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Freeze Warts With Canned Air
Can foiled, frozen cake in the freezer harbor bacteria such as listeria? I'm 36 weeks pregnant and craving some baby shower cake...
Listeria: Anything is possible, but this would be highly improbable, and this infection is incredibly uncommon under any circumstances. Best wishes and enjoy your cake. ...Read more
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
Not proven: Unfortunately, there are no research studies currently studying the effects of microwave. ...Read more
Can we refrigerate fresh bought potatoes from the market or only freeze it? Does refrigerating it decrease nutritive value?
Yes: You can refrigerate without losing nutritive value ...Read more
Are raw mushrooms carcinogenic? I often steam them but not always thoroughly cooked & sometimes eat them raw. Also don't peel outer layer only rinse
Probably not: There are minute amounts of agaratine in some mushrooms, mostly removed by cooking.You neglected to identify exactly which type mushroom, and the amount of toxins varies by type. In cannot be known for certain but the risk of cancer seems to be low. Fringe "alternative" con artists claim that mushrooms can treat or prevent cancers. Nonsense. There are thousands of different cancers with different ...Read more
When treating for scabies, do clothes have to be washed in boiling water to kill them? Or will hot water from washing machine kill them?
Hot water fine: Washing in hot water is sufficient to rid the clothes of the insect. For items that can't be washed for some reason, bag in a plastic garbage bag, seal it tight and leave items for at least three days. The insect cannot survive off the human longer than this, so that kills them all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cleaned dark mold in car w/ bleach mix and sponge. Small area (4-6 inch). Caused by coffee.Used gloves but no mask. Should I worry about exposure?
I wouldn't worry:): Using gloves ... good for you! If you did not experience any symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath, I wouldn't worry about the bleach fumes. High concentrations of bleach can cause lung irritation/inflammation which typically heals by itself. If you didn't have symptoms, not a problem. A mask is a good idea, though:) ...Read more
Watch for infection: It doesn't hurt to apply cold and wet to a burn - it may actually provide some pain relief. I would then recommend applying plain petroleum jelly several times a day to the area. Depending on the extent of the burn, you may consider evaluation by a dermatologist - we worry about the possibility of infection and scarring. ...Read more
Is coverin a ceramic bowl of food with kitchen foil as effective as non-metallic container? If says transfer to non-metallic container n refriderate
Yes: kitchen foil will not touch the food unless it is very full ...Read more
Read that French fries can be made in Phillips air fryer with little or no oil. Preparing French fries in this way is not unhealthy??
Millet: yes millet can be eaten raw and as topping on cereal ...Read more
Can hand sanitizer kill the Herpes Simplex-1 virus when applied to hands or inanimate objects that are contaminated with it. Can disinfectant sprays?
It helps ....: While anti-bacterial hand sanitizer doesn't kill viruses, using it will help protect you from becoming infected. Alcohol based products may be especially helpful as alcohol can destabilize a viral cell membrane. Disinfectant sprays would have limited use for this purpose. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Seborrheic Keratosis: Freezing with liquid nitrogen (cryosurgery). Cryosurgery can be an effective way to remove seborrheic keratoses. However, it may not work on large, thick growths, and it may lighten the treated skin (hypopigmentation). Cryosurgery is more effective at the doctors office because it is much colder, -320 vrs -55 from otc products. ...Read more
Opened coconut milk Mon, refrigerated, thn accidently put in cupboard. 'Refrigerate Consume within 5 dys' Boiled Sun. Food poisoning type time 2 occr?
It is not worth the: chance for a $3.00 can of coconut milk. Throw it away! ...Read more
My friend uses medicine syringes as douches. Filling them with water and spraying into vagina. Can't this be dangerous as air could enter ?
Douching: Is not necessary and could actually cause irritation. Take care! ...Read more