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How Can I Prevent Myself From Harming My Body Due To Chemical Exposure
Ground Yourself : A bit of stress may give you enough fuel to overcome challenges but perceiving the environment as constantly stressful may prevent you from doing your best. Look at challenges as an opportunity to grow. Decide what you can--and what you cannot control. Exercise regularly, relax every day, eat healthy meals at regular intervals and protect your sleep time to recover from your daily challenges. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's a challenge: While there is some evidence that allergies may be delayed or prevented through intervention in infancy, there is not much an adult can do. The risk of developing allergies is in part based on genetics--higher risk if parents are allergic and environmental exposure. One way to avoid specific allergies is to avoid those occupations that carry high risk such as crab processing, sawmill work, etc. ...Read more
Healthy living: There is no one step, medication, diet or other item that will address that. Caloric restriction, exercise, low saturated fat intake, no use of tobacco, and no more than one alcoholic drink a day, getting adequate sleep, maintaining a positive attitude, having a good circle of friends my be conducive to healthful life. ...Read more
DryWinter skin: Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better). Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body ...Read more
Stay immunized: For those viruses for which there are vaccines available, make sure you get them. Do not touch people with colds without washing your hands afterward. Don't engage in risky activities like drug use or unprotected sex, if there are mosquito borne infections where you are, wear insecticides. Mostly remain informed and aware. Perhaps you should study medicine. Best wishes. ...Read more
Gloves: Use gloves when handling.Get a more detailed answer ›
Very hard : Tough habit to break, but you just need to relax more, don't get so wound up over the little things, my grandma told me this and it really works, "count to 10" when something bothers you before dealing with or reply to what ever it is that can upset you. ...Read more
GA: I recommend seeking professional help to address the underlying anxiety and your gambling problem. (psychiatrist or clinical psychologist). 12 step programs are a tremendous help with addictive behaviors. Gamblers anonymous is free, anonymous, provides support and helps with new coping skills. ...Read more
Nothing is needed: Your body will "heal" itself. Second hand smoke generally only causes problems with long-term and continuous exposure, like people working in bars or other places where people smoke, or in homes where there are smokers. One exposure will not cause major problems, unless you are highly sensitive (asthma, allergy etc.). Normal diet, activity and exercise will help, nothing else should be needed. ...Read more
Sir i am eating pencil leads ! how can i have to stop eating like those leads? and it will harm to my body?
PIca: ...is characterized by an appetite for substances that are largely non-nutritive, such as paper, clay, metal, chalk, soil, glass, sand, or in your case pencil leads. Because pica can occur in people who have lower than normal nutrient levels & malnutrition, your doctor may want to test blood levels of iron & zinc. Also seen with autism, schizophrenia, & disorders such as Kleine-Levin syndrome. ...Read more
Lung pollution: Avoid inhaling toxic air. Live where you can get good clean air. Do not smoke and live with second hand cigarette smoke. If you have allergies or asthma, treat these conditions appropriately. Avoid working where you will inhale fumes. If you use chemicals at home for projects or hobbies, make sure you have plenty of ventilation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am going to attempt deconditioning with exposure to treat my phobia. What kind of stimuli should I use while i expose myself to the object of fear?
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