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Do Fleas Jump In Eyes
Could my kids get ocular toxocariasis from playing in dirt/sand & putting fingers in mouth/being around dogs? My kids do both sometimes. Help?
Pre planting chems: Planting is mostly preceeded by various fertilizers and pest control agents being applied prior to the crop so that optimum health and growth of the crops can be obtained. At the same time the soil is turned and a new surface exposed to the elements. This is in the air and is probably what is causing the eye stinging. ...Read more
Afraid to let my kids play outside..scared of them getting ocular toxocariasis. If they stick hands in mouth, etc before washing. They're little. ?
Talk w/ trusted Dr: If you have others you trust - talk w/ them too. But the Dr they see should be able to reassure you and help you plan for a safe but more comfortable attitude about their risk. You might be referred to a therapist to help you relax while being the good parent you want to be. Support really helps! ...Read more
Risk takers: Teens everywhere are risk takers. Their brains are not fully mature. ...Read more
Should move. : This is from a posterior vitreous detachment. The gel inside your eyes, vitreous, has partially liquefied & is pulling away from the retina which lines the back of your eye. This is a normal with aging. This causes floaters. The only concern is if it begins to pull on the retina & tears it. Retinal tears can lead to retinal detachment & blindness. Go to your doctor immediately if you start to. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible harm,: A ferret well maintained will be very unlikely to have any diseases that are risky. If the bite is deep, or tearing you might need treatment for the damage. Exotic animals are so named because they lack the genes and conditioning to live comfortably with humans and some feel they should not be in the pet department. ...Read more
Likely allergies: Allergic rhinoconjunctivitis is characterized by sneezing, runny nose, congestion, and itching of the eyes, nose, and palate when exposed to an allergic trigger. Older buildings and hotels often have dust mites, molds, and other indoor allergens that could be causing your symptoms. This condition is diagnosed by clinical history along with skin prick testing at an allergist office. ...Read more
They spread easily.: Fleas have 3 pairs of legs & a powerful & rapid jump. They can be easily be carried on your person or on your clothing from one area to another. ...Read more
There are little tiny bugs in my hair. Not lice or nits or fleas but they look almost like little flies. If I itch my head ( dandruff ) I find them.
Hard to say: These could be bedbugs, by your brief description, but only a visit to your doc or dermatologist would allow a proper label. ...Read more
Are pesticides that poisonous?There r black rodent stations outside buildings that say "poison do not touch" so i get scared when i come near.How bad?
Those black boxes: Contain rodent poison typically not pesticides. A common rodent poison is actually warfarin which we actually use to thin patients blood and prevent clots. Obviously if you give a rat a lot of it, it will bleed to death. As long as you don't pick up the box and eat the poison inside you will be just fine. ...Read more
How come germs come around fall winter an the flu shots are availible then? Why are germs around now not in spring/summer? We're do germs come from?
The virus multiplies: For viruses, like influenza, to make more copies of itself it has to use other animals' cells. It can then spread from animal to animal, and person to person. In the winter, many more people are inside, with the windows closed, and breathe on each other more and help spread the virus, which keeps on making more and more copies of itself. Getting more people together at holidays also adds up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My fax & found out we are infested w/bedbugs and have bombed our house washed and sprayed everything but still have symptoms what can we do?
Recommendations: Did you bomb and spray your house yourselves or did you hire professionals? It is said that there is much higher success in eradication if you have professionals do it. In terms of your ongoing symptoms, I would recommend trying both a systemic antihistamine and a hydrocortisone cream on areas of itching, and do you very best to not scratch as this can lead to secondary skin infections. Good luck! ...Read more
I've seem to have a worm like parasite all over body mainly feet and hair go up nose and in ears all over furniture close floors walls and burn when ?
See your DR: The variety of your concerns need to addressed in person with your DR. PLease call and make an apt to be seen. ...Read more
I was hiking in camp wauwepex in wading river and got ichy. Do you think that i'm allergic to the poison ivy or the nats. ?
Like killing fleas: One can squash the little bugger between two hard surfaces. That means grabbing the louse and rubbing it between your fingers to disoriented the little bugger. Then quickly roll it onto your thumbnail and use BOTH thumbnails to sandwich it... and in one quick motion, grind it to mush. ...Read more
Are window air conditioners for you to breathe in all night? I left mine in my room by mistake. Do they put toxins in air
It's cool: Air conditioners of any type can be used during any and all times of day. A clean air conditioning system does not add toxins into the air. An air conditioner lowers the temperature of the air, and removes moisture from the air. Of course, any toxins already in the air on the intake side of the air conditioner usually are still there on the output side of the machine. ...Read more