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It might have been 3 weeks since someone's flushed a guest toilet in our house, it splashed on me today when i used it. Can it harm me?
Skin works: Skin is a very good barrier to infection. Soap and water after getting exposed to any dirt or other unwanted matter is usually all that is needed to keep clean. ...Read more
Most don't mind: Most doctors probably don't mind if you bring a guest to your appointment; besides, it is your appointment. But...By you bringing a guest, you must also realize that your guest may hear personal information about you that you may not want them to hear. Additionally, although you and your doctor would certainly keep info confidential, are you sure your guest would adhere to confidentiality as well? ...Read more
Feeding: Every time anyone eats before the stomach empties starts the digestive process over again and your stomach never gets a break. Your baby needs to go at least 90 minutes between feedings so his/her stomach can empty before filling it up again. This will help with digestion and having your baby on a schedule is better for you and your child. . ...Read more
No harm: There is no harm in draining a Foley in the toilet, in fact it is entirely appropriate. ...Read more
Sleep apnea: If your bed partner snores that loudly then there is a high probability that he has underlying sleep apnea. Approximately 65-75% of individuals that snore actually have some level of sleep apnea. As a result of the increased risk of cardiovascular disease associated with sleep apnea it is something that he should be evaluated for. Successful treatment of osa with CPAP will also treat snoring. ...Read more
What do you advise if i was thinking about getting a membership at planet fitness that included the black card. If i bring a guest with me, can they exercise too?
I spent a night at a hotel and in the early morning I found profuse urine stains on the bedding that I hadn't been aware of. I also felt ill. What diseases could I have caught? They weren't washing bedding between guests.
My possition dizziness is over, but still lightheaded , what can I do?, guestion 2; can I still consume alchohol with this problem?
Postural vertigo: If you experienced a viral labyrinthritis, likely remits within 2-3 weeks at most, but if you have tendency for positional provocation, such as benign positional vertigo, an epley maneuver can be useful. If you still have some vestige of light-headedness or dizziness, best to avoid alcohol until fully symptomatic, and even then start with solitary glass of wine or one bottle of beer. ...Read more
I am 34wks pregnant.i have guest who frequently suffers from sinusitis and currently have one almost treated,without symptoms. Is it contagious?
NO: but both maintain good hygene wash your hands , frequently and if you touch any thing , go for your regular scheduled check ups.you will be fine ...Read more
Something in my house makes me itch like crazy, all over even my private area. Even a guest, started itching all over. We were on my couch air con on.
Anxiety: Itching also arouses itching on another person. However if your house is a/c , one must consider dry skin as an issue. Try applying a moisturizer immediately after bathing to see if this helps. If the itching only occurs on one couch, stay away from it for a few days to see if the itching continues. If no, then the couch needs be fumigated or discarded. ...Read more
Bad bed bugs.: Cimex lectularius or the bed bug is a parasite that is nocturnal. It can be transported on your clothing, luggage, second hand furniture etc. You can even get it using public transportation. It can go up to a year without feeding, so that allows it to just sit and wait until it catches a ride on something or someone. It is an insidious problem. It hides in crevices during the day. At night it is. ...Read more
Lastnite i had crab legs for dinner all you can eat, my guestion is how long will they stay in my bloodstream and effect my cholesterol levels?
Check out the : Link below which will make u think that crab legs is not as bad as u think when it comes to raising cholesterol. This idea may make u come back for second and third servings. http://www.live-strong.com/article/478552-crab-legs-and-cholesterol/. ...Read more
Im 24 and suffer from anxiety and depression and live in my parents guest house. Would it help if i move out?
I can't answer that: For you. Does it hurt your self-esteem to live in their guest house? Does living at home cause your family to treat you like a 'child'? Do your family have more say so about your life because you live at home? Is it financially beneficial to live at home? If so, does that take stress off your plate? These are the questions that you need to ask yourself. Only you will be able to answer this. ...Read more
I have a guest cold, no fever, not coughing much, just feel tired. Should I see a doctor for antibiotics or should I let the cold run it's course? Thanks!
WITHIN THE NEXT: 3-5 days, your symptoms should go away if it is a cold. If not, or if at anytime within 10 days of starting your symptoms worsen, or there are more symptoms appearing, then you should see a doctor. ...Read more
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