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How Long Do I Have To Boil Water To Make It Safe
Depends: As an outdoorsman of 40+ years, i see a lot of bad advice about making water safe. The cdc's official advice is this: at low altitudes boil vigorously for 1 minute. At altitudes greater than 6, 562 feet (>2, 000 m), boil for 3 minutes, or use chemical disinfection after it has been boiled for 1 minute. Because boiled water is bland and tasteless, add a pinch of salt to make it more palatable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much water does it take to get water poisoning. How much would you have to drink in under an hour?
Wanting to Die: None of the doctors here are interested in helping you hurt yourself. I am sorry, but every single one of us here, staff included believe you have a reason to live and that it really is possible to find that reason. But, you will not find here any help in hurting yourself. How about getting to bed tonight and finding a new way to deal with your problems tomorrow? ...Read more
8 hours, pump&dumpx1: Most drug concentrations peak within a few hours in breast milk. Foods usually will reach the baby by about 6 hours after ingestion. You should avoid excessive caffeine while breastfeeding, so a cup of tea or coffee in the AM is ok, but baby will get the caffeine around early afternoon. Large amounts of caffeine are not good for you or baby. ...Read more
Get it tested: By a reputable lab for trace elements that can be poisonous (like Sulfur or hydrocarbons - oil), or contaminants like pesticides or heavy metals (or even radioactivity) depending on what is buried nearby. Only a reputable lab can determine if your water is safe to drink; smell alone won't tell if there are smaller concentration of chemicals, some of which are odorless. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Quickly: The biggest problem is plastic melts and sticks no norms exist for plastic burns but the following for water tells a lot: hot water causes third degree burns… …in 1 second at 156º …in 2 seconds at 149º …in 5 seconds at 140º …in 15 seconds at 133º the very young and elderly are more suceptable. ...Read more
Bleach in tap water:
I commend you for your concern about safety of tap water after Hurricane
Use regular household bleach (do not use scented ones or any with added cleaners).
Add 1/8 teaspoon of bleach to a gallon of water, stir and let stand for a half hour.
The water should have a faint bleach odor, If it doesn’t, then add another 1/8 teaspoon and let stand another 15 minutes. ...Read more
Hello. I had wanted to know if it's safe to heat up prune juice on stove top or microwave to make it more warm and for how long. ?
Yes ....: ... it is safe. Either method is ok, but it's best to avoid boiling. How long depends on how cold it is when you start: if taking bottle from the fridge, you probably need to pour out a glass, and heat at least a minute, but perhaps at 60-80% reduced power. Stove top ok, but seemingly more work. It is a great idea to enhance fiber in diet and stimulate a bowel movement. Good wishes:) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hot water burn blister popped. What should I do so it doesn't get infected and gets healed quick? How long will it take to heal?
Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Increased redness, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection which should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I was wondering how long will it take for acid reflux/gerd to heal and how will i know if im able to eat the foods that i use to eat again or will i?
As a vegan, how much vitamin b-12 do I need to take and what we will happen to me if i don't get enough?
Get plenty of it: If you have become a vegan out of concern for factory-farmed animals, you have my admiration and congratulations. You also need to know that the health benefits are massively exaggerated by many of its proponents. If you spend even a short time b12-deficient, you will get permanent brain and spinal cord damage. Your personal physician can guide you in selecting the optimal dose; you can't overdose. ...Read more
If I have well water on my property, how do you know it is still ok to drink if it hasn't rained for so long?
Really bad idea: Your skin is injured from excess temperature. It has inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) may help.. Avoid further damage by using protective dressings if skin is open and minimize further trauma. A visit to a doc is probably a good idea. ...Read more
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