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Doctor insights on: Is It Safer To Take Your Own Purell Or Use Restroom Soap When On A Car Ride

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Is it safer to take your own purell or use restroom soap when on a car ride?

Is it safer to take your own purell or use restroom soap when on a car ride?

Unclear question: Using a bar soap is certainly not sanitary. If there is a dispenser, that is better. Purell doesn't remove particles and debris. Handwashing and rinsing does. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hand sanitizer instead of soap and water after going to the bathroom?

Is it safe to use hand sanitizer instead of soap and water after going to the bathroom?

Yes: It is effective in killing many of the organisms that you take care of with handwashing, however, it is better to wash them for around 20 seconds making sure you get the tips as well as around the fingers if given a choice. ...Read more

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Automotive job and pregnant. Is brake wash dangerous to use? Will it hurt I or my baby?

Automotive job and pregnant. Is brake wash dangerous to use? Will it hurt I or my baby?

Brake cleaner: is a concoction of potent solvents.the vapors it self can be harmful if inhaled the gases include hydrogen chloride and phosgen can cause kidney damage and emphysema can cause toxic effects on developing fetus it can also be secreted in breast milk and cause harm to the nursing baby ...Read more

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Is it safe to go on a roller coaster while pregnant? If I take precautions such as possibly putting something soft against my abdomen will that help?

Is it safe to go on a roller coaster while pregnant? If I take precautions such as possibly putting something soft against my abdomen will that help?

Not safe: A roller coaster produces extra gravitational (G) forces on anyone who rides them. A pregnant Mom to be has no place on this device to eliminate the risk of miscarriage or pregnancy interruption. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to put aspirin mask on your face? of course I would use it just 1 or 2 times a week

Is it dangerous to put aspirin mask on your face? of course I would use it just 1 or 2 times a week

Not really as the: aspirin, even if you grind it up, is still too big to really be absorbed through your skin, it just can calm the surface of your skin, not getting into your blood ...Read more

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I am 5 wks preg. wondering if it is safe to use any kind of scented laundry soap and be breathing it in from it being on my clothes after washing them?

I am 5 wks preg. wondering if it is safe to use any kind of scented laundry soap and be breathing it in from it being on my clothes after washing them?

Use common sense: I researched the FDA and was not able to come up with a definitive answer. There are many websites touting safer more natural laundry detergents for babies and mothers with sensitive skin. I would avoid laundry detergents with harsh toxic chemicals. Most laundry detergents have been tested so that they are safe for pregnant women. ...Read more

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Is it bad 2 get soapy washing up liquid on your clothes & skin?Can you let it dry without wiping it off or is it bad to be exposed to the chemicals?

Is it bad 2 get soapy washing up liquid on your clothes & skin?Can you let it dry without wiping it off or is it bad to be exposed to the chemicals?

No harm is likely: No harm comes from contact of soap, or chemicals in soap, with the skin, unless you are allergic to them. If you have not had previous itchy skin rash after exposure to soap, detergents, or chemicals in them, no harm will come. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Is there something you can take daily to go to the toilet properly. I'm going on a cruise and when i'm not in my own house i just can't go properly?

Is there something you can take daily to go to the toilet properly. I'm going on a cruise and when i'm not in my own house i just can't go properly?

Fiber: Senekot or pericolace or metamucil good start but also drink plenty of water to keep regular. I would try before cruise to avoid surprises. Stay away from stimulants as a rule like correctal or exlax and only use for short time to avoid worsening problem. ...Read more

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It okay to go on a train trip while pregnant with excessive movement?

It okay to go on a train trip while pregnant with excessive movement?

Pregnancy travels: As people can jog, play tennis, dance by 6months, the train travel should be safer than being a car on a bumpy road. What matter is if somebody as nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, the travel with its movements can induce the same problem too, though much less than on a boat. ...Read more

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How long can a baby be given Movicol for??, if they use it for prolonged time won't their body just rely on that in order Togo the toilet?

How long can a baby be given Movicol for??, if they use it for prolonged time won't their body just rely on that in order Togo the toilet?

No..not dependent: Polyethylene glycol acts to pull water into the intestine in order to keep the bms soft. The body does not become dependent on it. That being said, the bigger question is why is it needed? Dietary changes including fresh fruits, veggies, increased water intake, limiting dairy (NOT eliminating) should be enough unless there is an underlying issue and that must be at least evaluated. ...Read more

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Is it safe and okay to wear a big ankle brace on a 5 hour airplane flight? Is it dangerous or will it cause blood clots? Thank you for your time!

Is it safe and okay to wear a big ankle brace on a 5 hour airplane flight? Is it dangerous or will it cause blood clots? Thank you for your time!

How tight?: If the brace is not tight so as to interfere with venous return, it would not add to the risk of blood clots. If the brace has metal in it you may have to go through extra-screening at the airport. If it not medically indicated you may wish to leave it home. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more