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Is Water Heater Dangerous While Pregnant
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Water heater rusted out, caused terrible dandruff & crusty sores on head. Month after new heater, still not getting better. What do I do?
See doc: You will need to see a local doc to discuss it with him. Not sure whether it is all heater related or not, but it's important for you to be seen. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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
Why do I have a hard time breathing hot air under a blanket, in a car with the heater on, or when chest is submerged in hot water (jacuzzi or bath)?
Sometimes humidity: Generally this may have to do with the water tension in the air. So hot dry air or hot moist air can be more difficult to breath in for some people. Typically patients with breathing problems (asthma, emphysema) do better with warm moist air (but not hot). Try saline nasal spray before entering the hot or dry environments. ...Read more
I'm 4wks pregnant.I sat real close to my heater last night..Not even a foot & didn't realize my stomach got realhot and rashy-did i hurt the baby?
Possibly.: Erythema ab igne as you describe indicates that overnight you exposed your stomach to high temperatures - and heat is a known teratogen in the first trimester (especially spina bifida). Please take Folic Acid 1-4 mg daily and get an expert ultrasound at 11-13 weeks and at 18-20 weeks. Most of the time these one-time exposures are innocuous - so please do not repeat this, avoid all saunas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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