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Can you get herpes through clothing?

Can you get herpes through clothing?

Doubtful: By theory, but doubtful. For example if a person has an open sore or even a sore that is not readily visible and has sex while you are wearing underwear and the virus gets on your underwear, it would have to seep through the clothing and get onto your vaginal area. That being said, the safest is the use of condoms to prevent the spread of the virus, as it is unlikely with clothing, but can occur. ...Read more

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My skin hurts if clothing rubs against it?

My skin hurts if clothing rubs against it?

First try cotton: Many clothes have products in them that can irritate your skin, so first try pure 100% cotton , change to Dreft or All chemical free detergents. If not better see your dermatologist ...Read more

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Can my heavy winter clothing make me tired?

Yes: The extra weight of clothing could be a factor. The other issue is simply winter. Colder longer nights etc. Maybe some d3 would help. ...Read more

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Need help with ostomy clothing? Pants or dress?

Need help with ostomy clothing? Pants or dress?

Either: Depending on where your belt line hits, either may work well. ...Read more

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What clothing can you keep on during a surgery, if any?

What clothing can you keep on during a surgery, if any?

Depends upon: the KIND/LOCATION of the surgery. Most hospitals will give you the proper clothing to wear at YOUR procedure! Hope this is helpful and GOOD LUCK/BE WELL! Dr Z ...Read more

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Where to find clothing for overweight, short-legged, kids? Any suggestions?

Where to find clothing for overweight, short-legged, kids?  Any suggestions?

Ask around: Try lands end or osh kosh. Walmart/wrangler i know has pants for husky kids. Try an internet search and see what companies come up that may suit you. Other suggestions are to evaluate why this child is overweight and see what can be done to improve the health side of it. ...Read more

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7 month old just nibbled on a price tag( cardboard ) on a piece of clothing. Should i be concerned?

7 month old  just  nibbled on a  price tag( cardboard ) on a piece of clothing. Should i be concerned?

Should not be: They love to chew on anything. Just have to be more careful next time and give her something safe to chew on. If concerned, go see her doctor. ...Read more

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Within the past 7hrs I have used a total if 11 tampons. And constantly having to change clothing. Is this normal?

Within the past 7hrs I have used a total if 11 tampons. And constantly having to change clothing. Is this normal?

No: You need to compare the flow you are having with prior menstrual cycles. If it is significantly higher, or accompanied by abdominal pain, passage of tissue, clots, dizziness, or other symptoms, you should seek evaluation urgently. ...Read more

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I may have come into contact with E. Coli and i think it got on my clothing that sits in my closet. How long will it take for it to die? Normal temp?

I may have come into contact with E. Coli and i think it got on my clothing that sits in my closet. How long will it take for it to die? Normal temp?

Little or no risk: You already have your own E. coli; we all have it in our intestines. If exposed to someone's urinary tract E. coli, there is no risk. OTOH, if someone around you has had diarrhea caused by E. coli from contaminated food, you need to be careful to avoid infection yourself, i.e. proper food handling, hand washing, etc. You're unlikely to get it via clothing, but launder it to be extra safe. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about sharing clothing with other people? I work in a fast-food restaurant, mostly in the drive-thru. With the temperatures getting colder, a lot of us have begun wearing our jackets. We were told about a week ago that we will be g

Should i be concerned about sharing clothing with other people? I work in a fast-food restaurant, mostly in the drive-thru.  With the temperatures getting colder, a lot of us have begun wearing our jackets.  We were told about a week ago that we will be g

The : The most worrisome bacteria that can be present on clothing is MRSA (methicillin resistant staph. Aureus). Contaminated clothing poses a real risk for infection. The best way to reduce this risk is by proper and frequent sanitation. I would contact osha (occupational safety and health administration) if you have specific concerns about your work environment and potential risks. To answer your other question, germs can live on porous surfaces indefinitely until they are sanitized. Good luck. ...Read more

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What bed clothing will help with my "broken thermostat"?

What bed clothing will help with my "broken thermostat"?

Thermostat: At night, during sleep, the body temperature lowers about 4 degrees. If you do not allow that to happen, sleep is disrupted and not properly restorative. Generally speaking, use less blankets, and have fresh air in the bedroom. See also medlineplus.Gov for 'sleep hygeine' measures. ...Read more

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Are clothing made out of polyester fabric safe to wear?

Are clothing made out of polyester fabric safe to wear?

Safer now: Back 30 or 40 years ago, in the 1970's, polyester was appearing in stores everywhere, but could subject one to relentless teasing if one wore it amongst the wrong crowd. That polyester was rough and unforgiving, but modern new polyester is pretty good stuff. It's safe to wear. It's soft and lays well but being a plastic (petroleum product), it still causes static. Cotton is softer, with no static. ...Read more

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What can I do about clothing that hurts by the end of the day?

What can I do about clothing that hurts by the end of the day?

Interesting question: Is the question asking what to do about discomfort caused by wearing certain clothing? (clothing itself is not alive and has no feelings.) a person could have some sensory nerve problems in the skin that signal pain when that part of the skin is touched by clothing (a dermatologist or neurologist can look into the matter). One can try wearing different fabrics to see if softer fabrics help. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can keep clothing from sticking to a wound?

Can i tell me how i can keep clothing from sticking to a wound?

Simple Care best: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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How do you avoid clothing with a high amount of toxins in the fabric?

How do you avoid clothing with a high amount of toxins in the fabric?

Depends: Which toxins are you talking about? The word toxin is used a lot but often no one knows what they mean by it. If you are talking about petroleum products you might opt for organic clothing or natural fibers. Still, those may contain bacteria or other "toxins" you are trying to avoid. First you need to find out what you r trying to avoid then you can find how to avoid it. ...Read more