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Ok to mow grass on riding lawn mower while pregnant?

Ok to mow grass on riding lawn mower while pregnant?

Mowing in pregnancy: Activity during pregnancy should be determined on an individual basis with a woman and her doctor. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to walk barefoot on grass?

Is it unhealthy to walk barefoot on grass?

Depends: It depends on what's in the grass. If it's grass without debris, chemicals, trash, disease-causing agents, etc., then there shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more

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Walking on side road almost stepped on dead raccoon with flies. Might have stepped on dried blood on pavement. Wearing pants socks shoes. Rabies risk?

Walking on side road almost stepped on dead raccoon with flies. Might have stepped on dried blood on pavement. Wearing pants socks shoes. Rabies risk?

Rabies transmission: Per the Centers for Disease Control: The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected host. Though transmission has been rarely documented via other routes such as contamination of mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth), aerosol transmission, and corneal transplants. ...Read more

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Does walking on hardwood floors make feet hurt?

Does walking on hardwood floors make feet hurt?

Lack of suuport: When you walk on a hardwood floor, especially while barefoot, you lose all support for your arch and no longer have any cushioning for the bottoms of your feet. Both of these situations will be very uncomfortable, as well as potentially detrimental to your feet. ...Read more

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Went hiking. Stayed in old cabin. Mouse allergy or hay-fever?

Went hiking. Stayed in old cabin. Mouse allergy or hay-fever?

Maybe: Other potential causes are dust mites and mold. Allergy testing may be helpful. ...Read more

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Do scabies walk on furniture?

Do scabies walk on furniture?

Yes: Scabies are mites that crawl but they require human skin to thrive. If they are off the skin for more than 48hrs , they will die. ...Read more

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Is it better to eat ground turkey or lean ground beef?

Is it better to eat ground turkey or lean ground beef?

No clear winner: Read the label- these are essentially equivalent if the fat content is similar. Both are good sources of protein, and the differences in types of fat are negligible between them. As always, vegetable and some fish sources of protein are even more healthful, but neither ground turkey nor lean ground beef is a bad choice for meat eaters. ...Read more

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Can you catch bedbugs from sitting on a hotel sofa or chair?

Can you catch bedbugs from sitting on a hotel sofa or chair?

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 more

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I walked through dried blood on sidewalk and walked in my house/feet on furniture. Did I contaminate things/is it safe to pick things up/walk barefoot?

I walked through dried blood on sidewalk and walked in my house/feet on furniture. Did I contaminate things/is it safe to pick things up/walk barefoot?

Probably not: Unless the blog was wet and got all over your shoes then drip on the floor and rug etc you may have brought in infectious agents. If you are worried there are wipes that will kill 99.9% of the bacteria and viruses. If your furniture tolerated this you can kill the contaminants ...Read more

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Can u get scabies from sitting on same couch?

Can u get scabies from sitting on same couch?

Yes: Scabies is spread when there is direct, prolonged, skin-to-skin contact with an infected person. Transmission of scabies can also be the result of sharing clothing, towels, and bedding. ...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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In my apartment sleeping on mattress .What bugs bite every night , and the bites become itchy?

In my apartment sleeping   on mattress   .What bugs bite every night , and the bites become itchy?

Many pest: It could be bed bugs, fleas, ants and other biting pest. Have your mattress cleaned and your apartment checked for pest. ...Read more

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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 .

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