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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
I have trichomoniasis, I am being treated but will washing my clothes be enough to not get reinfected?
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
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
I have scabies and took perm cream treatment. I have washed bedding and clothes once. When do I need to rewash bedding and clothes?
Unexplainable itching all over? My clothes, bedding, hair and body are clean. Tablets help but if stopped, itching returns. Itching creates red area.
Dry Skin: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Lab work can check if there is an underlying cause: CBC/diff, liver/renal function tests, and thyroid workup. Treat with daily moisturzation and better skin hygiene. Non-sedating antihistamines for itch. ...Read more
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
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
Melioidosis-bad news: Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by a Gram-negative bacterium, Burkholderia pseudomallei. It's found in soil in certain areas like Vietnam, where many American GIs were exposed. The bacteria can enter the body through a break in the skin, inhalation (dust from a chopper for example), or swallowed - as in contaminated food/water. Protective clothing including shoes! Could therefore help. ...Read more
With in 24 hours: Cleanse all of the above with in 24 hours after you first apply the medication. ...Read more
Can rubbing alcohol kill sperm easily? Especially when the alcohol is applied on the clothing where sperm is
Yes, but: Alcohol will kill sperm as it dries, but sperm on clothing isn't going to get you pregnant. It has to be inside your body. Why are you having unprotected sex? It's an excellent way to have an unwanted pregnancy or hiv/std infection -- or both. If you're old enough to have sex, you're old enough to act responsibly. ...Read more
I got scabies and I put on the elamite on washed all bedding and clothes and sprayed down bed and furniture so why is it that I still itch really bad?
Itch lasts: Even though you have treated yourself and the environment, your body still has to get rid of the dead mites that are left under your skin after treatment. This can take weeks to months to settle down the inflammatory reaction that takes place under the skin when you are infected with scabies. Try an oral antihistamine for the itching and oatmeal baths. ...Read more
Other than a pacifier, sleeping on back, a fan, and not over clothing, what can I do to prevent sids? I constantly worry.
Don't worry: Easy to say...Difficult to do. If you are following the recommendations of "back to sleep" and the other measures you mention, all is well. Worrying just makes you a wreck. If there is no family history of sids and you don't smoke, odds are very very small sids will occur. I would have a discussion with you in the office over why you worry so we can help ally your anxiety. ...Read more
Roommate washed dieselsoaked clothes couple weeks ago. Just did 2 loads (clothes &bedding) before realizing the smell. How toxic are the fumes?
No health risk: Repeated or continue expousre to diesel fumes could cause health problems after a few months or year, but a brief exposure like this won't do anything bad. Just open the windows, let the place air out, and don't worry about it. ...Read more
Bad bed bugs.: 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. At night it is. ...Read more
Scabies. We have all applied Perm. When do I wash bedding/clothes? Before or after I apply the cream? After I wake up and before I wash it off?
Immediately...: Wash all your clothes and bedding immediately. Try to apply the cream during a period where you don't come in contact with your bedding while the medication starts working. If by next week after treatment you are still having symptoms then you will have to wash everything on hot water all over again. Wash your clothes after removing the cream. ...Read more
My husband had a bad stomach virus this week. What do I need to do to prevent getting it? Can the virus live on the bedding?
Can any of the following prevent implantation of the embryo; driving on bumpy roads, eating of spicy foods, wearing of tight clothings around the waist etc. Thank you.?
No, no, no, and no: Rides make no difference, nor does food nor clothing. If it's going to happen, it'll happen. ...Read more
Bug spray: Use bug spray, and avoid being out at dusk when mosquitos are at their busiest. Citronella candles and mosquito coils can also be useful if you are staying in one location. ...Read more
How can I prevent body odor, if I shower regularly, change clothing everyday, wear antiperspirants?
Sounds like you are: Doing the right things already.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there any way to prevent acne on the lower abdominal region post sex besides keeping a clothing barrier on during?
Yes: Do not shave so close and do not shave against the grain-the direction of hair growth. ...Read more
Recently I've been sweating so much in my sleep, wake up drenched and have to change clothes and bedding. Is my thyroid 2blame? Any ideas what it is?
See a doctor: Hi. That sounds uncomfortable and bothersome! Have you had any other symptoms? Fevers? Loss of appetite? Weight loss? Feeling crummy? We deliberately make you hyperthyroid after treatment for thyroid cancer. If your thyroid dose makes you symptomatic, ask your endocrinologist if trying a slightly lower dose would be OK. But see a doctor to make sure this isn't serious. Good luck! ...Read more
I've recently been diagnosed with ringworm. Do I need to wash my clothes or clean my bathroom in a special antifungal cleaner to prevent reinfection?
The products used to kill the mosquitoes also kill off beneficial insects setting in motion some disastrous results in the past that caused more harm than good.
Pesticide resistance has been another issue. Nonetheless this has been one approach that still has merit and many programs are in play internationally. The eventual ramifications remain to be seen. ...Read more
Bed Bugs: This is a great site: <a href="http://treatmentforbedbugs. Com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://treatmentforbedbugs. Com/</a>. Wash these in hot water. Dry in dryer on high heat & then repeat (or steam clean). But your mattress must also be treated. The whole area needs to be addressed. ...Read more