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I have a pelto bismol which I bought 2 years back. I cant read the expiry date as the numbers faded. Is it still safe to use it?

I have a pelto bismol which I bought 2 years back. I cant read the expiry date as the numbers faded. Is it still safe to use it?

Peptobismol expired: Hello! No shake it well and you should be ok. But it costs pennies, just throw it away and buy a new bottle. Its cheap and OTC! Thanks ...Read more

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Is it safe to use cosmetic after expiry date if they still work, smell and look ok? What are the possible harms of using expired cosmetic?

Is it safe to use cosmetic after expiry date if they still work, smell and look ok? What are the possible harms of using expired cosmetic?

Depends: It depends on what the cosmetic product is that you are referring too. Note: anything used near your eyes (mascara, eye shadow ; eye makeup) should be discarded. Always make sure you use a clean applicator as they can harbor bacteria. ...Read more

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I am always safe, can I still catch syphilis?

I am always safe, can I still catch syphilis?

Safe is relative: Condoms and inspecting your partners stuff does not equate to being safe enough to prevent syphillus. For that disease you are truely exposed to every partner your partner has had sex with. Only avoiding contact with an infected partner prevents transmission. The best setting is only sharing sex with one partner who has never shared it before. ...Read more

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How late can you take a bcp and still be safe.

How late can you take a bcp and still be safe.

If you miss > a: Couple days the protection diminishes. I have read that after a week- there is virtually no protection. You can add use of condom or other form of birth control to your oral contraceptive to improve protection. ...Read more

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Have a cold but need to do exercise! Is it still safe?

Have a cold but need to do exercise! Is it still safe?

Yes: It is ok to exercise when you have a cold, unless you have a serious underlying cardiac or respiratory illness. It still may be ok but extra caution should be used and you should consult with your doctor if you have serious underlying cardio or respiratory conditions. ...Read more

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If I have gained extra weight can I still have a safe delivery?

If I have gained extra weight can I still have a safe delivery?

You can.: Extra weight increases the risk of diabetes during your pregnancy and cesarean delivery or shoulder dystocia with delivery. However even if you gain extra weight you can help yourself by eating healthy and exercising. Avoiding unnecessary inductions also will help decrease your risk. ...Read more

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I have codeine from 2011, is it still safe to use 2 years later?

Codeine: Do not use expired medicines. See your family doctor for a new prescription if needed. ...Read more

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Can the body still care and keep you safe even if you are abusing it, ?

Can the body still care and keep you safe even if you are abusing it, ?

? What: I am not sure what you are asking. You should not abuse your body. See a dr. And get counseling as abusing your body intentionally is not good for your health. Many doctors can help you, especially psychiatrists. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Is a 6.5 to 6.9 cholesterol reading still safe to have and not take meds?

Is a 6.5 to 6.9 cholesterol reading still safe to have and not take meds?

SI units: Most labs in the USA don't use SI units. In mg/dl, your cholesterol is:251-266. That raw number is of no value. You must break it down into LDL ("bad"), HDL ("good") and triglycerides to interpret it. Moreover, the cholesterol treatment is based on your overall risk status. Treatment would depend on whether you smoke, have HTN, diabetes, known atherosclerosis and your other med conditions. ...Read more

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Is the mrana IUD safe n will I still be able to have kids when the time is right?

Is the mrana IUD safe n will I still be able to have kids when the time is right?

Depends: When mirena (levonorgestrel) is placed in women with good sexual hygeine habits (condom use regularly) and when they are used in women with long term monogamous partners they are quite safe and won't prevent pregnancy. Women with multiple partners, recent STDs or history of PID may have issues that can alter your long term fertility. ...Read more

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Dexamethasone ampule got broken whe I try to open it. Is it still safe to administer it IM?

Dexamethasone ampule got broken whe I try to open it. Is it still safe to administer it IM?

Maybe not safe: If there was any break in the sterile procedure of drawing up the medication into a syringe, then it is no longer safe to use. It is best to get another ampule, unless one is positive that the medication is still sterile. ...Read more

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My son is 5 month old, he don't want to eat, I made him a bottle and he ate it only after 40 min. Was it still safe to eat?

My son is 5 month old, he don't want to eat, I made him a bottle and he ate it only after 40 min. Was it still safe to eat?

Yes: Formula or breast mik consumed within 60 minutes is perfectly safe to eat. However, if they hae put their mouths to it and spit/saliva has gotten into the bottle, at about 1 hour break down of the milk can progress to the point where it should be thrown out and a fresh bottle made. ...Read more

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I'm a 46 year-old male that is still active physically and sexually. Are there safe and effective methods for treating ED without medication?

I'm a 46 year-old male that is still active physically and sexually. Are there safe and effective methods for treating ED without medication?

Get evaluated: First get evaluated and make sure you don't have heart disease or diabetes, both can cause erectile dysfunction. As far as treatments that don't involve drugs there are penis pumps (vacuum erection device). It is a hollow tube with a hand-powered or battery-powered pump. ...Read more

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Took the second pill of my pill pack 5 minutes late. Still safe? I always have an alarm on my phone to take at the right time. Slept through the alarm

Took the second pill of my pill pack 5 minutes late. Still safe? I always have an alarm on my phone to take at the right time. Slept through the alarm

OK: A few minutes or a few hours will not affect the contraceptive protection of your pill. If you vary the timing of the pill by hours each day, you will still be protected from conception but you may have breakthrough bleeding. A few minutes is no reason to be concerned. ...Read more

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On orthotrilo for 1.5 yrs. Take it at 8am everyday. Forgot to take it. Had un. Sex (1am), took it right after. Continuing my 8am routine. Still Safe? Planb?

On orthotrilo for 1.5 yrs. Take it at 8am everyday. Forgot to take it. Had un. Sex (1am), took it right after. Continuing my 8am routine. Still Safe? Planb?

Better safe than...: Likely you are fine, but a 17 hour delay may break the chain of coverage with low dose pills like orth tri lo.
can use back up contraception until period and restart new pill pak after a negative preg test or do plan B and restart new pill pak after a neg test 3 days out. ...Read more

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I need help : (im scared and she and I don't know what to do im trying my best to find out what happened we had safe sex and she took a test and it came out negative but she's still worried?

I need help : (im scared and she and I don't know what to do im trying my best to find out what happened we had safe sex and she took a test and it came out negative but she's still worried?

Incomplete question: When you submit a question, you must provide enough background information for site docs to review. You must also submit a concise question that reflects the info submitted. We know nothing more from what you wrote than that you had sex.Why are you worried? This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete, We do not have access to any previous question or info you upload. ...Read more

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Is it safe and also effective to use solo care aqua solution if it has recently expired \u0026#40;5/2014\u0026#41;, is it still good to use on my lenses or not. And of course I didn't open it before.

Prob ok: If I am reading the label correctly, it expires this month. But why run the risk, maybe the next time you are out just go by for afresh bottle. There are reasons for that date of expiration. ...Read more

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Is it still safe to take expired cough syrup?

Is it still safe to take expired cough syrup?

Sometimes: Expiration dates are typically meant to be used as a guideline for how long the ingredients are considered "shelf-stable." you can often safely use things that have expired for about 6 months past their date but if you are unsure you should ask your physician or your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Placenta is a bit low and posterior. Is sex still safe?

Placenta is a bit low and posterior. Is sex still safe?

Ask your OB: You need to ask your OB. If it is not a previa, where the placenta is covering the cervix, you should be ok. ...Read more

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Is a IUD safe? And can you still get pregnet with it in.

Is a IUD safe? And can you still get pregnet with it in.

Effective: Iuds are a very effective birth control method. Failures are very very rare. It is normal to not have a period for many people. If you are concerned then check a pregnancy test from any pharmacy. The chances of pregnancy are extremely low but you will feel better. ...Read more

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How much iron can a male ingest a day with it still being safe.?

How much iron can a male ingest a day with it still being safe.?

About 45 mg: According to the office of dietary supplements in the national institutes of health, an adult male can safely consume up to 45 milligrams (mg) of iron daily. The safe amount is different for children and women. For more information, check out http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/iron/#h11. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take amberen even if your still having your cycle?

Is it safe to take amberen even if your still having your cycle?

Probably: Amberen is a synthetic " natural" product that claims to restore the balance of your natural hormones, and treat menopausal symptoms. Some studies are noted on the website, but they are more anecdotal from what I can see. More than likely, it will not adversely effect your cycle. Will it help your symptoms, maybe. If it does great! If not, sit down and talk with your physician to create plan. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin 500mg still safe a year after its expiration date?

Is amoxicillin 500mg still safe a year after its expiration date?

See below: It would be safe but probably mostly inactive and ineffective. ...Read more