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Does Exposure To Cat Litter Cause Harm To Baby
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
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
Can accidentally electrically shocking onself during 2nd trimester of pregnancy ever cause harm to baby or a miscarriage?
Not if minor: You're 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
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
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
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
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
Concern for: toxoplasma gondii.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yesterday my wife was angry so she walked a bit fast...can it cause any harm to baby as she is 19 week pregnant?
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
Last 2 day my wife was very much angry, stressful and upset. Can it cause any harm to baby as she is 19 week pregnant?
My wife took lot of exertion and stress for last 2 day as she is 13 week pregnant. Yesterday she spotted also. Can it cause any harm to baby?
I am 9wks pregnant and constipated can you cause any harm to baby when forcing hard to go to bathroom?
Nope.: You probably cannot strain hard enough to increase the pressure so much in your abdominal space to harm a fetus. Don't worry. You may, however, be uncomfortable - fiber, water, stool softeners, and laxatives can all help - just check with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure they're safe in pregnancy! ...Read more
I'm 18wks pregnant and may have take 2 mosvit elite vitamins (im nt sure if I took at the same time) will it cause any harm to baby?
Been using face wash with 2% salicylic acid everyday while nursing, not knowing that it should've be avoided. Will this cause long term harm to baby?
Use if you wish: The topical (skin applied) medicines do not get into your milk and are not a problem for nursing mothers. Use if you wish. ...Read more
5mths post-partum, exclusively breastfeeding, is it okay to get a tattoo and can it cause any harm to baby via my breastmilk?
Yes: It is safe to get tattooed while breast feeding. The only concern is infection so be sure to stick with a reliable, clean tattoo shop. The ink is too large to pass in any way to the breastmilk. Take Care and Enjoy! ...Read more
While changing used cat litter I think a piece of litter flicked into my eye, I rinsed my eye with water. Can this cause a eye infection?
Possibly: It depends on how soiled the litter was & how much you got into your eye. If you rubbed your eye & caused a corneal scratch, this may serve as a nidus for serious infection. Rinsing with copious water or eye rinse plus artificial tear drops is probably sufficient. Your own tears & secretions generally protect your eye from infection. But if worsening discharge, vision change, inc. Redness: C MD. ...Read more
I am 36 weeks pregnant. I used a heating pad on high setting on my back and fell asleep. I woke up hot a few hours later. Did I cause any harm to baby?
The back is dense with muscles. The heat should of dissipated and would not have hurt your baby.
Burning your skin however is my biggest concern for you in this situation. Be careful. Good luck with your labor and delivery. ...Read more
Toxoplasmosis: Theoretically yes. Although you can't "catch" toxoplasmosis from an infected child or adult, you can become infected if you come into contact with cat feces that contain the parasite. You may accidentally ingest the parasites if you touch your mouth after gardening, cleaning a litter box or touching anything that has come in contact with infected cat feces. ...Read more
Bend your knees: Bend your knees and lift with your legs, not your back. ...Read more
Is clumping cat litter bad for your health? Last yr. I choked while changing the litter box and since then I can't breath around people smoking, etc.
Most likely not: In general, cat litter and the associated dust is safe. However, you may be allergic to a component of the litter and may notice worsened symptoms after the cat uses the box if the material aerosolizes. There are a number of different brands and types, so you may want to consider switching if this is still an issue. Also, you should avoid litter if/when pregnant because of the risk of disease. ...Read more
No: I wouldn't advise it as I am not sure of the chemical used as a cat deodorizer. ...Read more
I am 6 weeks pregnant my TSH is 12 said to be high. Dosage I am taking is 100mg of eltorxin and in feb it was 0.8. Is there any harm to baby.
Thyroid/pregnancy: Most likely there will be no noticeable effects on your baby once he/she is born. Your hypothyroidism was diagnosed early in your pregnancy which is good. Generally the recommendation is to keep the TSH between the lower end of normal but below 2.5 which is where yours is currently. Hope this helped. ...Read more
What precautions should I take when cleaning cat litter box, should I wear gloves & mask? Or what currently pregnant
See below: It would be better to have someone else clean the litter box if possible and for you to avoid it entirely. If this is not possible wear disposable gloves. Toxoplasmosis oocysts are killed it the cat litter pan is soaked in nearly boiling water for 5 minutes. It the litter pan is cleaned every day the oocysts will not have a chance to sporulate. ...Read more
So she told me her vagina has a cat litter smell and her period is being weird like its struggling to start and she's not producing much blood from it?
...Rotten In Denmark: Has she tried catnip? Or maybe Arm and Hammer... Vinegar? Better yet, get to a gynecologist to sort this out because a weird or unusual smell plus menstrual problems smells like a problem for a G-Man! In the meantime, a nose clip for you, and keep it dry 'till this is sorted-out. Seriously, get to a gynecologist. ...Read more
Wk3 worked on silicone caulk for 3 hrs. Has alcohol. Also rain-x on shower door 5 minutes (denatured alcohol), didnot wear mask. Any harm to baby?
Not with ventilation: No, not if there was adequate ventilation in the area yo were working in. ...Read more
I accidentally breathed in cat litter dust at work so now my adenoids are killing me. What can I do for this?
See your physician.: You may have picked up an infection. See your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
What are the danger of mobile waves when using for along period of time in pregnancy. Is it harm to baby? My wife due date is 22-5-2013. Thanks
Good question..: Cell phone use has dramatically increased during pregnancy with little to no evidence it is safe. It is interesting to note that it coincides with the dramatic increase in autism spectrum disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - although no evidence to link these facts has ever been scientifically proven. I would advise minimizing use of cell phones, laptops around pregnancy sac! ...Read more
Got big whiff of cat litter "powder" scent when kissing my cat after he used the litter box - 24 weeks pregnant. Can this smell be harmful?
Is it normal to get a cystocele on first pregnancy at 27w? Not overweight. Stand and sit for long periods of time. Is there harm to baby?
No harm...: Cystocele rarely occurs in your described scenario, but not impossible. If it's, it would be very minimal or marginal. Clinically, it bears no harm to baby during pregnancy, but be aware that more vaginal deliveries may worsen the degree of existing cystocele over time. This is life and that is what we know about it. More? Ask doc timely. Best wish... ...Read more