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Doctor insights on: Germs Worksheet For Kids

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How might my child avoid germs?

How might my child avoid germs?

Hand wash & vaccines: Teach your child to wash hands. Scrubbing hands for 20 seconds or as long as it takes to sing “happy birthday” twice. Make sure you disinfect surfaces in the house. Get the children vaccinated, get all the recommended vaccines. It is important to wash hands before eating. ...Read more

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What germs are harmful for kids?

What germs are harmful for kids?

To many to list: With only 400 characters to use I can not list all the germs that can be harmful to kids. Some are opportunists, can exist on your skin surface & not cause problems but if a cut opens the skin will cause an abscess or blood poisoning (staph, strep, others).Some are trouble if ever inhaled (anthrax spores) some can enter your brain thru your nasal skin (amoeba, meningitis)too many to say>. ...Read more

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How can I ensure my child doesn't contract any germs from her classrooms?

How can I ensure my child doesn't contract any germs from her classrooms?

You cannot!: Germs are a part of life, and exposure to them helps boost the immune system to prevent future and severe illnesses. That being said, frequent handwashing, not sharing cups and utensils, and maintaining general health to support a strong immune system are good for everyone. ...Read more

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Why am I so scared of my child germs and getting sick in kindergarten?

Why am I so scared of my child germs and getting sick in kindergarten?

Normal, but: It is stressful to parent and kindergarten represents a separation where you have little control of the variables involved. Accept that you have done your best in the past to prepare the kid. Proper vaccines protect against the worst issues. The kid also has some experience with germs, building an immune system from past colds and other issues. ...Read more

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How are children growing up in such a sterile environment here expected to build up a resistance to germs?

How are children growing up in such a sterile environment here expected to build up a resistance to germs?

Diet and exercise: Just like cars. We need the right fuel (nutrition), a good spark plug (vitamins and minerals supplied by god-made food) and oxygen (that's why we breath). This is actually the only thing that you can do. Our diet is far too artificial and "couch potatoes" tend to relish it. Exercise is mandatory, especially growing up. ...Read more

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Do all kids have germs---or is there a particular age group that are more germy- for example, 0-3 years old vs. 3-5 year olds?

Do all kids have germs---or is there a particular age group that are more germy- for example, 0-3 years old vs. 3-5 year olds?

All kids & adults!!: Everyone at all ages has a coexistence with germs. People acquire a germ profile on their skin and in their upper airways & intestines within hours of birth & this continues through life. Young kids mouthing & touching behavior acquires new germs a bit faster than adults, but studies show adults put their fingers to their face/nose multiple times/waking hour. This brings germs to your body. ...Read more

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My one year old always seems to be getting sick I have two older children that go to school they is he sick all the time because of germs brought home?

My one year old always seems to be getting sick I have two older children that go to school they is he sick all the time because of germs brought home?

You are correct: Older siblings can bring home germs which will affect your one year old and the older kids may have antibody to the virus and not be sick. Make sure your one year old is eating properly and sleeping properly. Routine infections as long as they are not serious, will strengthen your one year old's immune system.
Discuss further with your pediatrician, ...Read more

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Is there anything you can do to prevent catching germs from your children in school years?

Is there anything you can do to prevent catching germs from your children in school years?

It's difficult: It's hard to prevent, especially when they sneeze and cough in your face. Good handwashing can help some, but wouldn't entirely prevent transmission. ...Read more

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24wk preg. Went pharmacy & small kid was coughin about 1/2 my height 4ft away. Tried turning my head worried chances I caught germs? 2mins paid asap left

24wk preg. Went pharmacy & small kid was coughin about 1/2 my height 4ft away. Tried turning my head worried chances I caught germs? 2mins paid asap left

Mgt: I would advise a flu vaccination unless otherwise indicated.
The brief exposure to a viral illness is not likely to cause an illness ...Read more

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I am thinking of starting up a child care in my home. How long do all those kids' germs survive on furniture and toys?

I am thinking of starting up a child care in my home. How long do all those kids' germs survive on furniture and toys?

CHILD CARE: Having a child care facility demands that your place is always clean. If one child is sick, others get contaminated easily due to close contact while playing and air born infections. Sanitizers come handy and cleaning the whole place is a must! ...Read more

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Do I need to use hot water to kill germs on clothes of dirty kids?

Do I need to use hot water to kill germs on clothes of dirty kids?

Not necessarily: Hot water for whites and if in contaminated areas where infection might be a concern. Generally warm or cold water will clean clothes sufficiently. Vinegar in the last rinse helps kill candida and tea tree oil kills bacteria and yeast as well. Check out dr bronner's soaps. ...Read more

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Could an adult carry on his hands, chicken pox germs from infected children to other uninfected children?

Could an adult carry on his hands, chicken pox germs from infected children to other uninfected children?

No: If the adult has active chicken pox then yes. If the adult has had chickenpox and is immune then not they will not carry it...
Wash hands between touching an infected child and an uninfected child. It is spread primarily through respiratory droplets. ...Read more

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Will exhaling transmit germs?

Will exhaling transmit germs?

Yes but. .: We all exhale = it is part of the breathing cycle. Most exhaling is gentle and carries little if any material with it and this includes germs. If you have an infection, the liklihood increases especially if you are coughing or sneezing at the same time. ...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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Help please? How long do germs live on a surface?

Help please? How long do germs live on a surface?

Depends. . .: Answer depends upon germ & surface. Check out http://www. Huffingtonpost. Ca/2013/12/27/how-long-can-germs-live_n_4509419.html & http://www. Popsci. Com/scitech/article/2002-08/how-long-do-microbes-bacteria-and-viruses-live-surfaces-home-normal-room-tem. ...Read more

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Should I worry about getting sick from dog germs?

Should I worry about getting sick from dog germs?

Not any major proble: There are no germ related issues/sickness from handling a clean pet dog. ...Read more

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4 ways the body protects itself from invading germs?

4 ways the body protects itself from invading germs?

Several: The skin provides a major defense, the Kidneys can filter out toxic substances, the lungs can filter the air we breath, but by far the Immune system is our major defense against germs. See the following link for some info:

http://www. Merckmanuals. Com/home/infections/biology-of-infectious-disease/defenses-against-infection ...Read more

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What would happen if there was a world without germs?

What would happen if there was a world without germs?

Define GERM: A germ I my opinion, I guess you mean bacteria? Life is a symbiotic system. One help or hurts the other and so on. Without bacteria there would be no breakdown of organic matter. In the mouth for instance, if we had no bacteria, yeast cells would become prevalent leading to a candida infection. (yeast infection). So you see how it work. Without bacteria life would not exist. ...Read more

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Do/can germs live on the surface of a handbag? If so for how long?

Depends: There a million germs. Some may and some may not. What specific germ are you concerned about? ...Read more

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Can you get any type of germs/diseases from using a public toilet?

Can you get any type of germs/diseases from using a public toilet?

Nothing: Crazy if you use normal methods to clean before and after. Clean seat before use. Wash hands etc. No sig risk if use normal precautions ...Read more

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How can germs spread? And how can I make sure I don't catch those germs?

How can germs spread? And how can I make sure I don't catch those germs?

Wash hands: Germs refers to organisms which cause an illness. They can be bacterial, viral, or even fungal. Prevention and spread go together. Hand washing is probably the most effective method. Covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing can prevent spread by air. But good hygiene is probably the most effective means of prevention. ...Read more

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For what length of time do invisible germs survive on a visibly clean surface?

For what length of time do invisible germs survive on a visibly clean surface?

Depends on: How you define germ. Prions, hepatitis, live 20 years, and 6-8 months respectively. Hiv, pretty fragile, dies pretty quickly. Gratefully! ...Read more

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What can I do in order not to get germs in a shared toilet among 6 other people?

What can I do in order not to get germs in a shared toilet among 6 other people?

Sanitation: 1. Amongst the seven of you - ensure that the bathroom / toilet are regularly cleaned. 2. Can place tissue on the seat. 3. Wash hands well with soap and warm water after using the toilet. ...Read more

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Germs are found all around us. How long do they live without a host and do they really make us sick?

Germs are found all around us. How long do they live without a host and do they really make us sick?

Depends on germ: It depends on the germ. Some germs are very resistant to the environmental conditions they abide in (such as anxtrax germs or tetanus spores), whereas others are very fragile, such as HIV virus or syphilis bug and can only live in a live host. ...Read more

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How do germs travel? Do they travel and stick on you as soon as you touch them and transfer to everything else you touch?

How do germs travel? Do they travel and stick on you as soon as you touch them and transfer to everything else you touch?

Need more info: In general viruses are either spread via droplets or direct contact; once the droplets have dried, they are no longer contagious. Bacteria have varying susceptibilities and several species can be anaerobic and can exist for long periods of time on clothing. So more information is required. ...Read more

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Can opening a peddle bin when you're holding a plate of food in front of it cause germs from the bin to land on the food if you are quite close to it?

Can opening a peddle bin when you're holding a plate of food in front of it cause germs from the bin to land on the food if you are quite close to it?

Not Likely: Unless material stuck to the lid flew up onto your plate, it is nearly impossible for any germs to infect you. Try not to worry about germs. The best thing you can do to protect yourself is to WASH YOUR HANDS frequently and before eating. Brush teeth twice a day for 2 minutes. ...Read more

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What causes nonbacterial prostatitis if not germs?

What causes nonbacterial prostatitis if not germs?

Unknown.: Nonbacterial prostatitis is a generic term given to a syndrome of pelvic pain and urinary symptoms that is often very difficult to classify, work up, and treat. Though many common & uncommon germs have been investigated, the causes are still not known. Proposed mechanisms include inflammation, autoimmune reaction, neuropathic pain, trauma, anxiety, & stress. ...Read more