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Eliminate Drain Flies
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
How long can viruses or bacteria from eye infection live on surfaces - porous ( stuffed animals)& nonporous ( door knobs)?
How do warm compresses help styes? I've always heard that moist, warm places are where bacteria grow and thrive.
How does the body metabolize and eliminate particles that are injected into the skin (ie tattoo ink during laser removal) ?
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?
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
Can bed bugs bite through clothes or crawl up long sleeves and pants to bite also will the cold kill them?
Do the lymph nodes containing tattoo ink particles (during laser removal) protect the body from potential toxins in the inks? Do they ever leave body?
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
Diseases (virus, parasite, etc) you can catch from using a communal sink (to brush teeth) and toilet?-water-splash-borne, air-borne, touching surface?
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
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