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Natural remedies to prevent mosquitoes in our kiddie pool?

Natural remedies to prevent mosquitoes in our kiddie pool?

Empty Daily: Mosquitoes like to breed in water, your pool included. Empty your pool daily to prevent mosquitoes from laying their eggs there. In addtion, this will prevent accidental drowning in the event a child 'escapes' the house and wanders out towards the pool whithout the parents' knowledge. ...Read more

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How long can viruses or bacteria from eye infection live on surfaces - porous ( stuffed animals)& nonporous ( door knobs)?

How long can viruses or bacteria from eye infection live on surfaces - porous ( stuffed animals)& nonporous ( door knobs)?

Surface cleaning: Not sure of any specific studies which would provide your answer. Would suggest you use soap and water and/or alcohol based cleaning solutions to clean the surfaces of contaminated areas. ...Read more

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How do warm compresses help styes? I've always heard that moist, warm places are where bacteria grow and thrive.

How do warm compresses help styes? I've always heard that moist, warm places are where bacteria grow and thrive.

Styes: Styes are just blocked oil glands in the eye lids. The heat helps unplug the ducts, similar to putting cisco oil on a hot frying pan, it melts. ...Read more

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Can bed bugs spread through clothes?

Can bed bugs spread through clothes?

Yes: Bedbugs can certainly live in clothing. Your clothing should be washed and dried in a dryer on the hottest setting. If you want to get rid of some of your clothes, don't give them to others. ...Read more

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How does the body metabolize and eliminate particles that are injected into the skin (ie tattoo ink during laser removal) ?

How does the body metabolize and eliminate particles that are injected into the skin (ie tattoo ink during laser removal) ?

Macrophages: When a laser is use to reduce the appearance of tattoo's they break up the pigment into smaller particles. You body then has macrophages - think of them as biologic "packmen" that gobble up the particles. ...Read more

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I keep getting styes.I used disposable mascara wands, one per eye to not infect mascaraCould that be causing the bacteria to spread around my eye?

I keep getting styes.I used disposable mascara wands, one per eye to not infect mascaraCould that be causing the bacteria to spread around my eye?

Stop all makeup: check out skindeep app for all the chemicals and poisons in make up products. try to wash your eyes by dipping them in clean luke warm water 5-6 times a day in a cup filled to the brim. If overweight,check for diabetes.drink lot of water. ...Read more

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Can bed bugs live in sponge/soft toys? Will washing kill the bed bugs?

Can bed bugs live in sponge/soft toys? Will washing kill the bed bugs?

Washing: Washing in hot boiling water should eradicate the bugswho can live in soft and spongy toys. ...Read more

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How to remove bed bugs and cure the bite?

How to remove bed bugs and cure the bite?

You can take : Antihistamines if you feel itchy. Topical steroid creams can be used on lesions. For a severe allergic reaction to bites – please seek medical evaluation and treatment. Declutter entire room. Place all junk in tightly sealed plastic & dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation.Steam >>. ...Read more

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Can bed bugs bite through clothes or crawl up long sleeves and pants to bite also will the cold kill them?

Can bed bugs bite through clothes or crawl up long sleeves and pants to bite also will the cold kill them?

No yes and No: They usually strike the first skin they find, so ankles are common. They are incredibly itchy. Only high heat (in clothing/bedclothing---not on your skin!) and certain pesticides can kill them. Consider an exterminator with experience in bed bugs. ...Read more

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I am afraid that during infection, since bacteria strength overwhelms immunity, bacteria killed by antibiotics will accumulate & block the epididymis.

I am afraid that during infection, since bacteria strength overwhelms immunity, bacteria killed by antibiotics will accumulate & block the epididymis.

Immune system.: Once the infection is under control, via combination of your immune system function and effect of antibiotics, your immune system has a mechanism to remove the "debris", if you will. ...Read more

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Diseases (virus, parasite, etc) you can catch from using a communal sink (to brush teeth) and toilet?-water-splash-borne, air-borne, touching surface?

Diseases (virus, parasite, etc) you can catch from using a communal sink (to brush teeth) and toilet?-water-splash-borne, air-borne, touching surface?

Definitly: Virus is air borne and parasites are water and food borne.Any open area that is shared with many people can be a source of contracting both.Be careful when you travel to asia -africa -south america and any unsanitary looking venues. ...Read more

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Can salt water prevent or eliminate teeth decay?

Can salt water prevent or eliminate teeth decay?

No: No. Tooth decay is an infection. Salt water does not prevent dental infections. Please see your Dentist for a decay prevention program tailored to your needs. ...Read more

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Can insect repellant reduce my chances of getting infected by bacteria transmitted from a bite?

Can insect repellant reduce my chances of getting infected by bacteria transmitted from a bite?

Fewer bites better : The purpose of an insect repellent is to make you less "appealing" to biting insects. They do nothing to directly limit infection transmission. But fewer stings decease your odds of being stung by an infected insect. ...Read more

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Can air purifiers help prevent sinus infections?

Can air purifiers help prevent sinus infections?

Likely: HEPA grade air filters remove pollen, dander and small irritants from the air. If the sinus infections are related to chronic rhinosinusitis (persistent congestion being the predominant symptom), then it could help. Even more effective would be to identify the cause of the infections (CRS, immunodeficiency?) to guide management. An Allergist can help! ...Read more

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Can i spread cold germs in pool?

Can i spread cold germs in pool?

If you are swimming: In close proximity to others and sneeze or cough on them then yes, you can spread common cold virus. But, no, i don't believe that you will contaminate the water. ...Read more

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How to remove abscess packing and prevent infection?

How to remove abscess packing and prevent infection?

See below: Abscess packing can be handled in 2 ways. The packing can be slowly advanced (removed) an inch or 2 each day until it falls out. Alternatively abscess packing can be removed and replaced daily. Packing is needed until the abscess is felt to be completely drained or the opening is large enough to allow continued drainage without the need for packing to keep the wound open. ...Read more

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Can wearing hosiery prevent deer tick from biting you ?

Can wearing  hosiery  prevent deer tick from biting you ?

No: Do not rely on hosiery! 100% deet is fairly reliable but don't count on anything in an are where there are a lot of deer. Always check yourself and children head to toe! ...Read more