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Help,son 15 months old,opened whole fish oil 1000mg,wheat germ 100 mg per caps,2 caps and ingested,mouth smells fish,don't think mercury free?
Child should be ok: Fish oil caps are intended for maintenance use and if mercury content was high, it would not be safe for adults either. About 6 oz of wild salmon will provide about 2000 mg of DHA, and it is thought that infants over 6 months can have up to 3 oz a week, so avoid further fish in your infants diet for the next few weeks to be sure. ...Read more
Ate spaghetti squash (w/olive oil, goat cheese, salt, pepper). Nose swollen inside, sinusdrainage, asthma. Allergic to squash?!? Other food allergies.
Food allergy: If you ate the squash and had an immediate reaction (minutes to 2hrs) that included hives, swelling, shortness of breath, wheeze, throat tightness, vomiting or passing out then I would be concerned for a food allergy reaction. Would make an appointment with an allergist to determine what could be the culprit foods. Bring list of ingredients eaten that meal to appointment. Avoid foods until seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Naegleria fowleri thrive just in water bodies or can it also grow on wet inanimate objects like clothing, wood etc. when they are hot?
Bodies of water only: Only in warm bodies of water, like stagnant pods. Not on wet clothing etc. ...Read more
If i'm going grocery shopping and i get stuff like chicken (raw) and ground beef. Any germs like salmonella, e coli, or any other germs from raw meat on my hands?
Inherited: About 40% of the population inherits an enzyme that converts a chemical in asparagus into an aromatic sulfur compound which has a strong smell. It is interesting but not harmful. ...Read more
You hear so much about natural remedies for cleansing and detox; like probiotics, lemon water, honey, diatomaceous earth, essential oils, etc. Do they really work?
No, not that way: Humans, designed or evolved over millions of years, are self-cleaning. That means we should eat what we are designed to eat, and our bodies will clear out unneeded materials without help. No supplements are needed, unless one wants extra fiber to move the bowels better. Proper diet, enough exercise, and a healthy mind should normalize bowels. Diseases may need treatment, but seldom supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is healthier, basil from my garden, organic basil from farmers market or basil in jars of tomato sauce?
Fresher the better: The basil from you own garden and from the fartmers' market is apt to be the freshest and thus the best. ...Read more
Autistic niece, 12yo, under no meds, simple diet:rice, milk, bread, beans, chicken, fries, pizza, some fruits.Fist-size ball stool clogs toilet since learnd wc
I cooked ground beef. But sink and utensils have red meat/blood on them. Chances of e. Coli? How do I clean kitchen after cooking red meat?
Pregnant. Spilled few drops of raw beef juice on floor & forgot to clean b4 it dried. Scared bacteria was treked thru house & entered body. Possible?
No worries: Our grandmothers, great grandmothers, great great grandmothers, and all the great women before them... All handled and cooked meat during pregnancy. They likely had to kill and gut animals with their bare hands. We humans are sturdy enough to not have to worry about the little things around us in our everyday lives, and just enjoy each day as it comes. ...Read more
Millet: yes millet can be eaten raw and as topping on cereal ...Read more
Sewer gas entered our washing machine, making laundry smell. Source was found, but gas still lingers in clothing after a wash. How to neutralize odor?
Need to destink mach: I think you need to destink your machine as well as the clothes. You can consider sending them to a professional cleaner or also spray wash the aromatic linens with Febreeze, let them sit for about 6 hrs. and then, rewash...but in a clean machine. ...Read more
What is pica a symptom of in a toddler? Eats mainly own feces, but also:vaseline, flour, ice, hair, dirt, rocks, paper, trash, anything & everything really!
Many causes: You need a very thorough workup for your child because there are many causes for pica. Most common is iron deficiency anemia, but other heavy metal poisonings such as lead, etc can cause symptoms as well. Also, there are a number of behaviorl/psychologic conditions that can cause these symptoms. Set up consultation with you pediatrician, but if they don't help, get your child up to riley in indy! ...Read more
Had red wine, salty almonds, brushed teeth, hot tap water tasted salty.Hubby only had wine, said hot water is normal.Did almond made this weird taste? Cold tap tasted normal.We don't use water softener
I've had lots of gas with very oily stool with black spots in liquid alongside it; looks akin to vinegar in olive oil. Stool itself is brown/just oily?
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