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Is it bad for health to smell farts? Is it toxic to smell and/or breath in your own farts or someone else's farts? I read that farts were toxic gas...

Is it bad for health to smell farts? Is it toxic to smell and/or breath in your own farts or someone else's farts? I read that farts were toxic gas...

Unhealthy digestion: Bad smelling gastric gasses indicate presence of unhealthy bacteria in gut or that the food has not been digested well. Avoid grains, lentils, milk products, gugar, peppers. Consume eggs, flesh foods, plenty of healthy fat. Take a probiotic (Megafood Megaflora plus is a good one), vitamin D3 (5000 IU/day) Read this short article: https://www.kaushikmd.com/get-started/ ...Read more

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Is cockroach feces dangerous and why?

Is cockroach feces dangerous and why?

Yes: Cockroach feces carry proteins that can trigger asthma in some people. They also carry germs. ...Read more

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Is it possible for feces to smell sweet?

Is it possible for feces to smell sweet?

I guess, but…: I guess it is possible, since the sense of smell is subjective. I've never heard of anyone describing that smell as sweet though. It doesn't indicate any sort of illness that I'm aware of. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is wearing perfume harmful to human health?

Is wearing perfume harmful to human health?

Not necessarily: Not cessarily, unless you are allergic to certain perfume, some people with asthma may have exacerbation of the disease when they are exposed to strong oders. ...Read more

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Is it harmful for newborn kids to fly?

Is it harmful for newborn kids to fly?

Depends on situation: During a stint in the military, i routeinly discharged newborns that traveled to the airport for a flight back to the us for their first month or two before returning to japan. They traveled better than most toddlers or older kids.Considerations such as infectious exposure in transit, risk at the destination ; availability of health care factor in. Live life but plan ahead to protect baby. ...Read more

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Is kitty litter harmful to pregnant women?

Is kitty litter harmful to pregnant women?

Probably not: Toxoplasmosis is the concern for pregnant women handling kitty litter. If you do not know if you have been exposed, it is best to avoid the kitty litter; also gardening can be a way to get exposed to it. If exposed, while pregnant, it can be passed to the baby 60% of time and cause problems with growth restriction and brain development among other concerns. ...Read more

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Eating soil during pregnancy , is it harmful to the baby?

Eating soil during pregnancy , is it harmful to the baby?

Yes it is possible: Depending on what is in the soil. There could be toxins contaminants or bacteria of pesicides.... In the soil. ...Read more

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Is it safe for babies to inhale the smell and smoke of burning incense?

Is it safe for babies to inhale the smell and smoke of burning incense?

Avoid: Minimal exposure to smoke from any source is advisable. An infant's lungs are still growing and it is best to avoid any potential irritants. ...Read more

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It is harmful if we want to color our hair while pregnant ? Can that harm the baby?

It is harmful if we want to color our hair while pregnant ? Can that harm the baby?

Controversial: While this has not been studied, please consider hair color you can buy at a health food store. They are no organic hair dyes, but there are vegetable-based dyes. ...Read more

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Is it really necessary for women to eat 70 grams of protein daily? Why 70? Is 40-50 grams not enough? Would it hurt the baby's development?

Is it really necessary for women to eat 70 grams of protein daily? Why 70? Is 40-50 grams not enough? Would it hurt the baby's development?

Protein recs: Generally speaking, the body needs a minimum of 1 gram of protein per kg of body weight per day. So a 70 kg (approx 150 lb) person needs 70 g of protein daily. ...Read more

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If fluoride is a deadly toxin, why is it in our drinking water?

If fluoride is a deadly toxin, why is it in our drinking water?

It is safe: Like many things (vitamin c, iron, oxygen, water), Fluoride in the correct small quanitiy is safe. It is only toxic when systemic exsposure is much higher then the recommended amount. At the correct amount Fluoride makes your tooth enamel more acid resistant and lowers tooth decay. That is why small amounts are in drinking water. In reality you need a lot over a long time to have any problems. ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat yogurt during pregnancy ? We have known that it contains live cultures and bacteria.

Is it safe to eat yogurt during pregnancy ? We have known that it contains live cultures and bacteria.

Being Pregnant: Yes. Of course. Can you imagine how many pregnant females eat yogurt every day in the world and are just fine? ...Read more

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I have great sense smell, household smells, even mold. Is that an allergy?

I have great sense smell, household smells, even mold. Is that an allergy?

Sense of smell: Only if it also produces allergic symptoms. Hyperosmia is not usually an allergic problem by itself. ...Read more

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Everything in uncles house smell funny. food tastes like that smell. soured smell, musty, or idk. Why? Is it dangerous to eat crackers from him?

Everything in uncles house smell funny. food tastes like that smell.  soured smell, musty, or idk. Why? Is it dangerous to eat crackers from him?

SMELLY HOUSE!: Hello~ answering that question goes way beyond my capabilities, since you are asking me to guess the cause of a smell 2000mi away ! Common sense ! Look for the dead animal in the ventilators, chimney, anywhere they can crawl in for heat. LIKELY due to damp. Check attic, ceilings floors under carpets, window edges. Empty fridge? I wouldn't eat at your uncles place. Would you? ...Read more

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Toddler's poop sometimes smells like bad breath/halitosis. Tends to smell this way more when toddler is constipated. ?

Toddler's poop sometimes smells like bad breath/halitosis. Tends to smell this way more when toddler is constipated. ?

Fermentation: The longer stool stays in the large intestine, the more time bacteria have to make products of fermentation (methane, sulfur compounds, carbon dioxide.) Encourage your toddler to eat more fiber.. Fresh fruit are good sources that toddlers generally like. Also probiotics like active culture yogurt and Activia may help. Consult your pediatrician about other treatment for constipation. ...Read more

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What does pasta sauce contaminated with botulism bacteria smell like? Is it a very strong smell, or not that noticeable?

What does pasta sauce contaminated with botulism bacteria smell like? Is it a very strong smell, or not that noticeable?

Botulism: It may or may not smell. If in doubt , throw thesauce out. If the sauce is from a can and the lid is lifted, discard the sauce because the botulism toxin has raised the can. ...Read more

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1 month old, formula feed infant has dark green poop that smells like skunk (sometimes stringy looking)...baby is gassy as well. Is this normal?

1 month old, formula feed infant has dark green poop that smells like skunk (sometimes stringy looking)...baby is gassy as well. Is this normal?

Could be: The first thing I would want to make sure is that your child is gaining weight appropriately and thriving. If that is the case, there are numerous things that could be of help, such as different formulas. That decision can be best made with your child's doctor who will know what formula your child is and/or has been on. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is the defensive spray from skunks or any other animal dangerous for my infant to touch? Dog got sprayed by something and spread oils in house.

Is the defensive spray from skunks or any other animal dangerous for my infant to touch? Dog got sprayed by something and spread oils in house.

Call poison control: If you were in my office, I would call Poison Control at 1 800 222-1222 for the best information pertinent to your particular situation. They often need a little more information than what you've provided here to make the best recommendation, and if you call them, they can find out what they need to know. Depending on the details, there may be some concerns about eyes, or breathing. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like skunk?

Why does my urine smell like skunk?

R/O UTI: Bacterial urinary infections can cause malodorous urine. You need and exam labs UAC&S and discussion of treatment options ...Read more

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I had noticed that my urine smells like skunk. I am not taking any supplements, so what could be the cause?

I had noticed that my urine smells like skunk. I am not taking any supplements, so what could be the cause?

Asparagus?: Sometimes our urine can smell bad due to an infection or even something we ate. Asparagus can alter the smell of our urine, as can a urinary tract infection. Is the urine cloudy? Any pain or increased frequency/urgency? Any associated discharge? If any or those are positive, see your doctor and get a urinalysis. Also drink plenty of fluids. By diluting the urine it shouldn't smell so bad! ...Read more

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I had partial hysterectomy in june and now I mind the heat and sweat and it smells bad and I was not a sweater and certainly never smelled like skunk?

I had partial hysterectomy in june  and now I mind the heat and sweat and it smells bad and I was not a sweater and certainly never smelled like skunk?

Menopausal symptoms: Consult with your physician regarding options. Meanwhile, you may try estrovan for symptom relief for 4 weeks or so until you get seen. ...Read more

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What does a fishy smell to a babies breath mean?

What does a fishy smell to a babies breath mean?

See below: There is a rare genetic disorder called "trimethylaminuria" where an enzyme deficiency is present causes the lack of breakdown of a particular metabolite can cause the accumulation of trimethylamine in sweat, saliva and urine causing a fishy odor. The malodor can be managed by reducing the ingestion of precursors of the compound. See your doc for an eval and referral to genetics. ...Read more

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Is Red Spinach harmful for babies in their 9th month?

Is Red Spinach harmful for babies in their 9th month?

No: At age of 9 months, the baby can eat anything an adult can eat as long as it is tolerated. The exceptions would be caffeinated drinks & alcoholic products, ...Read more

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I know that baby powder is potentially harmful to babies. Is the same true of baby oil?

I know that baby powder is potentially harmful to babies. Is the same true of baby oil?

Safe To Use Baby Oil: "Baby oil" is commonly applied to babies' skin. It does not moisturize however due to it's poor absorption by the skin. Beyond this, it can be used as massage oil on infant skin. Classical baby oils are safe when used as directed. As with any product, carefully read the label, avoid dyes & fragrances, avoid phthalates & parabens. See your doctor for any abnormal skin condition your infant may have ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the adverse symptoms that babies can suffer after being vaccinated?

Can you please tell me about the adverse symptoms that babies can suffer after being vaccinated?

Usually mild...: Some vaccines may cause mild reactions, such as: fever, mild crankiness, tiredness, loss of appetite, and tenderness, redness, or swelling in the area where the shot was given, but serious reactions are rare. The cdc has good info on common and rare side effects: http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/vac-gen/side-effects.Htm. ...Read more

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Are air wick or glade air fresheners and ionic breezes harmful to babies? I have a month old baby and my mom has air fresheners in the living room as well as an ionic breaze. I wanna know if its harmful to her so my mom will believe me if it is

Are air wick or glade air fresheners and ionic breezes harmful to babies? I have a month old baby and my mom has air fresheners in the living room as well as an ionic breaze. I wanna know if its harmful to her so my mom will believe me if it is

A : A british study following 14, 000 children linked use of air fresheners and aerosols in the home during pregnancy and after birth to a significant increase in diarrhea and earaches. A number of studies have shown that air fresheners and aerosols increase volatile organic compound levels. ...Read more

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My 4 months babies electrophoresis report is hb a2=2.4, hb a=4.2, hb f=68.4, hb e=25. Is iron based foods harmful for her?

My 4 months babies electrophoresis report is hb a2=2.4, hb a=4.2, hb f=68.4, hb e=25. Is iron based foods harmful for her?

Possibly: As i indicated in my previous post to you, your child has hemoglobin e / beta+ thalassemia. Some patients like your child will have problems with iron overload, even if they are not chronically transfused. For those patients, excess iron in the diet can be harmful. Please see a doctor with knowledge about hemoglobin e / beta+ thalassemia. ...Read more

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I gave my 7mnth daughter yogurt,but some ppl told me it's harmful for babies less than 1 year. Is it true? Can I give her yogurt-fruit puree?

I gave my 7mnth daughter yogurt,but some ppl told me it's harmful for babies less than 1 year.
Is it true?
Can I give her yogurt-fruit puree?

Not harmful: They may have misunderstood the pediatricians recommendation to feed babies either breastmilk or formula for at least a year, and not start whole milk until after a year. An occasional yogurt does not hurt, just don't count on it as a main source of milk protein. Check these articles out:http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/feeding-nutrition/Pages/default.aspx ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will marijuana be harmful to babies?

Need doctor's help! will marijuana be harmful to babies?

yes: Some of the toxins you inhale with every cigarette will enter the blood and travel thru the umbilical cord to baby.It is well documented that the newborn of a marijuana smoker will have a smaller skull volume ; the question of related learning problems has conflicting findings. ...Read more

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My babies breath smells like poop and she is constipated could she have hirschsprungs disease ?

Consult: 1) http://children.Webmd.Com/tc/hirschsprungs-disease-topic-overview and 2) http://www.Childrenshospital.Org/az/site1040/mainpages1040p0.Html.

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