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Clothing And Accessories
Safer now: Back 30 or 40 years ago, in the 1970's, polyester was appearing in stores everywhere, but could subject one to relentless teasing if one wore it amongst the wrong crowd. That polyester was rough and unforgiving, but modern new polyester is pretty good stuff. It's safe to wear. It's soft and lays well but being a plastic (petroleum product), it still causes static. Cotton is softer, with no static. ...Read more
My husband has scabies and The doctor mentioned washing clothing and towels, but what about fabric furniture and mattresses or upholstered items?
Scabies: You can spray everywhere and dry them with hot air. Also you can expose them in sun heat. ...Read more
No: That cannot happen, just like a person cannot run faster than 28 miles per hour, cannot grow any taller after age 30 years, cannot eat a rack of babyback ribs in one bite, etc... Some things just don't happen. ...Read more
Sat in car body fluids on clothes, shoes then changed to clean clothes, shoes sat in car again would there be hepatitis or HIV be on clothes and shoes
Transmission of HIV: Hiv and hepatitis virus may be on the clothes contaminated by body fluids especially seminal fluids, but the transmission of these diseases can only occur if you have an open wound or transmitted sexually. Bleach solutions has the potential of killing these viruses. ...Read more
Precum: Pre-ejaculate or precum is a clear, colorless viscous fluid that comes from special glands in the penis called Cowper's glands. Precum occurs before ejaculation so there is no to few sperm in it. The amount of fluid is small and contains little sperm and it is unlikely that there would be enough to soak through your jeans or boxers or other fabric. ...Read more
Can bed bugs bite through clothes or crawl up long sleeves and pants to bite also will the cold kill them?
Blood from IV start went into shoes and seeped into socks.rinsed shoe, sock and foot with water and soap and continued to wear for shift HIV anxiety?
Probably OK: assuming you had no open wounds on your foot. Your facility probably has a procedure in place for this type of event. To document the incident and protect yourself, you should notify your supervisor and/or contact your Human Resources, employee health, or Risk Management department to see what you need to do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you transfer a STD by washing your cloths towels etx with other people cloths etc? And can you by wearing there cloths ?
Can sperm travel through clothes such as lace panties, slacks, and male briefs and impregnate you?
Yes: Yes it is possible. Pants less likely but possible transmission through undergarments. There are reports of hot tub pregnancies as well due to sperm in the water. Remember it only takes one! if the liquid soaks through the fabric and comes in contact with the normal moisture of the genital tract, a continuous conduit is available for sperm travel. Young people are so fertile, be careful. ...Read more
No: Not likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can a cloth contaminate another cloth? For example put clean Shirts in my couch(i sit with dirty clothes), or sit with my dirty pants on a clean cloth
It's all dirty...: Dirt is everywhere. I bet these types of things routinely cause you great stress and anxiety. You should talk to your doctor about possible OCD. There are medicines and therapies that can help reduce stress in these situations. http://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/obssessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd.htm ...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
The area under my arms is very dark. I stay away from wearing sleeves blouses and clothes. Any suggesions?
See your doctor: This may be a condition called acanthosis nigricans, with patches of dark, velvety skin most often in the underarm and neck regions. This can be a sign of Insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, or diabetes, especially in younger people. It can also be associated with cancer, particularly in older people. ...Read more