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Pimple-like/red dots on ankles. Recently moved to new house. No animals. Itchy but able to avoid itching. Bed bugs? Fleas? Some are in a line, not all

Pimple-like/red dots on ankles. Recently moved to new house. No animals. Itchy but able to avoid itching. Bed bugs? Fleas? Some are in a line, not all

Try an OTC: 1% hydrocortisone cream first. If there is no relief of symptoms after 3-5 days then you should see your doctor. Definitely try to find a source if possible...inspect the mattress/sheets if you live in an area where bed bugs are prevalent. ...Read more

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Moved into new house and allergies are awful. Get asthmatic when in bedrooms for a long time. On allergy med and shots. Cough up flem and taste blood.

Clean/HEPA filter: If you are coughing up any blood tinged fluid, you could have an infection or other lung problem. It is best to check with you doctor.
For your allergic asthma, cleaning the carpets, dusting with a mask on, and buying a hepa filter unit will help to decrease your exposure to environmental triggers of your asthma.
Take asthma medications as prescribed and avoid areas that trigger your cough. ...Read more

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I am new Brunswick, NJ. I moved into new house, vents were cleaned, dust got into nose and eyes, so I am very worried about contracting hantavirus, help me?

I am new Brunswick, NJ. I moved into new house, vents were cleaned, dust got into nose and eyes, so I am very worried about contracting hantavirus, help me?

No risk in N.J.: In the past 23 years there have been about 620 cases of Hanta Virus infection in the U.S. (average of 30 cases/year)There have been NO cases of Hanta Virus reported in N.J In addition, a new house would be unlikely to serve as a nesting place for rodents and would be an unlikely place to find collections of mouse excreta that is infectious. See CDC site and click on the maps>http://1.usa. Gov/1IOlQsY ...Read more

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I just moved into my new house. Been here about 3 1/2 months. And ever since my boyfriend and I have had small bumps appear on us that itch like crazy?

I just moved into my new house. Been here about 3 1/2 months. And ever since my boyfriend and I have had small bumps appear on us that itch like crazy?

Insect vs allergy: Itching bumps could suggest an insect infestation such as bed bugs especially if you are noticing them when you wake in the morning. Otherwise, an itching rash could represent an allergy but less likely. ...Read more

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I just moved into a new house and I'm having an allergic reaction. I have hives all over my body. What should I do?

I just moved into a new house and I'm having an allergic reaction. I have hives all over my body. What should I do?

Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Hives can result for exposure to allergens and they can be treated with antihistamines wih or withou steroids. If notice this occurs only in your new home you may be able find the cause. An allergist may be able to help you to find the cause. Once the cause is known then you may be able to get your landlord to help eliminate the cause. For the most part the true cause of hives may not be found. ...Read more

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Just moved to a new house which was built in 1908. We had one molding sanded and I didn't know that an underneath layer had lead. I didn't sand it, but I was in the house right after it was done and I'm 9 months pregnant. Will my baby be okay?

Just moved to a new house which was built in 1908. We had one molding sanded and I didn't know that an underneath layer had lead. I didn't sand it, but I was in the house right after it was done and I'm 9 months pregnant. Will my baby be okay?

Doubt it: At this point baby's finished forming and just gaining weight. The potential exposure you cite is minimal, but your OB could run a blood lead test if You are going crazy. Low level exposures are not very significant. Chronic exposure is the real problem. ...Read more

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I have some symptoms of the flu, but not all. Symptoms started when I moved residences? I'm concerned that it may be a reaction? I moved into a new house three days ago. Ever since, I've had body aches, headaches, and dizziness. I also had a mild fever th

I have some symptoms of the flu, but not all. Symptoms started when I moved residences? I'm concerned that it may be a reaction? I moved into a new house three days ago. Ever since, I've had body aches, headaches, and dizziness. I also had a mild fever th

Any gas appliances?: It could be the flu or many other kinds of infection however since the symptoms began right after moving to a new house the possiblity of carbon monoxide poisoning should be considered.
Do you get better when you leave the house? Does anyone else in the house feels sick also? Does the house have gas heat or other appliances?
If this is possible you should leave and get checked right away. ...Read more

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I moved in a new home, house interior was painted in semi gloss, I moved in today after a week of pain dru. It still smells, and I have baby, danger?

I moved in a new home, house interior was painted in semi gloss, I moved in today after a week of pain dru. It still smells, and I have baby, danger?

Minimal danger: If the paint has had a week of dry time and was painted with latex indoor paint, there is low likely toxicity but if fumes are high and cause a headache, I recommend opening the windows and airing the house for a short time. ...Read more

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Hello, I just moved into a new apartment. After so, I started feeling itchy all around my body. Reasons of this? Anything I should try?

Hello, I just moved into a new apartment. After so, I started feeling itchy all around my body. Reasons of this? Anything I should try?

Allergic reaction.: It may be you are allergic to something in your new apartment. Carpets, smell, molds, or a new detergent or soap. Tempoarily try allergy meds, then see an allergist. ...Read more

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I moved into a new apartment and cleaned the toilet with gloves that I later saw were ripped. Can I catch any form of hepatitis from this?

I moved into a new apartment and cleaned the toilet with gloves that I later saw were ripped. Can I catch any form of hepatitis from this?

Washed hands?: If you washed your hands thoroughly with soap and water (and did not have any gaping wounds on your hands), then it is vanishingly unlikely--would even say "no.". ...Read more

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We are 5 weeks pregnant and moving to a new house. My husband and I have done this move ourselves before, but should I avoid helping this time?

We are 5 weeks pregnant and moving to a new house. My husband and I have done this move ourselves before, but should I avoid helping this time?

Talk to obstetrician: Talk to your OB/GYN, but if you are having a normal pregnancy, you should be able to help with the packing and moving of light objects. You probably do not want to do any heavy lifting. If that is involved better hire a mover or friend to help your husband. ...Read more

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I had cold sore before we moved. The cold sore went away & in my new house the cold sore came back but on other side of lip? Germs in old & new house?

I had cold sore before we moved. The cold sore went away & in my new house the cold sore came back but on other side of lip? Germs in old & new house?

Correct, in a way: When the patient is in the old house and has the lip cold sore (herpes sore), the germs are in the old house. When he goes to the new house and gets the lip sore while there, the germs are in the new house. If he goes to a third house, the germs are in the third house, regardless of whether or not he forms a lip sore... because he (not the house) carries the germs. Herpes lives inside his body. ...Read more

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Hi, I just recently moved to my new home. I've been getting small bumps on my arms, one in face, and neck also on buttocks. I am itchy all over. Help..

Hi, I just recently moved to my new home. I've been getting small bumps on my arms, one in face, and neck also on buttocks. I am itchy all over. Help..

Bedbugs vs lice vs?: Perhaps you're describing bedbugs (http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/bedbugs-infestation) or lice (http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/lice/basics/definition/con-20021627) infestation. See your FamilyDoc or find new one. And consider calling exterminator. ...Read more

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If grown child moves back home, what is his responsiblity to help?

If grown child moves back home, what is his responsiblity to help?

Depends: You often get the kid you build. If they move back expecting to freeload, it's time for a review of terms. If they have a job, they give up a percentage of the proceeds to support the family. If no job, they go out every day to find one. You give them life, you nurture them to adulthood and you let them know what the expectation is long before they become adults, so this is not an afterthought ...Read more

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What natural cleaning products should I start with in my new house?

What natural cleaning products should I start with in my new house?

Anything made...: ....With white vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda, and water is going to be safe and non-toxic. These products, used properly, are also highly effective. ...Read more

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Been on 5 butrans past 3 months. Moved and haven't found new dr. If I just stop with butrans will I be ok?

Been on 5 butrans past 3 months. Moved and haven't found new dr. If I just stop with butrans will I be ok?

Little problem: Butrans is an opiate and like every opioid types of medications if used for a prolonged time can cause withdraws, short acting ones more severe, long acting less severe, butrans is a long acting transdermal patch lasting 7 days, considering only a few months use as in your case, discontinuation will case rather mild or no no withdraws. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my boyfriend is allergic to the cat. Move on or find my precious gizmo another home, what do you suggest?

I think this will: Take some soul searching on your part. What are your priorities? What do you value? Is the relationship with your boyfriend one that you believe might be lasting ; contribute to your happiness and well being or it is more casual dating. You have already mentioned that gizmo is precious to you. I can't recommend what action you take -but ask yourself what gives your life meaning. Take care. ...Read more

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I have anxiety which I have two cats for. I moved into a apartment which I need a form filled out so they can move with me can u help me with that?

I have anxiety which I have two cats for. I moved into a apartment which I need a form filled out so they can move with me can u help me with that?

Local doc: You need to find a doc locally that can write you a letter of medical necessity.

https://www. Animallaw. Info/article/emotional-assistance-animals-rental-housing-how-guide

http://servicedogcentral. Org/content/node/304 ...Read more

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Had vit b12 defic 8 years ago was on injection program every 3month. Moved away new dc test b12 was normal cancelled program 4years ago now symp again?

Had vit b12 defic 8 years ago was on injection program every 3month. Moved away new dc test b12 was normal cancelled program 4years ago now symp again?

B 12 levels: If I understand your question correctly, you think your B 12 may be low again. It is a very simple lab test any doc or nutritionist can order. Please have your B 12 level checked. If low, ask your doc about taking SUBLINGULAL B 12. The B 12 you swallow is much less effective. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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We just completed lead abatement in our home and finally moved in after intensive cleaning. I have no physical symptoms but have mental symptoms of l?

We just completed lead abatement in our home and finally moved in after intensive cleaning. I have no physical symptoms but have mental symptoms of l?

Get tested: You should find an integrative medical doctor or an environmental medicine specialist to get metal toxicity testing done. Lead toxicity can have major potential short-term and long-term effects. Please get thoroughly tested. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why are there so many tragic shootings of innocent people everyday in the news? This makes me not want to leave the house!

Why are there so many tragic shootings of innocent people everyday in the news? This makes me not want to leave the house!

Not to worry...: Despite the rash of gun assaults, your odds of being involved are miniscule. However, there are about 40, 000 people killed in motor vehicle accidents yearly, and dozens of children die each year in private pool drownings, many more than occur with shootings. Life is neither fair nor predictable. You choose how you live your life. Help someone else, and you won't worry about yourself. Good luck. ...Read more

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