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Does humulin (insulin) have to be kept cold?

Does humulin (insulin) have to be kept cold?

Yes: Store new (unopened) vials in the refrigerator, between 36 and 46 degrees f (2 and 8 degrees c). Do not freeze. Certain brands of the medicine may be stored at room temperature, below 77 degrees f (25 degrees c) for up to 6 weeks (42 days), if refrigeration is not possible. Check with your pharmacist to see if your brand can be stored at room temperature. Keep Humulin (insulin) N vials in the carton to prot. ...Read more

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My elderly mother has for years reported that she is cold (not just in winter) when it doesn't seem to me to be cold. I always do something to warm her up. Is this only a peripheral problem? If her temperature were taken would it be likely to be low?

My elderly mother has for years reported that she is cold (not just in winter) when it doesn't seem to me to be cold. I always do something to warm her up. Is this only a peripheral problem? If her temperature were taken would it be likely to be low?

See an MD: With her age, it is best to get blood tests (check for anemia, thyroid problems, kidney/liver function especially if on medications). She also needs a physical exam to check her peripheral circulation. It may be related to being thin and frail in elderly patients or a medication she is on. Temperature in elderly patients is not always accurate or reliable. Best to see an MD. ...Read more

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If some1 whohas a high temperature, virus. Touched the money I have to take now, can I get a temperature or get virus ? By contac with money? Asap

If some1 whohas  a high temperature, virus. Touched the money I have to take now, can I get  a temperature  or get virus ? By contac with money? Asap

Possible: Many viruses can be spread by droplets. Droplets can be transmitted on surfaces. They generally do not live for long outside the human host, but some are better than others. The scenario would be this: someone sneezes on their hand - or has stool on their hand, they touch the money, hand it to you, you touch the money then touch a mucous membrane. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering if someone has cold sore but doesn't have an outbreak if you share drinks/ saliva in drink with them can you catch cold sores?

Hi I was wondering if someone has cold sore but doesn't have an outbreak if you share drinks/ saliva in drink with them can you catch cold sores?

Yes: the most common cause of "cold sore" is herpes virus. The virus can be transmitted by sharing drinks, utensils, or exposure to saliva. These behaviors should be avoiding and frequent hand-washing be practiced to avoid infecting others. ...Read more

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Why is it that I can be around pple with a cold/flu and not get sick but as soon as I'm around this one person who has a cold I catch it?

Why is it that I can be around pple with a cold/flu and not get sick but as soon as I'm around this one person who has a cold I catch it?

Immunity: There are very many viruses that cause a head cold and you're not immune to all of them so that it's quite easy to escape some but not others. It's important to keep your overall resistance up with good rest, taking vitamin C daily, keeping adequately hydrated and avoiding too much dryness in your home in the winter months. ...Read more

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I have a boil/abscess under my arm. Doc was unable to express anything to test whether it was MRSA, etc. Are boils contagious? I'm worried about my kids getting MRSA. Can they be tested or should they be treated to prevent them from getting it?

I have a boil/abscess under my arm.  Doc was unable to express anything to test whether it was MRSA, etc.  Are boils contagious? I'm worried about my kids getting MRSA.  Can they be tested or should they be treated to prevent them from getting it?

Yes and no: We find in excess of 60% of these boils/abscesses have MRSA and routinely treat them as such without culture. The MRSA germ is prevalent & your kids are as likely to get it from the shopping cart or school contacts as they would with being around you. If they have no issues, I find little reason to look for it. MRSA is not AIDS or EBOLA, the whole issue is overhyped. ...Read more

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If you get cold sores can you still give oral sex? Even though a cold sore is not present and is dormant under the skin? Will it do anything?

If you get cold sores can you still give oral sex? Even though a cold sore is not present and is dormant under the skin? Will it do anything?

Herpes simplex: This virus can be transmitted by oral sex with or without the presence of active lesions. On the other hand, if you have been intimate with the other party previously they probably have already been infected. Discuss the options with your partner. ...Read more

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If i already have hsv-1, and i come into direct contact with another person's cold sore, how long, if at all, will it be before i get a cold sore too?

If i already have hsv-1, and i come into direct contact with another person's cold sore, how long, if at all, will it be before i get a cold sore too?

Likely won't: If you already have had an hsv1 infection you already have some immunity. If the skin contact was in an area where you have already experienced outbreaks you are probably safe. New exposure in a new skin area might cause a new outbreak at that site - it's possible. ...Read more

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I have a cold sore. Other than using zovirax (acyclovir) what else can I put on it to make it go away fast?

I have a cold sore.  Other than using zovirax (acyclovir) what else can I put on it to make it go away fast?

Eat Yogurt: Herpes simplex virus is when you get little cold sores on the outside of your mouth or the tip of your nose. Try not to touch the cold sore, you could spred it to other parts of your face or eyes. Steep a tea bag then cool it- apply to cold sore to releive pain. Lysine, 3, 000 milligrams daily until the sore goes away. Or eat yogurt which is rich in lysine. You can buy lip clear which has lysine. ...Read more

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Are colds caused by viruses?.Can anyone give me a cold?. I have always believed you catch a cold when, for example, it is cold and you don't wrap up.

Are colds caused by viruses?.Can anyone give me a cold?. I have always believed you catch a cold when, for example, it is cold and you don't wrap up.

Yes: Colds are cause by viruses. The most common cause is the rhinovirus which accounts for up to 40 percent of all causes. They can spread from person to person, by touching contaminated surface such as door knob, telephone etc as well as by respiratory droplets from infected people (when they sneeze or cold). Always use wash your hands sanitizers to prevent the spread ...Read more

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Girl at work's kids have dengue fever from being overseas. Is it possible to get it if only had contact with the mother? She doesn't seem to be sick

Girl at work's kids have dengue fever from being overseas. Is it possible to get it if only had contact with the mother? She doesn't seem to be sick

No: you need a vector, a mosquito, to transmit the virus, casual contact doesn't transmit it, you need to visit an endemic area to catch the disease. Check this link for more info: http://www.cdc.gov/dengue/epidemiology/ ...Read more

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How does a cold spread to others if the first person has no fever? My dr.'s nurse said if someone your around has a cold and has no fever it is not contagious.How come then when we are around a family member we catch the cold then? Also if it start's out

How does a cold spread to others if the first person has no fever? My dr.'s nurse said if someone your around has a cold and has no fever it is not contagious.How come then when we are around a family member we catch the cold then?
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A : A cold is a virus. The majority of adult and child upper respiratory infections are viruses. This is why antibiotics don't usually help, they don't fight virus. Not all colds will have fever. The most contagious period is often before cold symptoms or fever are noticed. The next most contagious time is during symptoms, when we all try to be careful not to spread the germs. Unfortunately, people think theyre not contagious once they feel better, or when the fever clears, but for several days, even then, you are contagious, just much less so. ...Read more

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Amelia's foot is swollen from what may be inflammation from a possible bug bite ... Not sure though. she has been able to walk normally and otherwise is herself in every other way. Wondering when it's time to visit our pediatrician.... And if we should wo

Amelia's foot is swollen from what may be inflammation from a possible bug bite ... Not sure though. she has been able to walk normally and otherwise is herself in every other way. Wondering when it's time to visit our pediatrician.... And if we should wo

Depends: It does sound like it could be a bug bite. If it is not too large (less than a nickel) and she does not complain about it at all, just draw a line around the red, swollen area, and watch until tomorrow. If the redness grows beyond the line, especially in a streak toward the center of the body, then you should take her to the doctor, or urgent care if his office is not open. ...Read more

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I keep probiotics in the refrigerator even though they don't need to be.Will they be fine if I now keep them at room temperature while I travel?

I keep probiotics in the refrigerator even though they don't need to be.Will they be fine if I now keep them at room temperature while I travel?

Probably so: Look on the bottle. Most probiotics don't need refrigeration. Some that recommend it, don't really require it. Even if they do, keeping them at RT for a few days probably won't affect them dramatically. Obviously just take as many as you might need during the voyage. Or if worried, buy a small quantity of a kind that does not say it needs refrigeration. ...Read more

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So say someone has an open sore in there mouth and there affected by job and you eat off the same spoon as them can you get it?

So say someone has an open sore in there mouth and there affected by job and you eat off the same spoon as them can you get it?

Usually not: I guess it would depend on what is causing the open sore. In general, diseases are not usually transmitted by sharing spoon with someone who has a sore in the mouth. On the other hand, there are a few infectious diseases which can be transmitted through saliva in the absence of any open sores. ...Read more

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