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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?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Scabies: Clean all clothes and linen. Use hot, soapy water to wash all clothing, towels and bedding you used at least three days before treatment. Dry with high heat. Dry-clean items you can't wash at home. ...Read more

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How does one fumigate and irritate? Im a property housekeeper I have to clean serious nasty dirty apartments oven cleaners and clorox cleaners mixed

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 more

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Does having cold air conditioning running through house all night and day kill possible lice in house?

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 more

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Can my house cleaner bring in dust mites from her vacuum?

Can my house cleaner bring in dust mites from her vacuum?

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

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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?

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 more

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Would washing the outside of my fruits and veges with vinegar kill listeria?

Would washing the outside of my fruits and veges with vinegar kill listeria?

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

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Can bed bugs live in sponge/soft toys? Will washing kill the bed bugs?

Can bed bugs live in sponge/soft toys? Will washing kill the bed bugs?

Washing: Washing in hot boiling water should eradicate the bugswho can live in soft and spongy toys. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Its my 1st trimester. Of pregnancy. Can I do the normal household works cleaning floors, sweepung, cleaning bathroom & all?

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

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Can I drive my car if it smells like mildew and has mold in it on the floor? I sprayed and scrubbed with Lysol

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

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How can you get rid of fungal spores when washing clothes including silks and wools?

How can you get rid of fungal spores when washing clothes including silks and wools?

Not a problem: Quite a number of fungal spores will be killed by the detergents used for washing sensitive clothes. However, fungal spores are air born and we encounter them every day. ...Read more

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Can u soak in a diluted bleach bath and kill scabies mites in your skin?

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

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How can I remove scabies mites from my house or carpet? Or my clothes?

How can I remove scabies mites from my house or carpet? Or my clothes?

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 more

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How to treat a sunburn with home remedies like vinegar?

How to treat a sunburn with home remedies like vinegar?

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 more

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Is apple cider vinegar good for any home remedies?

Is apple cider vinegar good for any home remedies?

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

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Is it safe to remove a mole by home remedies including garlic caster oil vinegar and baking powder? please answer.

Is it safe to remove a mole by home remedies including garlic caster oil vinegar and baking powder? please answer.

It's your choice: If it's a melanoma -- and you're old enough -- it'll be back and you'll pay with your life. If it's a particylarly nasty-looking one, why not have it removed safely and reliably? If it's not, why not leave it alone? ...Read more

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Can apple cider vinegar or other home remedies help lighten or remove small unwanted moles?

Can apple cider vinegar or other home remedies help lighten or remove small unwanted moles?

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

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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 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.

Would no that's good: How do you even know if you have ringworm. I would recommend you see a dermatologist who can prescribe a cream which is eeither over the counter or prescription. ...Read more

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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 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

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Home Remedies For Lice? Mouthwash And Vinegar? Straightening Hair? I Have Long Hair.

Home Remedies For Lice? Mouthwash And Vinegar? Straightening Hair? I Have Long Hair.

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

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Can I use apple cider vinegar for mole removal at home ?

No: I would advise against this. If you have moles that you are concerned with you should see your friendly dermatologist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is the best home remedy for swimmers ear? I'm traveling- olive oil? Half white vinegar half rubbing alcohol? Other?

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 more

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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?

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?

Danger: Staph can be a very dangerous problem to ignore. It also can be diagnosed by eyesight. So going to the doctor to get the right treatment prescription should be easy for your girlfriend. She needs the right antibiotics. ...Read more

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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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I have a bad case of viral conjunctivitis. Have seen an ophthalmologist. Any effective home remedy? Apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, honey, anything?

Eye wash?: The viral infection will run its course . Saline eye drops or eyewash may provide some soothing effect but will not change the course. Don't try any of the stuff in your eyes or they will get even more irritated . ...Read more

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Can vegans have vinegar?

Can vegans have vinegar?

Yes: Most vinegars are plant based and do not involve any animal products in the fermentation process. The exception being honey vinegar from bees. ...Read more

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Is vinegar harmful to body?

Is vinegar harmful to body?

No: Don't drink a huge amount as it may upset your stomach. 'apple cider vinegar' is one of the 'pop' remedies with some interesting possibilities. Best wishes. ...Read more