouldn't be any more concerned about this ,that if you went outside and played in the yard and came in and ate dinner without washing your hands. The normal human body has a great immune system. ...Read more

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Wife feeds stray cat in our woodsy CT yard. cat's friendly non-aggressive. no tags or collar. Cat licked my leg, should I b worried for rabies?

Wife feeds stray cat in our woodsy CT yard. cat's friendly non-aggressive. no tags or collar. Cat licked my leg, should I b worried for rabies?

Not to worry.: Since the rabies virus affects the nervous system, rabid animals generally display abnormal behavior. The virus can be transmitted via contact with the affected animal's saliva, usually through a bite. Theoretically, saliva from a rabid animal could infect a human if the saliva entered an open wound. In this instance, the animal was unlikely to be rabid and no mention was made of an open wound. ...Read more

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Worried about tetanus. Small wound from metal bar in outdoor shower on farm between toes. Shots out of date. Cleaned/bandaged wound with gentamicin.

Worried about tetanus. Small wound from metal bar in outdoor shower on farm between toes. Shots out of date. Cleaned/bandaged wound with gentamicin.

Give me a boost.: The general rule is to have a booster if it has been more than 10 years since last shot. If the wound is deep and contaminated and it has been more than 5 years since your last shot, you will need a booster. Your wound care sounds adequate, but there is no way of telling if it is adequate enough. To remove all doubt, get a booster. ...Read more

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Nick from healthy, 17 week-old household puppy without rabies vaccine 1-week ago. Sniffles today, but otherwise fine, as is puppy. In East Peru. ?

Nick from healthy, 17 week-old household puppy without rabies vaccine 1-week ago.  Sniffles today, but otherwise fine, as is puppy. In East Peru.   ?

Local Health Dept.: It sounds like there is minimal risk of rabies but check with the local health department for guidance on what to do in that region / community. ...Read more

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Is stepping in dog urine barefoot hazardous to my health?

Is stepping in dog urine barefoot hazardous to my health?

Unlikely: Unlikely but it is possible to contract leptospirosis if an immunocompromised person comes in contact with urine from a dog infected with leptospira, a bacterial spirochete. In humans, it usually causes mild flu-like symptoms but can result in high fever, severe headache, hepatitis, abdominal pain, diarrhea, or rash. ...Read more

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