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Can pregnant women eat uncooked hot dogs?

Can pregnant women eat uncooked hot dogs?

UncookedorUnheated?: You should not eat any raw meat, fish, or eggs if you are pregnant. However, most packaged hot dogs have been previously cooked, and can be eaten unheated, provided they have been properly refrigerated and are not past their expiration date. Check label - should state: "fully cooked." most hot dogs contain a lot of calories, fat, and additives, so they're not the healthiest food, esp if pregnant. ...Read more

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Can you get prions from cold hot dogs ?

Can you get prions from cold hot dogs ?

Not temp: It's a good question. Many bacterially affected food can be made safe by high temperature. Not so for prion infected meat. This means that whether cold or hot, badly prion infected meat cannot be made safe by heating. The good news is that prion-dangerous beef is exceedingly rare, whether processed or butchered. ...Read more

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How long will sperm live in cooled human test yolk buffer with ice packs in an insulated cooler?

How long will sperm live in cooled human test yolk buffer with ice packs in an insulated cooler?

Possible answer: I found on a quick literature search that they should live 24 hours and would likely live 48 hours. I am not a fertility expert, so take that answer with a grain of salt. ...Read more

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I've noticed an increase in migraines. When I move from a cold room to hot outdoors, hard alcohol, cold weather, stress & humidity. Ideas?

I've noticed an increase in migraines. When I move from a cold room to hot outdoors, hard alcohol, cold weather, stress & humidity. Ideas?

Multifactorial: 'migraines', like the term 'energy', can mean different things to different people. If you've been diagnosed by an allopathic practitioner, you may already know that that kind of headache can have many triggers. Best ideas will probably come from the practitioner who diagnosed you. If you havent seen a PCP, I suggest you start there. ...Read more

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I may have a flu w/chills , ice cold hands and feet. body temp ranges 36c 36.8c. At night I'm freezing yet my pj's and sheets are soaked. Is this norm?

I may have a flu w/chills , ice cold hands and feet. body temp ranges 36c 36.8c. At night I'm freezing yet my pj's and sheets are soaked. Is this norm?

Flu: I may have a flu w/chills , ice cold hands and feet. body temp ranges 36c 36.8c. At night I'm freezing yet my pj's and sheets are soaked. Is this norm? ANS: may be normal for flu. Ask you Dr who knows what is going around where you are. ...Read more

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Can sle lupus affect body temperature regulation? Ex: hot then 10 min later cold etc.

Can sle lupus affect body temperature regulation? Ex: hot then 10 min later cold etc.

Lupus: Highly unlikely but possible. Lupus sometimes can affect the thermoregulatory areas of your brain but this would generally occur in the context of other symptoms. ...Read more

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In bathroom, heated floor, drying hair, husband in hot shower. 25 weeks pregnant. Hot - can I overheat?

In bathroom, heated floor, drying hair, husband in hot shower. 25 weeks pregnant. Hot - can I overheat?

Not likely: Unless, of course, you spend a long time in the bathroom. Use a thermometer, the temperatire should not be more than 99 degrees farenheit. ...Read more

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C-Section/Tubal Ligation 8/14. Normal cycle started 10/13/14. Next cycle 11/15/14. Started cycle again today 11/30. Part-time breast feeding. Dying?

C-Section/Tubal Ligation 8/14. Normal cycle started 10/13/14. Next cycle 11/15/14. Started cycle again today 11/30. Part-time breast feeding. Dying?

Why dying?: Are you feeling really bad from this early period? You could be anemic if you are postpartum and have too frequent periods, which could make you feel very weak. Irregular periods are common following tubal ligation. Being post-partum and breast feeding can also result in irregular periods. If you feel very weak and drained, you should get the hemoglobin level in your blood checked. ...Read more

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Rabies symtoms in human bitten by dog body area again infected and loud pain in wound area? If rabies symtoms start?

Rabies symtoms in human bitten by dog body  area again infected and loud pain in wound area? If rabies symtoms start?

RememberOl'Yeller??: I hate to break this to you but only one person has been recorded surviving full-blown rabies. But...that survivor was put on a special coma-inducing protocol and is doing pretty well today. Anyways,rabies or no rabies,if that wound is infected it needs to be tended to, rabies considered,as well as tetanus and wound botulism and other infections or the results of those infections.Get to a doc now! ...Read more

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Body heaviness/semiparalysis triggers shower, bare skin, weather change, some hand motion & bad sleeping. Lasts for secs a minute maximum. Cataplexy?

Body heaviness/semiparalysis triggers shower, bare skin, weather change, some hand motion & bad sleeping. Lasts for secs a minute maximum. Cataplexy?

Serious : And general anybody with the symptoms should seek immediate medical attention. We cannot give a specific diagnosis or treatment with this free service from Healthtap ...Read more

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Thought I was fighting bed bugs. After removing, washing, heat drying, freezing, spaying, & fruitless traps I'm still getting welts. Are these hives?!

Thought I was fighting bed bugs. After removing, washing, heat drying, freezing, spaying, & fruitless traps I'm still getting welts. Are these hives?!

Possibly so. : "Hives" are also known as urticaria which are varied sized, raised areas of skin with or without redness. It is your immune system reacting to some internal or external stimulus. ...Read more

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Developed a heat-rash on belt line while traveling in HOT humid weather last week. Keeping it clean, dry, cool, with no improvement 3 days. Fungal?

Developed a heat-rash on belt line while traveling in HOT humid weather last week. Keeping it clean, dry, cool, with no improvement 3 days. Fungal?

Possibly: If itchy, quite likely fungal(times corporate). If sore, painful, blistering or seeping discolored fluids, you have a secondary bacterial infection(cellulitis). Please see your physician ...Read more

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Could the heater on, blanket & warm clothes help the common cold?

Could the heater on, blanket & warm clothes help the common cold?

You may feel more: Comfortable but it doesn't mean it will pass more quickly. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. ...Read more

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Why does my scalp become intensely warm in areas while eating spicy (or hot, but not referring to the actual temperature) foods? No sweating occurs.

Why does my scalp become intensely warm in areas while eating spicy (or hot, but not referring to the actual temperature) foods? No sweating occurs.

Spices: Apparently your skin blood vessels in the scalp dilate after ingesting certain spices. Some people develop or at least worsen permanently dilated venules in the nose and cheeks from alcohol and spicey foods. ...Read more