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Is It Ok To Sleep On A Wool Mattress If I Was Allergic To Wool As A Young Child
Bronchitis = asthma: Adults who smoked develop chronic bronchitis. In children acute bronchitis is usually coughing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, wheezing with a viral respiratory infection (vri). In this case the lungs are over reacting to the irritation of the vri and over reactive/hper-reactive airways is the hallmark of asthma. Children who repeatedly get "bronchitis" probably have a mild form of asthma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try before you buy: Most people who have wool allergy have itching with contact. Patients with eczema can be especially sensitive to the itchy touch of wool. Nasal allergy & asthma symptoms are very unusual with wool. So if in the past wool has made you itch it's likely to do so again. Try wearing a wool sweater. You'll find out soon enough if you are still allergic to wool. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause the uncontrollable urge to laugh ever since i was a young child i often would have uncontrollable urge to laugh before falling completely asleep. The old I have gotten this still happens farely frequently but for the best few year i have
There : There are several things that could do this. Severe stress could be manifest as uncontrollable urge to laugh. There are also some conditions such as types of seizures or tic conditions that could cause this. The most reasonable thing may be to consult your doctor or even a neurologist and discuss this, especially as it is worsening. There may be medications that can help you. ...Read more
Yes: And depends how old. If it is a baby it is best to keep him in a play yard or crib, if it is a child who is used to a bed it should be fine as long as it does not deflate. Always put a cotton sheet on it, so you child won´t get to hot. ...Read more
Infant and young child have been exposed to toxic black mold - it's been in our walls for months maybe years. How do I know if they're ok??
ADL: Activities of daily living.The best way to screen a kid for significant health issues is to consider their activities/eating/sleeping etc.If they act normal for their age group they likely are. There are hundreds of "dark " molds and only a few toxic ones. Individuals can have an atypical allergic reaction to any of them.Much of the lay fear of black mold is media hype. Your doc can sort it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safe flea products: It's best to find one that has as its active ingredient pyrethrins, pyrethroids, or permethrins, as they have lower toxicity for humans than the other pesticides available. It's a good idea to ask a pest control expert what specific product would work best for your home, yet still be safe for a child to be around. Prevention is the best treatment of all -- use flea treatments on any pets. ...Read more
My family smokes at home but does not smoke when the kids are around, does the lingering smoke still harm young child?
I caused it: There are at least as many answers as there are children affected by divorce. But among the common themes: children usually feel responsible for causing the breakup, and fear that they will be abandoned. They may regress, becoming clingy, or show signs of depression or anxiety. Sleep and eating disturbances are common. Anger, tantrums, aggressiveness with other kids, loss of interest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Either: All vaporizers put moisture into the air and that can be comforting when the air is dry. Air can be naturally dry due to the climate or weather or dried by indoor heat or air conditioning. Pediatricians generally prefer cool mist humidifiers for safety reasons-- children can get burned on steam vaporizers. Also additives for steam vaporizers have never been tested for safety or effectiveness. ...Read more
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