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Dr. James Krick
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Fishtank heater was broken 2 days ago and water went inside it... I removed it now .. I smelled a burning odor from it could it be mercury?

Fishtank heater was broken 2 days ago and water went inside it... I removed it now .. I smelled a burning odor from it could it be mercury?

Probably no mercury.: Hello and thanks for using Healthtap. Modern fish tank heaters don't contain mercury or poisoning elements. Burning odor could be related to other elements such nickel, chrome and plastic. Hope you found the answer helpful. Greetings. ...Read more

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Electric heater is it good for pregnancy?

Electric heater is it good for pregnancy?

Heating pad?: It is not harmful to apply external heat in the form of a heating pad during pregnancy. The important thing is not to increase your "core" temperature, which would be extremely hard to do with a heating pad! ...Read more

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Do you recommend that I operate my home water heater at 60°c (140°f)?

Do you recommend that I operate my home water heater at 60°c (140°f)?

If have kids/elders: Small children and seniors cannot tolerate high temperature hot water contact, even briefly, and may lack the motor or sensory abilities to remove exposed body parts in time to prevent significant burns. 140f increases the required exposure to burn time signficantly. Can also help save gas / electricity. ...Read more

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I'm 6weeks pregnant. I use hot water bottles on my back& sit right infront of an electric heater so back is very hot every night for hours.hurt baby?

I'm 6weeks pregnant. I use hot water bottles on my back& sit right infront of an electric heater so back is very hot every night for hours.hurt baby?

Back pain: It is not likely that this would cause fetal harm but it is important to have your back pain evaluated to determine why you are needing this daily treatment. Perhaps there is a medical cause that can be treated. ...Read more

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Can my home water heater also be a source of ldb contamination?

No.: Not typically. Small water systems and those at temps above 120 f are not a significant source of contamination. ...Read more

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My back and my chin starts stinging when i bath in warm or hot water or when im infront of the heater my body feels warm then it stings all over?

Try more Moisturizer: Try using more moisturizer, especially in the winter after you wash or shower. Cetaphil restoraderm or vanacream are some good choices to try. Use it twice a day and see if it helps. ...Read more

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In detroit area, on city water, worried about naegleria fowleri - picked my nose in shower trying to get mucus out. Heard it can live in water heaters

In detroit area, on city water, worried about naegleria fowleri - picked my nose in shower trying to get mucus out. Heard it can live in water heaters

Beagle to: Naegleria fowleri is found around the world. In the United States, the majority of infections have been caused by naegleria fowleri from freshwater located in southern-tier states. ...Read more

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I have allergy induced athsma, yesterday we had apropane heater going in the bedroom and around corner i uses strong bleachy soap water..Cnt breath no?

I have allergy induced athsma, yesterday we had apropane heater going in the bedroom and around corner i uses strong bleachy soap water..Cnt breath no?

ER if meds fail: Irritants such as combustion products or the fumes from bleach can trigger asthma. Most patients have been prescribed rescue therapy with albuterol. If this is not effective, then you need to seek medical care now. ...Read more

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I have pain in my neck &arm is tingling when i strech it.Is it a pinched nerve?How can I treat it? It happend about 3 months ago.Putting in a water heater

I have pain in my neck &arm is tingling when  i strech it.Is it a pinched nerve?How can I treat it? It happend about 3 months ago.Putting in a water heater

Time: This is probably a pinched nerve. It could be occuring anywhere from your shouder to your neck. The treatment would consist of nsaids, heating pads, and light stretching. It will take time to heal as these muscles never get to relax. If the pain becomes too much, or if you notice muscle weakness or significant numbness you should consider a spine surgeon to evaluate your neck. ...Read more

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