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Doctor insights on: Kids Craft An Airplane Out Of Toilet Paper Roll

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I inhaled plastic fume from toys i burned in my yard, The toys were 6 Lego bricks and a small toy, I noticed an article saying that it could stay in the body and brain, but i inhaled for 6 seconds.

I inhaled plastic fume from toys i burned in my yard, The toys were 6 Lego bricks and a small  toy, I noticed an article saying that it could stay in the body and brain, but i inhaled for 6 seconds.

Too late: I wouldn't worry if you were only exposed for a few seconds. Nothing you can do about it now anyway. Next time avoid burning plastics and or inhaling smoke of any type. I assume you don't smoke or this would be laughably ironic... ...Read more

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Public restroom last night, I wiped off toilet seat with toilet paper. When I went to wipe myself I noticed a smudge of blood on the stall wall where the toilet paper is. Is there any risk of HIV, Hep c etc from the possibility the paper touched?

Public restroom last night, I wiped off toilet seat with toilet paper. When I went to wipe myself I noticed a smudge of blood on the stall wall where the toilet paper is. Is there any risk of HIV, Hep c etc from the possibility the paper touched?

No risk, no worry: HIV and other blood borne viruses are never caught from exposure in a contaminated environment. There has never been a proved or even suspected case from such exposure in a public toilet or anywhere else. Absolutely no risk. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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I accidentally looked into the green light that was scanning paper in a copy machine when opening the lid to check for paper for a 3 seconds? Any risk

I accidentally looked into the green light that was scanning paper in a copy machine when opening the lid to check for paper for a 3 seconds? Any risk

Scanner green light: http://www.light-sources.com/solutions/specialty-fluorescent/applications/copiers-and-scanners/ It appears the light source, is florescent so do not worry. If burning , pain, foreign body sensation , decreased vision follow up with Doc /urgent care or ER. ...Read more

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When suctioning 9mo's nose, didn't notice that there was some water in the syringe after cleaning. It went up baby's nose. Amoeba risk? I'm scared.

When suctioning 9mo's nose, didn't notice that there was some water in the syringe after cleaning. It went up baby's nose. Amoeba risk? I'm scared.

Nigleria: You must be referring to Nigleria, in your fear. Yes, most cases have been associated with sinus irrigation. The risk for your baby is minute. But definitely throw away the auction bulb, it's unnecessary. ...Read more

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Toddler broke a cfl in living room and touched it. We vacuumed it , toddler in room when cleaning up. We ventilated and evacuated the room only after cleanup and 10 minutes did this harm my child?

Toddler broke a cfl in living room and touched it. We vacuumed it , toddler in room when cleaning up. We ventilated and evacuated the room only after  cleanup and 10 minutes   did this harm my child?

Broken CFL bulb: See following site for proper cleanup: http://www2.Epa.Gov/cfl/cleaning-broken-cfl since child touched it & was present during cleanup, may want to contact pediatrician for test for mercury level. Can also call poison control # from website for more data. Follow instructions provided on website. ...Read more

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Child. Age 3.5yrs. Mass law. 41.4 lbs how much until she's out of a car seat and in a booster seat in back?

Child. Age 3.5yrs. Mass law.   41.4 lbs  how much until she's out of a car seat and in a booster seat in back?

Booster seats: You can safely switch your child to a booster seat if she's at least 4 years old and she weighs 40 pounds or more or has grown too tall for her car seat (when her shoulders are higher than the top set of harness-strap slots in the car seat's back). ...Read more

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I used water from public toilet bowls to wet toilet tissue for wiping my bottom--externally & internally--for yrs as a young adult. Medical concerns?

I used water from public toilet bowls to wet toilet tissue for wiping my bottom--externally & internally--for yrs as a young adult. Medical concerns?

Would not: Carry small wrapped baby wipes for this .do no use public toilet water as this may contain various viruses such as the norwalk virus if some one is ill. There are mostly infection concerns and would suggest against it ...Read more

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Open cut on hand came into contact with toilet set at work. Am i likely to have caught anything? (male restroom, office environment)

Open cut on hand came into contact with toilet set at work. Am i likely to have caught anything? (male restroom, office environment)

Probably OK: You are probably fine, but keep the area clean and keep some antibiotic ointment on it. If you get any swelling or redness report to a health care professional. ...Read more

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Can u get pregnant from using toilet paper in a public restroom like if someone who had semen on their hands touched the toilet paper that i wiped w/?

Can u get pregnant from using toilet paper in a public restroom like if someone who had semen on their hands touched the toilet paper that i wiped w/?

NO!!!!: You should write sci-fi novels. Picture it : alien from planet Zorbia crashes saucer in construction site next to porta-john; it looks like a fertility capsule from home;uses it to deposit alien semen into the sacred white bowl; wipes tentacles with toilet paper; homeless woman uses it later; gives birth 45 minutes later to what she thinks is an octopus;discusses with therapist at shelter, etc etc ...Read more

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I have a small flat, im drying new born baby clothes in a room where we walk al the time, butwedont walk near to it, is dust from walking dangerous?

I have a small flat, im drying new born baby clothes in a room where we walk al the time, butwedont  walk near to it, is dust from walking dangerous?

New baby: Congratulations on your new baby. Provided that your flat is clean and no one is tracking in toxic chemicals on their shoes, all of you (not just baby) should be fine. Some people even leave their outside shoes by the door, and walk in the house with sock feet only. ...Read more

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At a conference and the bathroom sprays air freshener. Saw a big cloud of spray while in there today. I'm pregnant. Can it be harmful to baby?

At a conference and the bathroom sprays air freshener. Saw a big cloud of spray while in there today. I'm pregnant. Can it be harmful to baby?

Not really: Those spray fragrance things can have an estrogenizing effect if exposed multiple times over an extended period of time. A few random encounters is hardly likely to cause any harm. ...Read more

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Cleaning dump truck LOTS of dirt some dirt in the air went up my nose when breathing could I be exposed to naegleria I live in a hot state FL?

Cleaning dump truck LOTS of dirt some dirt in the air went up my nose when breathing could I be exposed to naegleria I live in a hot state FL?

More information: It tends to be a water borne illness. This is some information on the topic from the Florida Health Department: http://newsroom.doh.state.fl.us/wp-content/uploads/newsroom/2014/06/06.04.14Naegleria-Fowleri.pdf It is unlikely, but the advise on the above link is useful. ...Read more

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Small gas leaked in the back of car while driving, we rolled down all windows and I breathed into sleeve entire time. 10 weeks pregnant. is baby safe?

Small gas leaked in the back of car while driving, we rolled down all windows and I breathed into sleeve entire time. 10 weeks pregnant. is baby safe?

Baby is probably OK: Are you leaking car exhaust or gasoline? Car exhaust contains carbon monoxide. This could affect baby but for this to happen, you would have to be very sick or unconscious from a severe exposure. If you didn't get sick, its unlikely that baby did either. The same is believed to be true for gasoline. Its potentially harmful in high doses that make you sick. Baby is Probably OK! ...Read more

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My daughter was using styrofoam for a school project. While cleaning up, some loose particles flew into the air and it felt like one went into my nose?

My daughter was using styrofoam for a school project. While cleaning up, some loose particles flew into the air and it felt like one went into my nose?

You can try having: someone look with a flashlight and if a piece is seen, you should go to your doctor or the ER to have it removed. If you don't see anything, but still feel like something is there, you should do the same. Please don't try to remove it unless it's partially sticking out; you are more likely to push it further in. ...Read more