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House Flies And Vinegar
I bought wilson one shot ant, roach and crawling insect killer, and sprayed house, should I leave house and air out the place to avoid toxicity?
Yes: According to the safety data sheet "avoid breathing vapours and mist." Undoubtedly there are vapors in the air for several hours after spaying so I would leave your house for many hours afterwards. Any chemical that kills insects will have at least some toxicity to humans. See http://tinyurl.com/zy2xd7q ...Read more
Are house flies really dirty? There is one in my home and it is landing everywhere every surface getting everything dirty? Will fly spread germs?
Little or no risk: House flies are pretty much unavoidable; there will always be some in and around almost any house, offices, stores, etc. In theory, they can carry disease germs, but it's rare. In your home, you are no more at risk from flies than you are from simply touching doorknobs, table tops, etc. Use common sense hygiene, discard older foods, and keep a reasonably clean environment. Then no worries. ...Read more
After i aply the prescribed cream for scabies, can I wash everything in hot water and spray my mattress and furniture with clorox disinfecting spray?
How does one fumigate and irritate?
Im a property housekeeper
I have to clean serious nasty dirty apartments oven cleaners and clorox cleaners mixed
TimeForAngie'sList: You hire someone who knows what they're doing and owns the proper protective equipment (skin, eyes, lungs). Or,read up on that and buy that equipment, otherwise you could do some serious damage to those parts of your body.Or,get someone over to give you an estimate of what would be necessary and then advise you. Or...lower your expectations of what kind of tenant(s) you'll rent to. Be careful!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does having cold air conditioning running through house all night and day kill possible lice in house?
No, it won't: Treatment of lice requires accurate identification of nits ; / or lice. A pediculicide is usually used- otc like nix (permethrin) or rid or prescription meds like lindane or malathion. Work carefully through hair ; remove individual nits. Purchase a special lice nit comb to aid you. Check for nits ; remove as seen over the next 7 to 10 days. If there are nits after 7 to 10 days – a 2nd pediculicide tx may be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Theoretically yes. If she is not emptying the receptacle or changing the bag between jobs, then yes. Also, if she knows she serviced a place with dust mites, she should disinfect her equipment. ...Read more
Cleaned flat stove top off with lysol wipe after spilling juice of raw meat. Cooked on it and forgot to wash lysol off. Could smell. Will fumes hurt?
No: at that small amount of exposure I would not be concerned especially if cooking in kitchen and not in any enclosed space. If any eye, nose, throat, chest irritation that does not resolve in 1-2 hours or gets worse, see your doctor. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Washing: with water alone as long as its thorough, should be sufficient unless its KNOWN that Listeria is presednt. In that case throw em OUT! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
When treating for scabies, do clothes have to be washed in boiling water to kill them? Or will hot water from washing machine kill them?
Hot water fine: Washing in hot water is sufficient to rid the clothes of the insect. For items that can't be washed for some reason, bag in a plastic garbage bag, seal it tight and leave items for at least three days. The insect cannot survive off the human longer than this, so that kills them all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its my 1st trimester. Of pregnancy. Can I do the normal household works cleaning floors, sweepung, cleaning bathroom & all?
Certainly!: Remaining active during pregnancy is very healthy. You should be able to perform your normal duties as long as you do not experience pain or excessive fatigue. Avoid using harsh chemicals, or wear gloves and mask to prevent nausea that may result from fumes. Be sure to stay well hydrated during pregnancy, especially when physically active. ...Read more
Can I drive my car if it smells like mildew and has mold in it on the floor? I sprayed and scrubbed with Lysol
Depends: It is never a good idea to be exposed to mildew. However if you are not allergic to it, you may drive the car with all of the windows open to reduce the mildew exposure. You will need to eradicate the cause for the water damage, take the floor mat/carpet out and get them thoroughly cleaned and dried out. Clorox works better in killing mildew but elbow grease is also needed. AC needs be cleaned ...Read more
When i go in house with dog (lots of hair all over) i react- eyes, throat, etc. Other house with different dog, im ok. Possible allergic to one breed?
My husband has scabies and The doctor mentioned washing clothing and towels, but what about fabric furniture and mattresses or upholstered items?
Scabies: You can spray everywhere and dry them with hot air. Also you can expose them in sun heat. ...Read more
Rabies??had to pick up trash off ground this morning,raccoon got in cans.Wore gloves,washed hands! I have little cracks on hands from washing dishes
No. Use Elimite (permethrin). : No, Elimite (permethrin) (Topical Permethrin) is generally used to treat scabies. It requires a prescription. Generally ALL household members should be treated simultaneously even if only one (or some) are itchy. Otherwise the treated individual is likely to become reinfected by the other individuals in the home who are infected but not yet itchy/symptomatic. ...Read more
I cant wash my clothes in warm water, can i iron my clothes before using instead of washing to kill the scabies on it?
Possibly: It is worth a try and certainly better than doing nothing at all. ...Read more
Vacuum; wash clothes: To feel safe after the family had scabies or head lice, one can vacuum everywhere, and wash the washables (sheets, clothes) and dry them with the hot setting if the fabric allows it. Live mainly in one "safe room" that's super clean, and wait 10 days before living in the rest of the home. If extremely worried, repeat the vacuuming and washing once more, before living in the rest of the home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not vinegar.: Vinegar will make you smell like a salad, but won't do much of anything for your sunburn. Apply cool washcloths and take Ibuprofen to decrease the pain and inflammation. And please learn the lesson that mr. Sun is trying to teach you; enjoy his warmth and light, but respect his power. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I use a cleaning substance home made 3c water .5c white vinegar and 10 teatree oil drops. How long after I clean is my 7mo old allowed back in room?
Probably OK: In the room is most likely fine. You could use water to get it off the floor if the baby is crawling around. Poison control would know for sure. ...Read more
Good for many things: Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular folk remedies, in fact entire books have been written about it. It's many uses include treating heartburn, many infections (like sinus, ear & yeast infections), acne & other skin conditions.It may help treat diabetes, hypertension & high cholesterol.Research is limited but does support many uses.It is safe and inexpensive.See comments for more info:. ...Read more
Is it safe to remove a mole by home remedies including garlic caster oil vinegar and baking powder? please answer.
Yes it's possible: Seek medical consultation for these warnings signs: sudden increase in size, change in color or pigmentation, asymmetric border etc. God bless u! http://www.herballegacy.com/warts_;_moles.html. http://m.wikihow.com/remove-moles-without-surgery. http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/melanoma/melanoma-warning-signs-and-images. ...Read more
Is it ok for me to treat my ringworm with salt and vinegar. It became less red and what other home remedy may i use? Thank you in advance.
Is it safe to take one large tea spoon of home made apple vinegar diaaolved in cup water daily after meal. Does it help in reduction of cholesterol?
See details: Yes it is safe and no it does not lower cholesterol levels. ...Read more
Vaginal odor smell diabetic & i look on line for some home remedies one read to use a tampon with vinegar & water but it cause dryness help please..
Vaginal odor may: Indicate yeast overgrowth ("infection") or bacterial vaginosis. See gyn/fp for exam, culture, & treatment. Diabetics (especially if sugars not well controlled) may be more prone to yeast due to increased food for the yeast. Chlamydia or other std also a possibility & reason to be checked. ...Read more
None of the above: OTC pediculicides do not kill eggs & must be repeated in 9 days. You may need 2 bottles each time for long hair. You must use the same product each time on hair that has not been shampooed & will not be shampooed for at least 2 days. Again, you & your mom need to read www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/treatment.html. And again, see your doctor tomorrow for prescription medications. Go to bed now. ...Read more
Vinegar for dandruff: You may jeopardize some personal relationships.Get a more detailed answer ›
If it says for me to use vinegar for a home remedy for a yeast infection, would it be ok to use apple cider vinegar?
Probably yes, : But better take a medication.Get a more detailed answer ›
Doctor recommends burning (small) genital wart with acid. How is this safer than using Applecider vinegar at home? Can I get a second opinion please?
Acid?: There are a variety of topical agents that can be used for a genital wart. All the ones that physicians actually use are likely to work. Apple cider vinegar is promoted as curing everything. This alone should enable you to reach an obvious, correct conclusion. Having even one genital wart is a major personal liability. Ask whether a laser or cautery might not be your best move. ...Read more
What is the best home remedy for swimmers ear? I'm traveling- olive oil? Half white vinegar half rubbing alcohol? Other?
Alcohol and vinegar: Alcohol and vinegar in equal parts is the classic recipe from lakeside summer camps. The alcohol disinfects the ear, displaces the water, and evaporates quickly at body temperature. The vinegar restores the normal acidic pH of the skin and prevent fungal growth. Do not use any over the counter drops if you may have a perforated eardrum or a tube in the ear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Staph infection on arm elbow has swollen slightly i need a home remedy girlfriend terrified of doctors no vinegar or tea tree oil at home?
I have a bad case of viral conjunctivitis. Have seen an ophthalmologist. Any effective home remedy? Apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, honey, anything?
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