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Job, clean houses.Use toilet cleaner with hydrochloric acid along with 4 other cleaners in the bathrooms. I clean 12 rooms aday.Should i wear mask?

Job, clean houses.Use toilet cleaner with hydrochloric acid along with 4 other cleaners in the bathrooms. I clean 12 rooms aday.Should i wear mask?

Msds sheets : Osha requires that all employers provide msds sheets on all the products that are used. Please review these sheets and make appropriate choices. Any on the job injuries may be grounds for a workers comp case. ...Read more

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Is there a benefit to pre-cleaning china, bowls, silver and used metal pots and pans with paper towels before putting in dw?

Is there a benefit to pre-cleaning china, bowls, silver and used metal pots and pans with paper towels before putting in dw?

Is this the venue?: Sorry, but I fail to see what this has to do with anything medical. Perhaps you shoild repost it on CleanTap. ...Read more

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Are manufacturers of hygiene products like purell condemning our kids to a life with ids?

Are manufacturers of hygiene products like purell condemning our kids to a life with ids?

No. play with dirt.: Manufacturers do not have the purchase power and therefore cannot condemn. Hand sanitizer has a place in many situations and has been shown to be effective in situations where handwashing isn't available. It is true however that we have to encourage kids to exercise more, be outside more, play more & get dirty more instead of watching tv and playing inside video games. Engage with nature! ...Read more

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What do kids with conditions like special needs such as dyslexia and speech, language difficulties get in public schools now?

What do kids with conditions like special needs such as dyslexia and speech, language difficulties get in public schools now?

Less help: We are in an epidemic of need and a crisis of lack of resources. Not just the public schools, but private schools as well just can not accommodate the need. Parents need to look to private agencies and services. However, they need to be careful to not get ripped off by false claims. Support must come from professional agencies that will determine appropriate use of limited resources. ...Read more

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Cleaning after a heavy deer mice infestation in the Northeast. Using N-95 with partial seal and neoprene disposable gloves. Likelihood of hantavirus?

Cleaning after a heavy deer mice infestation in the Northeast. Using N-95 with partial seal and neoprene disposable gloves. Likelihood of hantavirus?

Small.: Deer mice are widespread throughout the U.S. and about 20% carry hantavirus. Hantavirus is carried into the lungs by dust & dirt particles which an N-95 is about 90% effective in blocking out. Only a few strains of hantavirus cause HPS (Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome.) The virus is killed quickly by sunlight exposure. You took the right precautions & are unlikely to get sick from HPS. ...Read more

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Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

No: It actually helps them to know what to do so they do not panic if sa fire would occur. ...Read more

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Do doctors use ipads in their practices, in dealing with pts? If so, how many docs use ipads approximately?

Depends/unknown: Some docs have an EMR and use a variety of devices during visits.IPads, mini-laptops, etc.Others use written records (old school) The numbers vary by part of the country and type of practice. The true number is unknown. ...Read more

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Having our several rooms painted (including all bathrooms) with no voc paint and caulk. I'm 31 weeks pregnant. Should i leave the house? For how long?

Having our several rooms painted (including all bathrooms) with no voc paint and caulk. I'm 31 weeks pregnant. Should i leave the house? For how long?

Painting : I would keep out of the house while you have the paint going on and drying. Keep the home well vented and you can come back once it is dry. Hope this helps and it is just my opinion. ...Read more

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92 new to nursing home. Pvt room but share bathroom with woman with c diff. Aides dump commode contents in my toilet and touch stuff there with gloves?

92 new to nursing home. Pvt room but share bathroom with woman with c diff. Aides dump commode contents in my toilet and touch stuff there with gloves?

Inappropriate: If what you relate is correct, would first discuss with director of nh, and then with state agency regulating nursing homes. You are at risk of being infected. ...Read more

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Can kids with mild autism perform well in school?

Can kids with mild autism perform well in school?

They often can: Autism spectrum disorders are complex in terms of cognitive functioning., language, learning disorders, memory, motor and sensory disorders, executive functions, and even rarer neuropsychological factors. Even children labeled "mild" can be very different. Comprehensive neuropsychological assessment to assess these skills can be expensive, but can zero in on learning strategies and needs. ...Read more

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Does the clean kid manual work for kids with encopresis?

Does the clean kid manual work for kids with encopresis?

Talk to a specialist: Encopresis can be an especially trying and difficult disorder to treat. The specialists in treating it usually are either behavioral and developmental pediatricians or pediatric GI doctors. They will be familiar with various approaches, probably including the clean kid manual. You need to have someone you trust with whom you can work towards a longterm solution. ...Read more

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Is a child with autism better off in public or private school?

Is a child with autism better off in public or private school?

Depends on level & $: Cold hard cash is usually the primary barrier to this debate. A child with autism does not necessarily change this discrepancy. Quality of education varies widely between both private and public schools in reality. Look for excellence in teacher training and high educational standards. ...Read more

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Can dental staff profesionally clean my existing pliable nightguard although i clean with fix and bright, as well as, pollident?

Can dental staff profesionally clean my existing pliable nightguard although i clean with fix and bright, as well as, pollident?

Yes: Yes, your appliance can be cleaned in the office. Often times we can use the ultrasonic cleaner. This can do a better job than just cleaning at home. Ask your dentist the next time you are in. ...Read more

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I work with preschoolers and have observed parents feeding their kids coffee. Is this ok?

I work with preschoolers and have observed parents feeding their kids coffee.  Is this ok?

Not recommended: Children don't really need caffeinated beverages of any type. It's best to avoid coffee, caffeinated tea, sodas, etc. It can cause jitteriness, trouble sleeping, irritability, dehydration, and increased heart rate and blood pressure. ...Read more

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What are the health risks faced by construction workers?

What are the health risks faced by construction workers?

Construction workers: See: https://www.osha.gov/dte/grant_materials/fy09/sh-19495-09/health_hazards_workbook.pdf

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Is there such a thing as hearing things louder than other people? construction noises bother me but not my neighbors, does that have to do with asperg

Is there such a thing as hearing things louder than other people? construction noises bother me but not my neighbors, does that have to do with asperg

YES: Hyperacusis: a medical condition in which the auditory nerve is overly sensitive. May be from underlying illness or a neurological issue. Consult an ENT and a neurologist for further testing. ...Read more

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Is being around construction ok for pregnant women?

Is being around construction ok for pregnant women?

Dust and heavy lifti: If you are the crew than my advice is don't undertake any job involving heavy lifting. Dust can be a problem, if there it is remodeling job on a old building then be careful about lead poising. Apart from that I do not see any other harm. ...Read more

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What are the best safety glasses to get for working with road construction?

What are the best safety glasses to get for working with road construction?

Safety glasses: Your employer likely has a required type but if not, you want safety glasses that are certified to be protective. Ask for employer for their requirement. ...Read more

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My fingers are stiff in the morning and sometimes hard to open. Started after working construction using chipper gun alot?

My fingers are stiff in the morning and sometimes hard to open. Started after working construction using chipper gun alot?

Wear gloves?: Hopefully you are wearing gloves to minimize the vibration wear and tear this can have on your hands. I experience similar things in my profession. Seeing a physical therapist might be a good idea, they may be able to give you excercises you can do to help keep things in check. ...Read more

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How can i get the sleep i need with trains running all the time not to mention construction wakes me up, cant afford to move since im in hud?

How can i get the sleep i need with trains running all the time not to mention construction wakes me up, cant afford to move since im in hud?

Earplugs,white noise: Try good ear plugs. A machine that generates white noise or sounds like the ocean may help too. If construction starts early go to bed early. Re: acetaminophen take NAC (see http://tinyurl.com/jc8wrfm). If you stay on statins take CoQ10 BUT see http://tinyurl.com/43vtf67 http://tinyurl.com/axtab4d http://tinyurl.com/hjpmhrc http://tinyurl.com/p7t9ul8 and http://tinyurl.com/gvt8z8p ...Read more

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Should i be worried about construction dust & damage to baby's lungs?

Should i be worried about construction dust & damage to baby's lungs?

Cough: An infants lungs are growing and new units are being added to the lungs as they grow. It is best to avoid dust which can irritate the lining of the airway and cause a cough. ...Read more

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What are some construction materials that cause respiratory symptoms?

What are some construction materials that cause respiratory symptoms?

Many: There are many possible respiratory irritants in construction materials. Most commonly, the irritants include sawdust, drywall dust, and chemical fumes (from paints, solvents, adhesives, and others.). Additionally, construction can "stir up" dust containing viruses (hanta virus found in rodent droppings) and asbestos. ...Read more

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51 year old construction worker with DDD and stenosis no pain yet must I get in future?

51 year old construction worker with DDD and stenosis no pain yet must I get in future?

DDD: This is a degenerative condition and conceivably could get worse over time . If you are doing construction work this could also add to the chance of worsening of the condition ...Read more

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Is it true that people working in construction industry are at a higher risk for kidney diseases?

Is it true that people working in construction industry are at a higher risk for kidney diseases?

Not likely so...: Due to the nature of their work, dehydration may occur more often in these folks in summer months, but often not the cause of long-term kidney disease. Maybe more accident/trauma? They are more physically active, thus less obesity, blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes problems, thus actually may have lower incidence of kidney disease comparing to less active/desk workers. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get bad headaches when i work looking down wards.I work in construction so i can't avoid it. Could you help?

I get bad headaches when i work looking down wards.I work in construction so i can't avoid it. Could you help?

Headaches: Any headache must be viewed as a medical disorder and the assessment must be comprehensive. The first steps in the management of the headache is to eliminate any secondary headache disorder. It is also important to identify any comorbid medical and psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety or sleep disturbance. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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When can I return to work after surgery to repair tfcc tear and scapholunate tear? I work in the construction trades.

When can I return to work after surgery to repair tfcc tear and scapholunate tear?  I work in the construction trades.

4-6 months: It takes 6 weeks for the tfcc repair to heal and the scapholunate ligament repair may take 8-12 weeks heal. After the repairs have healed and the immobilization has been discontinued, therapy is needed to restore range of motion and strenght. This may take another 8-12 weeks. Be patient, the overall results are good. Make sure your surgeon is a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Im 57 years old..Have no energy..I've been very active all my life..Have always lived in country. I'm not over weight..Work construction every day..

Im 57 years old..Have no energy..I've been very active all my life..Have always lived in country. I'm not over weight..Work construction every day..

See below: Please see your physician for a complete workup. There's lots of reasons for no energy. Do not delay and set around and wonder what's wrong. You need to see your physician! ...Read more

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I was exposed to a fair amount of granite dust, without a respirator, during construction for about 45 min, is there a chance of developing silicosis?

I was exposed to a fair amount of granite dust, without a respirator, during construction for about 45 min, is there a chance of developing silicosis?

Not long enough: Silicosis is scarring in the lung due to exposure to sliica over long periods of time such as sandblasters. Not for 45 minutes. Using a respirator mask and avoidance of dust filled environments is preventative. A one time 45 minute exposure is not a concern to develop silicosis. The who http://www.Who.Int/peh/occupational_health/ochweb/oshpages/oshdocuments/factsheets/silicosis.Htm is informative. ...Read more

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Can construction cause embryo to fall out or reduce implementation chance i had day 5 embryo transfer since day 1 I have been straggling with string ?

Can construction cause embryo to fall out or reduce implementation chance i had day 5 embryo transfer since day 1 I have been straggling with string ?

Please clarify: Do you mean construction like at a construction site? And no, jarring of your body is not going to cause an embryo to "fall out" or impact implantation as you describe. And I do not know what you mean by "straggling with string". Please clarify and you will definitely get a better answer. ...Read more

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Hey Dr. Kim I have a few questions for you. I'm new to this site but I've been dealing with chronic back pain for some time now. I work construction so back pain is a daily occurrence. ?

Hey Dr. Kim I have a few questions for you. I'm new to this site but I've been dealing with chronic back pain for some time now. I work construction so back pain is a daily occurrence. ?

Several thoughts: Injuries on the construction site is a major problem. Interestingly stress and anxiety play a factor. Stressed workers are 3 times more likely to injure themselves. There are things the worker can due to help prevent injury. The following site gives an overview of the problem..http://bit.ly/1EjluZ0 and this excellent site gives specific advice for each job...http://bit.ly/1dk4nkL ...Read more

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Are there any risks to breast re-construction surgery after mastectomy?

Are there any risks to breast re-construction surgery after mastectomy?

If you are in: Reasonably good health , no other systemic problem , it is reasonably low risk procedure (s) , will give you psychological boost to you , will elevate your self esteem , please consult a plastic surgeon for more information , the benefits you already know and the risks ...Read more