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Can cat litter hurt babies?

Can cat litter hurt babies?

See below: There are two ways how the cat litter can affect the infants: indirectly through the pregnant mother, if she is taking care of the cat, they can acquire a congenital toxoplasma infection or directly, as they might get in touch with infected cat's excrements in the cat litter. ...Read more

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Today my wife cried alot and she also took lots of tension..will it cause harm to baby as she is 21 week pregnant?

Today my wife  cried alot and she also took lots  of  tension..will it cause  harm to baby as she is 21 week pregnant?

No, not if she: continues to get adequate fluids, nutrition and rest, and avoids alcohol and other drugs which are sometimes used inappropriately to relieve tension. Depression is not uncommon, so that if her symptoms continue, please speak to her OB about this, as an Rx may be indicated. ...Read more

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Can accidentally electrically shocking onself during 2nd trimester of pregnancy ever cause harm to baby or a miscarriage?

Can accidentally electrically shocking onself during 2nd trimester of pregnancy ever cause harm to baby or a miscarriage?

Not if minor: Youre asking a theoretical question. Fetal well being can be checked by ultrasound / biophysical profile if you are worried that a recent exposure to electricity caused any harm. ...Read more

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Can you get toxoplasmosis from cleaning out cat litter trays and can it cause you to have mental health problems, as some reports are claiming?

Can you get toxoplasmosis from cleaning out cat litter trays and can it cause you to have mental health problems, as some reports are claiming?

Yes you can: Toxoplasmosis can be transmitted via cat feces, and from undercooked, exposed meat. The parasite can be carried as a cyst within the brain. It can induce the enzyme tyrosine hydroxylase necessary to make the neurotransmitter dopamine. Elevations in Dopamine may be associated with psychotic symptoms -- but toxoplasmosis is not the source of all psychosis. http://tinyurl.com/cftsn7. ...Read more

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My boyfriend said it was bad for me to be around my at while pregnant. I thought only the cat litter was bad. Is the cat also bad for my baby?

Cat & pregnancy: The reason the cat litter can be bad is because of the potential transmission of toxoplasmosis, an infectious disease that can result in miscarriage. Yes, cats can be carriers. Simply having a cat while pregnant is not likely to give you toxoplasmosis. You could get it by coming in contact with infected cat feces. But humans most commonly contract toxoplasmosis by eating undercooked meat. ...Read more

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Can accidentally inhaling cat litter cause infection?

Can accidentally inhaling cat litter cause infection?

Yes.: If you actually got particulate in your lung you certainly may develop a pneumonia or at least a pneumonitis. If you are just breathing the fumes i think you have little chance of contracting q fever. On the other hand, ingestion could carry salmonella, toxoplasmosis. ...Read more

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Can inhaling the dust of cat litter cause toxoplasmosis?

Can inhaling the dust of cat litter cause toxoplasmosis?

Can't exclude possib: Cat litter contains cat droppings which harbor oocytes of toxoplasma gondii. These take about 7 -10 days to mature to an infective form for humans. Usually you get the disease by contaminating your hands and transferring the organism to your mouth by swallowing food, etc. Certainly not impossible to inhale and swallow organisms but not sure how one would prove this. ...Read more

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Can inhaling the dust of cat litter cause histoplasmosis?

Can inhaling the dust of cat litter cause histoplasmosis?

Unlikely: You have not mentioned if the cat litter has been used by the cat. It is unlikely as the histoplasmosis is more in keeping with areas where you live such as the midwest or OHio River valley. If the little has been used you might think about how the litter is handled and can get toxoplasmosis. ...Read more

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Yesterday my wife was angry so she walked a bit fast...can it cause any harm to baby as she is 19 week pregnant?

Yesterday  my wife  was angry  so she walked  a bit fast...can  it cause  any harm to baby as she is 19 week pregnant?

No: Walking, especially walking quickly, is good for your health and does no harm to the baby. Tension, anxiety, stress can have an effect. I always recommend that a husband treat his wife very well when pregnant. After all, "if Mom ain't happy, ain't nobody happy". Do your best to not make her angry or cause her stress. I'll bet you can do it. ...Read more

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