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How to sleep with a bad back and hotel bed?

How to sleep with a bad back and hotel bed?

Position: If you lay on your back keep you knees bent a put a decent roll under bent knees at all times. If you sleep on your side still keep your knees bent but please a pillow between your knees. ...Read more

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Can you get an STD from using public bathrooms, showers or a bed in hotel?

Can you get an STD from using public bathrooms, showers or a bed in hotel?

Only by sex!: They're called "sexually transmitted" for good reason. STDs are not simply infections that involve the genitals. The bacteria and viruses that cause them evolved so that they cannot be transmitted by contacts like this -- only by the intimate contact of sex. (If they were so easy to transmit, they would be common without sex and not called STDs!) Don't worry at all about such things. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about bed bugs in a hotel?

Should i be worried about bed bugs in a hotel?

Rare in good hotel: In a 4-5 start hotel, it would be very rare. Cheap motels, and your run of the mill road side hotels are usually also diligent in their cleaning of room, but doing your diligence and checking yourself, any place you sleep is always a good idea. ...Read more

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What steps should you take when you get bed bugs from the hotel you are staying in?

What steps should you take when you get bed bugs from the hotel you are staying in?

Bed bugs: Check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/ wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation. Steam clean what you can't place in drier. Vacuum everything using a disposable bag. Seal bag & dispose of bag. You may need to get rid of luggage you used. Take care. ...Read more

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Do I need to wear underwear in hotel due to risk of bed bugs?

Do I need to wear underwear in hotel due to risk of bed bugs?

Up to you: But wearing underwear won't stop bed bugs from getting on you. There is the rest of your body too. Just look for signs of bed bugs when you check in - small black specks between the mattress and boxspring, under the bed sheet, and at the head of the bed. Also, look for unclean bed linens. Just don't use a room or hotel that's unclean. ...Read more

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How long does it take before I know I have bed bugs in my hotel room?

How long does it take before I know I have bed bugs in my hotel room?

How to tell: First - before even making reservations, check on line to read ratings & read comments by recent residents at that hotel.That may key you in on hotels that should be avoided. Here are some tell tale signs that your hotel room could be infested w bedbugs. First you may notice blood smears on bedding. Blood smears usually turn black over time. Second you may see amber colored “shells” which occurs. ...Read more

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What should I do to make sure that there are no bed bugs in our hotel room?

What should I do to make sure that there are no bed bugs in our hotel room?

Tell Tale Signs: Agree w dr fisher. Here are some tell tale signs of bedbugs. First you may notice blood smears on bedding . Remember that the blood smears usually turn black over time. Second you may see amber colored “shells” which occurs when the bed bug sheds it's exoskeleton. A third sign of infestation is bug feces on sheets (brown- black dots). The fourth sign can occur with a heavy infestation – an odor. ...Read more

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How can I prevent bed bugs from coming home with you from an infested hotel?

How can I prevent bed bugs from coming home with you from an infested hotel?

You know how to ask : A hard question. 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. ...Read more

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How to get rid of bed bugs in hotel room in a hot country?

How to get rid of bed bugs in hotel room in a hot country?

Hard to treat: Bed bugs are a global problem. They hitch-hikie from place to place in luggage, etc. When traveling check your hotel for small insects the size of an apple seed in the crevices of bedding, baseboards, etc. Keep your luggage off the floor (use bathtub if needed) to avoid bringing them home. Heat is best way to kill them: put your clothing in dryer for 20 min. Don't bring luggage into your house. ...Read more

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Urgent -got bitten by bed bugs at hotel, should I get HBV pep ("hbig") as precaution? I may have rubbed their feces into bloodstream by scratching.

Urgent -got bitten by bed bugs at hotel, should I get HBV pep ("hbig") as precaution? I may have rubbed their feces into bloodstream by scratching.

Bed bugs: Although bed bug can carry pathogens they don't transmit diseases to humans. You don't need those particular precautions.You can take antihistamines if you feel itchy. Topical steroid creams can be used on lesions. Blistering is usually a sign of hypersensitivity. Signs of secondary infection may include: ^ swelling, ^ redness, ^ warmth, ^ tenderness, pus-like discharge or red streaking. For a. ...Read more

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I work at a pet hotel and always feel a little sick, what could this be from?

I work at a pet hotel and always feel a little sick, what could this be from?

Always sick: Depends. You may feel sick from work, or you may be sick from other causes. Best to see your physician to be examined to determine the cause of your sickness. ...Read more

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When am I old enough to stay alone in hotel room?

When am I old enough to stay alone in hotel room?

Depends: Are you talking about staying by yourself in your parents' hotel room for part of the evening while they go out, or renting a hotel room all by yourself? If parents' hotel room, it is their decision, based on their impression of how mature & responsible your behavior is, and how safe the hotel is. To rent a hotel room by yourself, you usually have to be at least 18 and show id to prove it. ...Read more

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Do kids who watch porn on tv hotels get influenced?

Do kids who watch porn on tv hotels get influenced?

Certainly: Kids who watch porn get exposed to a totally unrealistic and often violent depiction of women (or men) as objects of sex. This can only have negative effects later in life. ...Read more

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Do I need to take precautions using the same shower or hotel tub?

No just make sure th: Shower is always safer than tub tub must be thouroughly clean when you use it. ...Read more

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I'm taking amino 3000 but I'm not taking a workout also, Cause I work now a days on a hotel as a housekeeper. My Question is? It is safe on me?

I'm taking amino 3000 but I'm not taking a workout also, Cause I work now a days on a hotel as a housekeeper. My Question is? It is safe on me?

Why do you need this: High doses of tyrosine have been reported to cause restlessness, anxiety, and rapid heart beat. The branched chain branched-chained amino acids are most important in maintaining muscle tissues and preventing muscle breakdown with strenuous exercise. If you have liver or kidney disease, you should not take in high doses of amino acids. But, I can't really see why you are using this. ...Read more

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Where should our infant sleep when we stay in a hotel?

Where should our infant sleep when we stay in a hotel?

Hotels have cribs: Travelers can ask for a baby crib at hotels. Just check the crib to be sure it is safe. Babies can also sleep in a foldable playpen (be sure the playpen is set up safely, and won't collapse or tangle up the baby). Before going to bed, learn the fire exit routes, in case guests have to evacuate in the darkness of night. ...Read more

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What to do if you need to sleep with 'white noise' in hotel?

What to do if you need to sleep with 'white noise' in hotel?

Bring your own white: Noise with you & use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable >. ...Read more

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