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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Wash Hands Good An Then Pick The Nose

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As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


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Picking nose after rinsing hands in sink at home in Baltimore. Is it safe? Concerned about N. Fowleri?

Picking nose after rinsing hands in sink at home in Baltimore. Is it safe? Concerned about N. Fowleri?

Naegleria fowleri...: ...is a parasite that lives in fresh water ponds. It can cause fatal encephalitis (brain infection), getting into the brain via the nose. There are only 1-2 cases a year in the entire US, all of them in people who have gone swimming in ponds or lakes in the south, usually polluted ones. There has never been a case from tap water or as result of nose picking. This is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I'm terrified my baby will get MRSA from me touching my nose and forgetting to wash my hands and touching her? I work in a hospital.

I'm terrified my baby will get MRSA from me touching my nose and forgetting to wash my hands and touching her? I work in a hospital.

Terrified: That level of fear can be used to push you to make consistent hand washing after touching any patient or potentially contaminated object a habit. You should also wash hands before touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Once the behavior is a habit - it will be much easier to adhere to. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm hypothyroidism due to having a thyroidectomy 3 years ago, my levels are very good but why do I have cold hands/feet and tip of my nose constantly?

I'm hypothyroidism due to having a thyroidectomy 3 years ago, my levels are very good but why do I have cold hands/feet and tip of my nose constantly?

Common: Hard to explain, but common finding. Many people with normal thyroids and circulation complain of this. If your TSH is normal there is no contribution from the thyroid. ...Read more

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My 11 year old son has costant nose bleeds, what can be causing them? He has them at least 4 times a week it seems and he just had one when he went to wash his hands after he came home from school. I asked him what happened because he came out of the bath

My 11 year old son has costant nose bleeds, what can be causing them? He has them at least 4 times a week it seems and he just had one when he went to wash his hands after he came home from school. I asked him what happened because he came out of the bath

Hello.: Hello. I don't know the cause of your son's nose bleeds. It is pretty normal for children to pick their nose. This can cause minor trauma with subsequent nose bleeds. Sometimes there is small blood vessel in the nose that is exposed and friable, the pressure from blowing the nose could cause it to bleed. Children can also place objects in their nares (my brother had a thing for placing minature army soldiers up his nose when he was little). Dry air (like the type on airplane flights) can dry out the mucosa in the nose which makes it more friable. Allergies and upper respiratory infections can be a cause. If the child has problems with clotting blood or a blood disorder (leukemia) that can be an issue. Use of certain medications can also be a cause. Because you son has nose bleeds so often, I do recommend that it be evaluated as often the fix can be quite simple. Take care. ...Read more

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13 weeks pregnant, woke up with redness across nose and cheeks tingly hands, have uti starting meds tomorrow. Preg been good, is this to worry about?

13 weeks pregnant, woke up with redness across nose and cheeks tingly hands, have uti starting meds tomorrow. Preg been good, is this to worry about?

Should be fine: You've been seen by your doctor and prescribed medication so as long as you stick to the game plan and take your antibiotics as well as follow whatever other instructions you may've been given such as plenty fluids, water, avoid caffeinated beverages, etc. All should be well. If you have any further questions don't hesitate to write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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For about 2 weeks I have had several sudden spells, blurred vision, tingly face (lips, checks, nose) and hands. All blood tests and CT scan was good?

For about 2 weeks I have had several sudden spells, blurred vision, tingly face (lips, checks, nose) and hands. All blood tests and CT scan was good?

Depends: Without reviewing your full history, testing and medical exam it would be unlikely to give you more information. Please see your doctor who ordered these tests if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Have sinus pressure & post nasal drip w/ no runny nose. Hands are shaky and ears are ringing, had eyes checked, all good. Afraid of brain tumor.?

Have sinus pressure & post nasal drip w/ no runny nose. Hands are shaky and ears are ringing, had eyes checked, all good. Afraid of brain tumor.?

Probably not!: At 20 yo your symptoms point more towards a basic sinus issue, with a possible underlying anxiety disorder. If your hand shake all the time, you may have some familial tremor or something else, but most likely not a brain tumor. If the shaking is constant, than see a neurologist to get it evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Daughter reported to head doctor that nursing home staff didn't wash hands; worried since they care for c diff patient. Now staff won't cooperate w/ her?

Daughter reported to head doctor that nursing home staff didn't wash hands; worried since they care for c diff patient. Now staff won't cooperate w/ her?

Hand washing: Everyone should be washing hands before and after touching a patient, irrespective of the fact that they may have put on gloves. Using soap is mandatory when washing hands. This is true for staff and visitors.
A friendly method of persuasion and education works best. ...Read more

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After a trip&fall, need PT for knees&hands. Each PT session, PT tells me to do a bridge (bend knees, tighten abdomen, &squeeze butts up&down20X).Have chronic lower back problem. This exer. Hurts my back. Shld I stop doing it? PT says it's good for back/hips.

After a trip&fall, need PT for knees&hands. Each PT session, PT tells me to do a bridge (bend knees, tighten abdomen, &squeeze butts up&down20X).Have chronic lower back problem. This exer. Hurts my back. Shld I stop doing it? PT says it's good for back/hips.

I believe most: Experts advise against doing any exercise that hurts. This goes against the long-held dictum, "No pain, no gain." This has largely been determined to be unhelpful. You might check with your treating physician, or simply tell the physical therapist that you prefer not to do anything that aggravates pain. If she/he insists, ask to see another therapist. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Who's good @ neurology? @ ER yesterday-he said it was "migraine variant" but head still hurts a little & left arm/hand still tingles/weak--whats up?

Who's good @ neurology? @ ER yesterday-he said it was "migraine variant" but head still hurts a little & left arm/hand still tingles/weak--whats up?

Get referral: The american academy of neurology has lists of neurologists nationwide, and could provide some names where you live. Your local medical society can also give you some contacts. On-line reviews of doctors can be found at such sites as "health-grades", and primary care doctors often work with neurologists whom they trust. ...Read more

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Numbness, tingling in feet, legs, hands sometimes face went to doc he didn't help. Starts suddenly at different times should I worry? My head xray was good.

Numbness, tingling in feet, legs, hands sometimes face went to doc he didn't help. Starts suddenly at different times should I worry? My head xray was good.

Metabolic causes: Trace minerals, Magnesium, Calcium deficiencies may be causing this type of numbness.
Improve your diet. Include daily nuts, fish & plenty of water.
Refer drhoffman. Com for details.
Supplements with magnesium, calcium & trace minerals
need to be taken now. ...Read more

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29y/o F. burning sensation back kidney area nausea. Numbness tingling hands and feet. Burning back head. CT stone (-). Bun/cre/Gfr good. U/a no wbc.

29y/o F. burning sensation back kidney area nausea. Numbness tingling hands and feet. Burning back head. CT stone (-). Bun/cre/Gfr good. U/a no wbc.

Need more info: Sounds like you've had an appropriate workup so far. Your description of burning sounds like nerve type pain. A more unlikely diagnosis could be early shingles if only happening on one side, but your symptoms do sound more like a urinary tract infection or stone. Keep an eye on the area, and keep up with any patterns to the pain. See your doctor if still having problems. ...Read more

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Why do my hands, feet, nose always cold?

Why do my hands, feet, nose always cold?

The blood supply...: To surface area in these areas are low and exposure is high therefore they lose heat more readily. The ears are usually include in this group. ...Read more

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Could coldness of hands -feet and nose be attributed to anxiety?

Could coldness of hands -feet and nose be attributed to anxiety?

See doctor: Anxiety can take many forms but I have not heard about coldness of extremities. I would see your doctor to determine what is causing this symptom. ...Read more

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I always have a cold nose and hands?

I always have a cold nose and hands?

Cold hands and Nose: This is a very common symptom. It does not necessarily mean that there is blockage in the arteries of your limbs. It actually depends on the reactivity of your blood vessels. The common solution is to wear gloves and to avoid cold exposure to your fingers. ...Read more

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Can you get Naegleria Fowleri from picking your nose after washing your hands and then drying them?

Can you get Naegleria Fowleri from picking your nose after washing your hands and then drying them?

VERY unlikely: The below conditions would have to be met for this to happen:
-The water you washed your hands in would have to be contaminated with N. Fowleri
-N. Fowleri requires a wet environment to live, and will die in less than 5 mins when dried, so you would have to have NOT wiped all of the amoeba off when you dried, and picked your nose within 4-5 mins of drying them. ...Read more

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Can you get Naegleria Fowleri from picking your nose after washing your hands, but your hands are dry?

Can you get Naegleria Fowleri from picking your nose after washing your hands, but your hands are dry?

Not a mechanism.: Between 1962 to 2016 there have been NO case-reports of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri occuring in the state of New York. ...Read more

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Nose bleeding and hands shaking. What is going on?

Nose bleeding and hands shaking. What is going on?

Not normal: Go see your doctor. There is not enough information given to tell you anything else. Either way I think you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm itchy around my mouth, nose, eyebrows, my hands and forearms, neck why is that?

I'm itchy around my mouth, nose, eyebrows, my hands and forearms, neck why is that?

Dry Skin, Allergy?: Lots of things can cause chronic itch, including metabolic diseases, medications, stress, dry skin, parasites or allergic reactions. I would see a doctor and have them evaluate, but regardless of the cause, using adequate moisturizers can be very helpful. ...Read more

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