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Does sea water have things in it that can make me or my kids sick?

Does sea water have things in it that can make me or my kids sick?

Yes: Think of it.The sea is filled with living things that dump their waste products directly into the water. Sea traffic with boats/ships/barges etc. all dump their waste directly into the water. Much of this waste is contaminated with germs like e.coli and others that have potential to cause disease. ...Read more

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Can little kids be allergic to sea water?

Can little kids be allergic to sea water?

No and Yes: Sea water is essentially, truly just salt and water. Other things like magnesium, etc are there too. But true sea water is salt water. However, just about anything can be found in sea water, so if someone is having a problem with a reaction to it, then its likely to be some contaminant in that local source. Something dumped or leached into the system is the likely culprit. ...Read more

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Should pregnant women not eat fish or sea food? I heard it can harm the child. But I am 12 weeks pregnant and I have consumed various fish

Should pregnant women not eat fish or sea food? I heard it can harm the child. But I am 12 weeks pregnant and I have consumed various fish

The risk of mercury : Ingestion is the ? Answered by the mayo clinic. See guidelines at http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/pregnancy-and-fish/pr00158. Fyi, it's best to get a flu vaccine & start a 400?g/day folate (folic acid) supplement at least 3 mos. Prior to conception. I'm sure you're on pnv's & folate (folic acid) now. You can get a flu shot 2nd trimester. Use the free "my pregnancy today" app from the baby center for more info & tips. ...Read more

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I was wondering what exactly are the "bends" experienced by sea divers?

I was wondering what exactly are the "bends" experienced by sea divers?

It is a colloquial: Term to describe decompression illness when a diver ignores mandatory decompression stops upon rising. Gases that have gone into solution (plasma) while under pressure come out of solution too fast, like opening a can of soda. The mechanism of pain generation is too detailed so suffice it to say the gas bubbles are where they shouldn't be. Google boyle's law for the physics. ...Read more

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How to cure sea sickness ?

How to cure sea sickness ?

Sea sickness: Usually due to inner ear fluid imbalance - so treatment is usually prevention. Medications like dramamine (dimenhydrinate) may help. ...Read more

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What causes sea sickness or car sickness?

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What causes sea sickness or car sickness?

Motion sickness: One theory is that it functions as defense mechanism against neurotoxins. The area postrema in the brain is responsible for inducing vomiting when poisons are detected, & for resolving conflict between vision & balance. When feeling motion but not seeing it, the inner ear transmits to the brain that it senses motion, but the eyes tell the brain that everything is still, hence brain responds by vo. ...Read more

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Should i take sea kelp tablets?

Should i take sea kelp tablets?

Endocrinologist: Do you have a specific thyroid problem? If so, i would address this with your endocrinologist. When it comes to endocrinologic health problems i think it is definately better to take medications which have been standardized and researched adequately. ...Read more

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Have you heard if sea sponge pessary and does it work?

Have you heard if sea sponge pessary and does it work?

Sea sponge pessary: Sea sponges are used by women who have a uterine prolapse and seem to be wll tolerated. They are also used by young girls instead of tampons. ...Read more