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I work near a mine. What should I do to protect myself?

I work near a mine. What should I do to protect myself?

Knowledge: Check with the local government to find out what kind if any emissions come from the mine. Then you will better know how to protect yourself. Pollution within the home is usually more of a problem and getting a good air purifier in the home that can reduce airborne particles as well as gaseous emmisions from carpet, upholstery and paint is more helpful to you. Email me at www.Medacpc for more. ...Read more

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I work near a fume vent. What should I do to prevent myself?

I work near a fume vent. What should I do to prevent myself?

Avoidance is best: Avoidance is the best. If this is not possible knowledge of the fumes and their effects will dictate what you should do to protect yourself. Find out what is coming out of the vent and google their effects on the human body. Your work should have msds sheets for all chemical exposures that will help to direct you as well. Check with your safety officer. ...Read more

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I was exposed to a chemical at work. What should I do?

I was exposed to a chemical at work. What should I do?

See Safety Officer: Your safety officer will have access to msds sheets and can tell you what potential problems may be associated with this chemical and what treatments if any should be required. ...Read more

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I think I have a ringworm. I work at a nursing home . Its my first time ever with it . Should I go to work ? I just put peroxide on it til I get crem

I think I have a ringworm. I work at a nursing home .  Its my first time ever with it . Should I go to work ? I just put peroxide on it til I get crem

Cover it: These can be spread by spores that can shed from the skin. If you cover it and practice good hygienic patient contact skills it should not be a problem. You may want to get confirmation that it is not something more worrisome by seeing your doc if it doesn't respond to topical tinactin or similar antifungal within a few days.Peroxide does nothing. ...Read more

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I work near a nuclear plant. What should I do to protect myself?

I work near a nuclear plant. What should I do to protect myself?

Knowledge: Barring any incidents that damage the integrity of the facility such as that which happened in japan you should have little to worry about. Checking air quality in the area and looking for radiation levels through your local government should help set your mind at ease. It might not hurt to have some potassium iodide tablets available in the event of an incident. ...Read more

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Should I padlock my cabinets if I work at home?

Why?: Sorry but i think we are missing some important information in the question. ...Read more

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I work at night at a club a ten hour shift from8 till 6 what vitamins should I take so i don't have to feel to tired?

I work at night at a club a ten hour shift from8 till 6 what vitamins should I take so i don't have  to feel to tired?

Fatigue: Vitamins can help when your nutritional intake through food is not optimal. There is no 1 best vitamin to recommend, although a good b complex vitamin might be useful. The best suggestions would be for you to make sure you have adequate sleep despite your work schedule -- and avoid alcohol and/or recreational drugs. See your physician for a health review to check on other reasons for fatigue. ...Read more

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Why am i getting bites if i have bed and box springs covers/seals.wev treated the house before i can find any anywhere.what do i do?

Why am i getting bites if i have bed and box springs covers/seals.wev treated the house before i can find any anywhere.what do i do?

May not be bites: First bedbugs dwell on the surface of the mattress and even on the headboard or frame. But then your skin problem may not be from bug bites at all. Best to check with your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I had to stop playing sports so i could start a job and now I have cellulite at 18. What do I do?

I had to stop playing sports so i could start a job and now I have cellulite at 18. What do I do?

Squeeze in schedule: You can do something every hour for 5 minutes like take steps up and down, take a crisp walk, jumping jacks, etc. Overninehours, that will get you 45 minutes of activity , which is equivalent to a good day's work-out. ...Read more

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I have costochondritis should I take off from work I do hvac and plumbing and masonry worI seem to irritate it every day with the work I do?

I have costochondritis should I take off from work I do hvac and plumbing and masonry worI seem to irritate it every day with the work I do?

Generalized CC is-: -usually due 2 an underlying disease process, & U need 2 find the cause. Then treatment can B planned. If 1 area treatment is initially symptomatic, NSAIDS & ice after work.if persists & makes Ur work unbearable, C a thoracic surgeon. The CC-joint can B excised.calling in sick can B frequent @ causes U 2 loose a good paying job. Do this with that in mind. ...Read more

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I can't sleep well at night and I really don't know why. I want to have a better sleep every night. What should I do?

I can't sleep well at night and I really don't know why. I want to have a better sleep every night. What should I do?

Consultation: Consult with someone trained in sleep medicine. There are many things that interfere with getting to sleep and maintaining good quality sleep. There are many do's and dont's to be aware of. Google 'sleep hygiene'' for some ideas and see a professional. ...Read more

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I have a fever of about 100 and I really want to be at ballgame tomorrow. What should I do?

I have a fever of about 100 and I really want to be at ballgame tomorrow. What should I do?

Take tylenol (acetaminophen): A low grade fever should not deter you from going to or even participating in a ballgame if you feel otherwise well. You can suppress the fever with tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin. ...Read more

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I hit my head a couple times on a metal top of a checkers board game. I think I have a concussion but not sure and i'm not sure if I should go to sleep. What should I do?

I hit my head a couple times on a metal top of a checkers board game. I think I have a concussion but not sure and i'm not sure if I should go to sleep. What should I do?

Hello. : Hello. Symptoms of a concussion can include: headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, blurred vision, slurred speech, weakness, feeling dazed, numbness, lack of coordination, problems with short term memory, dizziness as well as repeating things over and over. You can develop a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. If you have these types of symptoms, recommend that you see a doctor. If not, allow yourself to get the sleep you need. ...Read more

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Whenever I do squats it really hurts for a long time so what do you suggest me to do? Working out or take a rest?

Whenever I do squats it really hurts for a long time so what do you suggest me to do? Working out or take a rest?

Refer to answer: Make sure do stretching exercise routinely before squats. Have a balance meals .If problem persist see your pcp to check for other causes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a cold, advice for getting through work tomorrow?

What to do if I have a cold, advice for getting through work tomorrow?

If you have a cold: you might not want to go to work as you may infect the people around you. Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestionsaline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile > ...Read more

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I find myself not leaving house for weeks/months at a time. I feel depressed what can I do about it?

I find myself not leaving house for weeks/months at a time. I feel depressed what can I do about it?

Get Help!!: Your dr can assess for mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Psychiatric meds may be indicated. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hrs of sleep/ night ; eat healthfully. ...Read more