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Doctor insights on: Gymnastic Clothing

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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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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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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