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Date rape. Extremely upset, won't report. Adamant all that was touching her body be burned, clothes, jewelry, purse, etc. S.Asian girl. Lim english?Help?
Therapy: This person needs therapy, and culturally appropriate and language appropriate therapy. Gestures like the ones she is proposing may be helpful for her, but what she underwent can cause lifetime psychologic scarring. She needs extensive psychotherapy to make sure she is ok now and in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I saw that johnson & johnson changed their baby shampoo formula. So, quaternium-15 is really a formaldehyde releaser?
Yes: This product is used in many things as a preservative. Some people are allergic to it. ...Read more
Everything in uncles house smell funny. food tastes like that smell. soured smell, musty, or idk. Why? Is it dangerous to eat crackers from him?
SMELLY HOUSE!: Hello~ answering that question goes way beyond my capabilities, since you are asking me to guess the cause of a smell 2000mi away ! Common sense ! Look for the dead animal in the ventilators, chimney, anywhere they can crawl in for heat. LIKELY due to damp. Check attic, ceilings floors under carpets, window edges. Empty fridge? I wouldn't eat at your uncles place. Would you? ...Read more
Dry cough: Warm tea with lemon and honey. Salt water gargling. cool mist vaporizer in the room/humidifier/ or simply a pan of water which will evaporate into the air for humidity. If it persists, please see a physician to make sure it isn't something more serious. If smoking, please consider quitting. ...Read more
What is healthier, basil from my garden, organic basil from farmers market or basil in jars of tomato sauce?
Fresher the better: The basil from you own garden and from the fartmers' market is apt to be the freshest and thus the best. ...Read more
Ate marshmallows roasted w/ fake fire log. Company says 'non toxic waxes' "california proposition 65... By-products known to cause cancer." concern?
Once?: If you did this once, it is probably not a problem. But burning those fake fire logs in the house often may increase your risk. There are a lot of other ways to decrease your cancer risk, so this is probably not a big deal. Eat healthy, avoid stress, get plenty of rest. These are your best bets for decreasing your risk of cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had red wine, salty almonds, brushed teeth, hot tap water tasted salty.Hubby only had wine, said hot water is normal.Did almond made this weird taste? Cold tap tasted normal.We don't use water softener
What is pica a symptom of in a toddler? Eats mainly own feces, but also:vaseline, flour, ice, hair, dirt, rocks, paper, trash, anything & everything really!
Many causes: You need a very thorough workup for your child because there are many causes for pica. Most common is iron deficiency anemia, but other heavy metal poisonings such as lead, etc can cause symptoms as well. Also, there are a number of behaviorl/psychologic conditions that can cause these symptoms. Set up consultation with you pediatrician, but if they don't help, get your child up to riley in indy! ...Read more
I was diagnosed w/ scolisosis.Today used lotion that has bee venom, potentilla, comfrey, camphor, eucalyp good?
Does all canned luncheon meat like SPAM harbor listeria? Ate product made with it meant to be cold never warmed. I'm 34w today.
Listeria risks: It can be very difficult to know if a food is contaminated or not with bacteria. For that, mostly, we have to trust the FDA and food inspectors. That said, certain clues can help us avoid foodborne illness. Smell and taste obviously. Also "age" of something after it was opened. Spam direct from can was OK but if it's been in the fridge for a while, toss it. Listeria can grow in the refrigerator. ...Read more
How reliable is the label 'bpa-free?' isn't bpa in every plastic item, even sandwich bags? Friend says nothing is 'bpa free, ' true?
Bpd free: I agree cannot always trust labels however bpa free products an be made and the label is usually trustworthy with these products. ...Read more
Am hypersensitive to cats dogss perfume candles lotion s soaps etc dr did bloodwork negative for dogs dust cats trees grasses im 6 months post partum?
What's the question?: I'm sorry to hear that you're allergic to so many things. Are you asking if this has anything to do with being post-partum? Maybe. Being pregnant affects the immune system. It's possible that there have been some changes in the immune system that make you more reactive to these substances now. ...Read more
I used a new line of products on my face/had bad allergic reaction/breakout to: Tea Tree Blemish Kit by The Body Shop, ingredients online! help!!!!!
Allergic Rash: If you are concerned about a possible reaction to a beauty care product I would make an appointment to see an Allergist for patch vs skin testing to determine risk. Take a picture of your reaction and bring the product in with you to appointment. Sometimes people can become sensitized (allergic contact dermatitis) to various ingredients commonly found in products used at home. ...Read more
Sewer gas entered our washing machine, making laundry smell. Source was found, but gas still lingers in clothing after a wash. How to neutralize odor?
Need to destink mach: I think you need to destink your machine as well as the clothes. You can consider sending them to a professional cleaner or also spray wash the aromatic linens with Febreeze, let them sit for about 6 hrs. and then, rewash...but in a clean machine. ...Read more
My sister in law is here in Florida,USA from Colombia. She has severe dermatitis which she uses Clobezan cream in Colombia.Is there anything OTC she c?
OTC hydrocortisone: Clobezan [clobetasol] is 1000 times more potent. Result from OTC hydrocortisone likely to be less effective, but worth a try. You can get prescription from Dr or urgent care. Trriamcinolone cream .1% is midway potency but far less expensive. Can get 15G, 80G tube or 16oz jar. ...Read more
Drove past/over skunk, smelled bad, nauseous, clothes smelled. Throat hurts, lungs feel irritated, can I catch illness from the scent? Is it toxic?
No: It's obnoxious and irritating but not dangerous. ...Read more