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Doctor insights on: Living In Inner City

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Living in the city. Are roaches dangerous to people?

Living in the city. Are roaches dangerous to people?

No: Roaches are common in city living. They are very shy of humans and hide when disturbed. They do not carry any known diseases or parasites. However they may reflect a certain amount of lack of cleanliness in your living situation. ...Read more

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How much does living in a city, or even a suburb, affect children with asthma?

How much does living in a city, or even a suburb, affect children with asthma?

Depends: Asthma can effect anyone. However one can see some differences in various populations. Poor socioeconomic circumstances, lack of access to care, exposure to different allergens and pollution all effect the development of asthma and its progression. ...Read more

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I just bought a baby bottle do I have to sterilize even if im living in the city with city water?

I just bought a baby bottle do I have to sterilize even if im living in the city with city water?

Probably not: A baby's environment is not sterile. It is important to wash bottle with hot soapy water after use to remove any residual formula and keep it clean, just as you would your cups and dishes. City water is generally clean and ok to use for making formula. ...Read more

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What is sars? Is sars fatal? Can living in a big city increase the risk?

What is sars? Is sars fatal? Can living in a big city increase the risk?

SARS: I'd be more concerned over the smog than sars. But to answer question sars is severe acute respiratory syndrome (sars) is a serious form of pneumonia. It is caused by a virus that was first identified in 2003. It carries a very high mortality. Just go and be happy in the city..Live your life..Worrying only shortens it. ...Read more

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How do you minimize dust and irritation to the eyes when you're living in a polluted and dusty city?

How do you minimize dust and irritation to the eyes when you're living in a polluted and dusty city?

Air conditioning: An air conditioner is a great start. A hepa air purifier can also help. You don't need both. Eliminate all smoking from your home environment including candles & fireplaces. An electric range is preferable to gas. Limit use of aerosol sprays in the home. When you clean ventilate well with open windows & wear eye protection. Wear close fitting sunglasses when venturing outdoors. Avoid smog. ...Read more

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For 24 hours, I have a foreign body/dust in eye feeling in my left eye. Uncomfortable to blink or move eye. I can't see anything wrong. Is it dry eye or dust from living in big city?

For 24 hours, I have a foreign body/dust in eye feeling in my left eye. Uncomfortable to blink or move eye. I can't see anything wrong. Is it dry eye or dust from living in big city?

Foreign body: Since it is recent onset and in only one eye, sounds more like something is in your eye. You can try otc artificial tears just to rule out dryness. It may even wash out any foreign material. If no improvement, you should see an eye md. ...Read more

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Sports injury: shoulder sling recommendation for student living in the city. On saturday morning i dislocated my shoulder and sustained a hairline fracture on the top ball of my humerous bone. My doctor is recommending that i fully immobilize my right arm

Sports injury: shoulder sling recommendation for student living in the city. On saturday morning i dislocated my shoulder and sustained a hairline fracture on the top ball of my humerous bone. My doctor is recommending that i fully immobilize my right arm

Sling and swathe: Buy a shoulder sling that has a strap that goes around your waist to best immobilize it. This is called a shoulder immobilizer aka a sling and swathe. You really cannot cast a shoulder unless you want it wrapped around your chest. Also you may find sleeping in a easy chair or recliner will be much more comfortable for the first week or so. ...Read more

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How can I gain weight while living in a hostel?

How can I gain weight while living in a hostel?

Nutrtient dense food: consider trail mix and healthy fats like nuts, berries, avocados. you can also supplement with protein shake and add coconut oil. ...Read more