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Doctor insights on: Do You Refrigerate Butternut Squash

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Is butternut squash skin nutritious?

Is butternut squash skin nutritious?

Squash skin: I am not aware of any particular benefit of eating it. Even though it may be, how much of it would you be able to eat? It's always the ratio of benefit vs. Taste and gets skewed toward the latter. ...Read more

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Hello. Is vanilla flavoring the same as vanilla butternut flavoring? It has vanilla flavoring listed on the ingredients label. Thanks

Hello. Is vanilla flavoring the same as vanilla butternut flavoring? It has vanilla flavoring listed on the ingredients label. Thanks

This sounds like a: Question for the Food Network site, not HealthTap! Certainly vanilla flavoring questions are beyond my medical expertise. Good luck!

PS: I understand there may be some are much more likely to get the correct answer from another source:) ...Read more

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Is it possible that I'm allergic to butternut squash? I'm still a little bit itchy but not as bad. Is this an allergic reaction?

Is it possible that I'm allergic to butternut squash? I'm still a little bit itchy but not as bad. Is this an allergic reaction?

Yes, it's possible: Theoretically, any food can trigger an allergic reaction. The most common foods are milk, egg, wheat, soy, peanut, fish/seafood and nuts. Squash allergy is possible but not typically life threatening. An allergist can perform testing to determine if this was a true allergic reaction. Itching is a very consistent symptom of an allergy and should not be ignored. ...Read more

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Does this affect my Skyla at all? Natural Change Blend SP-7D (red clover black cohosh pomegranate red raspberry wild yam fenugreek seed butternut fennel)

Does this affect my Skyla at all? Natural Change Blend SP-7D (red clover black cohosh pomegranate red raspberry wild yam fenugreek seed butternut fennel)

Probably not.: Although it sounds as though it probably would not affect it, nutritional supplements are not tested or overseen by any regulatory agency, so it is impossible to know for sure what you're getting. You should discuss any potential interactions with your OB/GYN. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Ate cooked butternut squash & cooked carrots. 4.5 hrs later had bowel movement & saw it in my stool. Does it make sense that it passed thru so quickly?

Ate cooked butternut squash & cooked carrots. 4.5 hrs later had bowel movement & saw it in my stool. Does it make sense that it passed thru so quickly?

Bowel transit time: Normally takes ~ 2.5 -5 hours in the stomach and 2.5-5 in the intestines, then 12 + in the colon. But if you have only a diet of vegetables and drink water/coffee which is a cathartic, it is possible to get more rapid transit time, as by 4-5 hours there is food in colon. Alternatively could be from yesterday.

http://www. Vivo. Colostate. Edu/hbooks/pathphys/digestion/basics/transit. Html ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat food from a refrigerator that has no power?

Is it ok to eat food from a refrigerator that has no power?

Depends: Many foods will last for a day after refrigeration. If the food has not been exposed to flooding or contamination and it is well sealed used your best judgment. Obvious bad smells or evidence of exposure to contamination, and I would not recommend eating it. ...Read more

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Had power outage for overnight. Can I eat food from refrigerator?

Had power outage for overnight. Can I eat food from refrigerator?

Depends: Most items in your regular fridge can be slavaged. Freezables are different. Any meat that thawed need be thrown away. This in frozen pizza or any other meat containing product. Vegetables, even if marginally dethawed can be refreezed. ...Read more

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How can I keep track of all the things in my pantry and refrigerator?

How can I keep track of all the things in my pantry and refrigerator?

That is not a: Medical question I suppose young lady as men would not care tracking what is in a refrigerator or pantry.

My answer is simple, very simple: make a list! ...Read more

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How long is baby formula good out of the refrigerator?

How long is baby formula good out of the refrigerator?

5 Hours: Rule of 5s: 5 hours on the counter, 5 days in the refrigerator and 5 months in the freezer.
This is true for both formula and breast milk. ...Read more

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Is it best to keep open insulin pens at room temp or inside the refrigerator?

Is it best to keep open insulin pens at room temp or inside the refrigerator?

In the refrigerator: For long term storage, but once they are opened and in use, they can be at room temperature for the month. Keep them out of direct sunlight and high heat, however. ...Read more

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Why do u have to discard baby milk after being in the refrigerator for 24hrs?

It goes bad.: Unpasteurized milk (human or otherwise) will breed bacteria in the refrigerator. The bacterial load is unacceptably high after 24 hours. ...Read more

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Once opened how long is an infant medicine good? Its stored in a refrigerator..

Once opened how long is an infant medicine good? Its stored in a refrigerator..

Depends on the med: Some infant medicines do not require refrigeration & may last for weeks/months or more. Others begin to lose strength as soon as water is added to their powder base & may be good only until the projected end of a treatment + a couple of days. A typical antibiotic, amoxicillin, is good for about 2wks if refrigerated but only a week at room temperature. Check with pharmacist if needed. ...Read more

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Where it is recommended to place the box containing the formula? In the refrigerator or at ambient temperature

Where it is recommended to place the box containing the formula? In the refrigerator or at ambient temperature

Check the package: It should have an expiration date and directions on storage. In general, if it is dry powder mix it's probably ok for room temperature, if it's liquid it might be best to refrigerate it. ...Read more