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Is Paint On Wall Safe
Depends: You need to find the ingredients and then check with poison control about how harmful it could be or check precautions on the container. Different gels have different active ingredients ...Read more
No, but: You should choose a water or latex based paint due to lower fumes and keep the area well ventilated. If you start to feel dizzy, you should stop. Most of the things in paints that we worry about have either been removed or are only a concern with repeated exposure of a long period of time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why?: Would you apply Vicks Vapor Rub on the stomach? It is meant for rubbing over the chest, and around the nostrils. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to breathe in paint, gloss and white spirit while decorating and whilst pregnant? The smell of gloss is still there the day after
Low VOC?: Don't know which type of paint is being used -recommend avoiding painting and associated chemicals unless you know the contents. Low VOC paint is a safer choice. ...Read more
Is it okay to paint interior walls w/ latex paint while 20 weeks pregnant? Low oder, or not at all?
Yes: Latex paint does not contain some of the harmful chemicals found in older paint formulations such as oil or lead based paints so these are safe to use while pregnant. Be sure to work in a well ventilated area and stop if you become light headed or dizzy. The safest pants to use will be labeled low or no voc on them. These are quite easy to find at many hardware stores. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the harmful effects of paint and thinner on pregnant woman and on unborn child? Enamel and latex paint?
Irritants: Paint and thinner are irritants which can exacerbate rhinitis of pregnancy which affects up to 30 percent of pregnant women the above irritants may worsen the condition making it difficult for the prenant woman to breatn.Avoidance obviously is the best prevenative. The fetus is safe. ...Read more
Yes: Tempera paint is safe to use on skin and has been widely used as a body paint. However, it flakes away from the skin very quickly after it dries, so it is not suitable for long-term use. ...Read more
Works for me: Avoid the stimulating ones.Get a more detailed answer ›
I probably wouldn't: Hard to say...how much rust are we talking about, is it in a location that would even contact the nail or skin..are there any open sores that the rust can get into...so many things to think about. I'd just cut my losses and buy another clipper for 79 cents....or, however, many Rupees it would cost...can't be that expensive, right? Then, you avoid having to give yourself a tetanus shot later! :) ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Selective toxin: These products most often damage the nerves (brain) in anyone that huffs.This would include the brain of any baby that shared a circulation with the huffer. Once damaged these cells do not heal or regenerate. Some of these products are also toxic to the liver. The accumulated effect is bad for both, but would very by the timing of exposure in pregnancy and the amount. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to use betamethasone 0.05% ointment on my 3 month old baby's body for eczema? Is it safe on the face? Any side effects?
No…betamethasone is: High potency steroid & could damage baby's skin as well as interfere with growth if used too much. Hydrocortisone is lower potency; use 0.5 or 1.0% (otc) & the smallest amount that puts a thin film on affected area. Face is very sensitive area; so "less is more" applies. If 0.5% insufficient (after 5-7 days' use) may try 1%. Still no response, consult pediatrician. ...Read more
Is it okay to use vaporub on an 18-month-old, if only a small amount is used on the bottoms of the feet?
70 degree heat: Sounds safe enough.Get a more detailed answer ›
What's the medical consensus on the 5 second rule when dropping food on the floor? Does it matter if it is on carpet, linoleum, or wood floor?
Who cares about...: ...Medical consensus, when jamie and adam have covered this? http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/videos/five-second-rule-minimyth.htm. ...Read more
More or (less): Inhaling fumes of any kind during pregnancy is best avoided. Oil based paints and enamels are a definite no-no during pregnancy. I am more concerned about ladder balance problems while pregnant more than the latex "fumes" perhaps it would be "less of a concern" if someone else did the work. ...Read more
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16 weeks pregnant. Maintenance put boric acid underneath the kitchen sink and inside the wall. Any risk to unborn baby?
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