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How do you kill trichomoniasis on clothing and bedding to prevent reinfection?

How do you kill trichomoniasis on clothing and bedding to prevent reinfection?

Normal washing: Trich can be spread penis 2 vagina, vagina 2 vagina, vagina 2 penis, also through hands, mouth & anus. Not spread (or very rarely) through clothing/bedding. Normal wash should be fine. May be spread by shared sex toys so wash those between partners. Common in women in their 40s/50s, not the same demographic as for chlamydia, gonorrhea. Very common. 70% have no symptoms. Curable with medication. ...Read more

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Trichomonas (Definition)

Trichomonas vulvovaginitis is an infection of the vulva or vagina and associated with ...Read more


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What is the best way to prevent trichomoniasis?

What is the best way to prevent trichomoniasis?

Safer sex: Safer sex prevents trich, other diseases too. Use condoms. "no love without the glove.". ...Read more

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I have trichomoniasis , I am being treated but will washing my clothes be enough to not get reinfected?

Yes: Trichomonas is transmitted from one warm place to another sexually and the protozoan organism doesn't survive well on clothing unless moist. Re-infection is more likely when you have intercourse again with an untreated partner. ...Read more

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Is it possible to prevent getting trichomonas vaginitis during sex?

Is it possible to prevent getting trichomonas vaginitis during sex?

Condoms: But the best way is to make sure your partner does not have it, it is not normal to get trich from having sex or if you keep getting it form your partner , then your partner is not getting treated or your partner is getting it from someone else. ...Read more

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What could have caused bruising to a newborns tummy. Could it be clothing or bedding?

What could have caused bruising to a newborns tummy. Could it be clothing or bedding?

Not likely: Depending on the age of a newborn, bruising on his tummy might still be from pressure at delivery. Many babies have darker spots on the lower back, butt, or trunk, called mongolian spots. Those spots are birthmarks, not bruises. The pediatrician can check to see if there is a problem. If tummy bruising is new and started after the baby got home, there could be a serious problem in the blood. ...Read more

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How long does the mersa virus last on counters, clothing, carpet, etc and is there anything that will kill it?

How long does the mersa virus last on counters, clothing, carpet, etc and is there anything that will kill it?

MRSA Bacteria: Viruses don't respond to antibiotics. Mrsa is a bacteria that can be treated with specific antibiotics. Depending on several factors including humidity, physical traffic on the counter (generally called a fomite), and others factors, MRSA can stay for hours to days. Bleach, detergents, ultraviolet light, and many other reagents can kill mrsa, but are not necessarily safe for humans to consume. ...Read more

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Difference bw night sweats and sweating bc you're hot? More often than not I wake up with sweat-soaked clothes no matter the room temp/outfit/bedding.

Difference bw night sweats and sweating bc you're hot? More often than not I wake up with sweat-soaked clothes no matter the room temp/outfit/bedding.

Night sweats: Night sweats are as you described with unexplained sweating despite room temperature and usually indicates viral infection if short lived or more serious bacterial infection if more than two weeks AND associated with fevers, cough, weight loss. Non infectious causes could be hyperactive thyroid or uncontrolled diabetes ...Read more

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Are there special types of bedding and mattresses to prevent bedsores?

Are there special types of bedding and mattresses to prevent bedsores?

Yes: The most simple & economic mattress is the egg crate mattress of foam which shows a surface similar to the containers of the eggs we get at the supermarket this prevents parts of the surface to be in direct contact of the skin. There is a sophisticated expensive bed called clinitron(r) than some hospitals use for the deeper ulcers and sickest patients. I mention before paddings & pillows. ...Read more

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