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Which one amongst the three can be the most effective tool for severe indoor allergy : 1. Vaccum cleaner 2. De-humidifier 3. Good air purifier?

Which one amongst the three can be the most effective tool for severe indoor allergy :
1. Vaccum cleaner
2. De-humidifier
3. Good air purifier?

Depends: It depends on what allergens you are sensitive to. An Allergist can help figuring that out. As a general rule of thumb: -Vacuum with a HEPA filter: good for dust, animal dander, mold, and other allergens trapped in carpeting (getting rid of it is better) -De-humidifier: good for molds and dust mites -HEPA/UV purifier: molds, animal dander, pollen that comes in, and other irritants. ...Read more

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Do OTC vacuums help with ED caused my meds and prostatecomy?

Do OTC vacuums help with ED caused my meds and prostatecomy?

Maybe: The quality of otc vacuum erection devices may not be as good as the models by prescription. See your urologist. These may also be covered by insurance up to 80% if by prescription. ...Read more

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How do vacuum pumps work?

How do vacuum pumps work?

Vacuum phenomenon: By placing a tube over the penis and drawing negative pressure, blood is pulled into the penis's cavities and an erection occurs. A constricting band is deployed over the base of the penis trapping the blood and sustaining the erection. When no longer needed, the constricting band is removed and the penis should return to the flaccid state. Just physics. Hope not to leave you up in the air! ...Read more

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What is vacuum delivery?

What is vacuum delivery?

See below: Vacuum extractors have replaced forceps for many situations in which assistance is required to achieve vaginal delivery. Compared with metal-cup vacuum extractors, soft-cup devices are easier to use and cause fewer neonatal scalp injuries; however, they detach more frequently. Vacuum extractors can cause neonatal injury. These devices should be employed when indicated, usually for a nonreassuring. ...Read more

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How fast does the vacuum of space kill a person?

How fast does the vacuum of space kill a person?

Instantly: Enough nitrogen bubbles will form that the flow of blood in the vasculature is impeded. The eyeballs exploding and so forth, like in the movies, don't happen. A group of Soviet cosmonauts who were depressurized seem to have died peacefully. ...Read more

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If vacuuming carpet, should I take kids out of the room?

If vacuuming carpet, should I take kids out of the room?

Why?: No, you don't have to. If it's shooting out particles or dust, then the container/bag is full or the vacuum is clogged. ...Read more

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My baby got a cone head from the vacuum. Will she be ok?

My baby got a cone head from the vacuum. Will she be ok?

Usually OK: Vacuum assisted delivery can cause soft tissue swelling of a newborn's head, which usually resolves in the first few days of life. It is important that a pediatrician check your baby's head soon after delivery. ...Read more

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How unhealthy is it to live in a home where nothing is ever dusted? Carpets are rarely vacuumed as well.

How unhealthy is it to live in a home where nothing is ever dusted? Carpets are rarely vacuumed as well.

Depends: Not really unhealthy unless you have sensitivities or allergies to dust, dust mites, animal dander, then it can be a problem and you would know it due to symptoms of allergies (runny, itchy nose and eyes, cough, congestion, wheezing, trouble breathing). I hope this question is not going to be used to make someone in your home clean better ( a little humor). Good hygiene and cleanliness important ...Read more

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If I was vacuuming chipped asbestos and my shop vacuum started blowing it into the air. Could I get sick?

If I was vacuuming chipped asbestos and my shop vacuum started blowing it into the air. Could I get sick?

Yes: You should always wear a respirator and protective clothing when handling asbestos. Additionally, the air when handling asbestos should be adequately filtered. Any aerosolization of asbestos particles can find their way into your lungs exposing them to asbestos fibers. That doesn't mean it will definitely lead to asbestosis, mesothelioma, or other lung cancers one day but why take the risk? ...Read more

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Conflicting answers help. Toddler broke cfl, we vacuumed, in room for 10 min before evacuating/venting. Is this a big deal?

Conflicting answers help. Toddler broke cfl, we vacuumed, in room for 10 min before evacuating/venting. Is this a big deal?

Not likely: Look, these protocols are in place to be as safe as we can with exposure to bad materials like mercury. However, an isolated, minor exposure is highly unlikely to cause any issues. Remember, your grandparents likely opened thermometers to play with pure mercury as children, like mine did. They are good rules to protect people as best we can but one small exposure is unlikely to be any risk for you. ...Read more

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I received flea bites for the first time in my home. I washed the sheets and vacuumed the floor. How do I know if i need to call exterminator?

I received flea bites for the first time in my home. I washed the sheets and vacuumed the floor. How do I know if i need to call exterminator?

No need yet: You have done the biggest part of cleaning up but eggs can persist in your environment.. This is especially true if you have pets. So a big part of control is your pets too. Fleas also can live outside and if you have done everything you can and still have a flea problem it might be from outside. ...Read more

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Live in Saudi Arabia with era curing sand storms. Our pool has. a lot of sand on the bottom of the pool . Can children swim safely? Broken vacuum

Live in Saudi Arabia with era curing sand storms. Our pool has. a lot of sand on the bottom of the pool . Can children swim  safely? Broken vacuum

Pool days: My gut feeling is that it will be fine for them to swim in the pool. However, I would be careful about opening eyes underwater and risking irritation or scratching of the eyes. ...Read more

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What kind of noises are harmful to the fetus? I have a very loud floor vacuum and i'm concerned. Silly question, but i just want to be sure! thanks!

What kind of noises are harmful to the fetus? I have a very loud floor vacuum and i'm concerned. Silly question, but i just want to be sure! thanks!

Intriguing: Whether dissonant noises dissruptive to fetus unknown. In my opinion fetus likely sensitive to noise & harmonic sounds probably more relaxing than disharmonic. Given choice i would choose classical music over vacuum cleaner sound for in-womb fetus exposure. Occasional vacuum sound not expected to be harmful. ...Read more

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Toddler broke a cfl in living room and touched it. We vacuumed it , toddler in room when cleaning up. We ventilated and evacuated the room only after cleanup and 10 minutes did this harm my child?

Toddler broke a cfl in living room and touched it. We vacuumed it , toddler in room when cleaning up. We ventilated and evacuated the room only after  cleanup and 10 minutes   did this harm my child?

Broken CFL bulb: See following site for proper cleanup: http://www2.Epa.Gov/cfl/cleaning-broken-cfl since child touched it & was present during cleanup, may want to contact pediatrician for test for mercury level. Can also call poison control # from website for more data. Follow instructions provided on website. ...Read more

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Is roomba better than regular vacuum for asthmatic?

Is roomba better than regular vacuum for asthmatic?

See below:: Pros: smart. Effective. Easy to use &clean up. Cons: not whisper quiet. Won't clean as well as a regular vacuum with one cleaning. Still gets tangled up on rug tassels and long wires. Can't vacuum stairs. No hepa filter bottom line: if you're tired of vacuuming, or simply don't do it often enough, irobot's roomba 770 vacuum cleaning robot, while not perfect, is an effective automated solution. ...Read more

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Why would forceps be used for delivery and not vacuum extraction?

docs choice: Most docs use vacuum but some docs still use forceps as long as either one is done safely and properly and for the right indications there should not be a problem. ...Read more

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What happens if u put your penis in a vacuum cleaner?

What happens if u put your penis in a vacuum cleaner?

It has been done: Depends on the suction, the metal tool edge, your penis size, and your ability to control the situation. Of course, the Emergency Room has seen it all, but mostly the trauma. Lets be honest, it doesn't make you better in sexual performance to practice with an object. ...Read more

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