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My workplace is old and smelly. Is it safe for me to work here?

My workplace is old and smelly. Is it safe for me to work here?

Maybe: If there are molds in the environment... That may be a health risk but more commonly, it may be more of an "allergy" issue more than anything. ...Read more

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Is buspirone going to age me and is it bad for my health?

Is buspirone going to age me and is it bad for my health?

No: It should not age you or be bad for your health if it is correctly prescribed for an accurate diagnosis of anxiety disorder. It is a safe anti-anxiety medication. In any case, if you have doubts and concerns about it, please talk to the doctor who prescribed it 2 u , that the best thing you can do. S/he knows u & will answer ur questions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I take xrays at work but im behind a sheild is it safe for the baby. What is and what's not safe?

I take xrays at work but im behind a sheild is it safe for the baby. What is and what's not safe?

Declare pregnancy: Contact occupational health. Federal law mandates a reduced dose limit for a radiation worker who has voluntarily declared her pregnancy (goo.Gl/3yci0). A healthcare facility must monitor radiation dose of x-ray workers through use of personal dosimeter or badge. Wear your badge in front at waist level, under any ppe (lead gown). Time, distance, and shielding are keys for you to work safely. ...Read more

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Is smz-tmp 200-40/5 sus hi-t good to take for a bad cough? My daughter is 4yrs old and i need to know if i can use this as cough medicine?

Is smz-tmp 200-40/5 sus hi-t good to take for a bad cough? My daughter is 4yrs old and i need to know if i can use this as cough medicine?

No. : No. That medication is the antibiotic Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and it is not used for cough. You should never give your child any prescription medications without discussing it with your child's doctor first, unless the doctor just gave you that medicine for the child's current illness. There really aren't any safe cough medicines available for babies, toddlers or young children. The best things you can give are a spoonful of honey to "coat the throat' (as long as the child is over 1 year old!), hot tea with honey and lemon, and lots of fluids. If your child is having any difficulty breathing, develops a fever, or seems to be getting worse instead of better, call your child's doctor. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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Apple cider vinegar..does it really help with all it proclaims. Any safety issues. How much is too much a day? Is it safe for my 2 and 7 year old.

Apple cider vinegar..does it really help with all it proclaims. Any safety issues. How much is too much a day? Is it safe for my 2 and 7 year old.

Yes: Yes it is all it claims to be. I use it topically on warts and it works withing days. For your kids..a tablespoon a day. Look into the book Apple Cider Vinegar: Miracle Health System (Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Miracle Health System: With the Bragg Healthy.OR Honey, Garlic and Vinegar: Home Remedies and Recipes for more information. Follow instructions. MORE is not always better it is just more ...Read more

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It is safe to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my perfume esence allergy? At my highschool, almost everyone uses a perfume and it will be very hard for me. I am 16.

It is safe to use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my perfume esence allergy? At my highschool, almost everyone uses a perfume and it will be very hard for me. I am 16.

Try other options: Perfumes cause local irritation in the nose and eyes, which leads to symptoms very similar to allergies. But what you are experiencing is not a true allergic reaction. So Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may not be very helpful, and can make you sleepy. Try over the counter Zyrtec or Allegra and if still not better, then you will need to go see a doctor for prescription nose sprays. ...Read more

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My daughter takes adderal for adhd. And just found out she is pregnant, is it safe for her to keep taking the medicine?

My daughter takes adderal for adhd. And just found out she is pregnant, is it safe for her to keep taking the medicine?

Probably not: It depends on the degree of disability she has with adhd. She needs to discuss its continued use with her prescribing doctor and ob. It's a question of risk to benefit. Many women have had normal babies while on adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but the best practice is to take no medications during pregnancy if possible. It carries a pregnancy category c rating indicating unknown safety status during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi my son isn't very web so just wanted to no what is the breathing rate ment to b in a 3year old as it seems to fast thank u?

Hi my son isn't very web so just wanted to no what is the breathing rate ment to b in a 3year old as it seems to fast thank u?

If you're counting: Correctly, a persistent respiratory rate in the 40's or above, not just when fussing, would be of concern. ...Read more

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Hi! me and my husband trying to hve baby for like a year already. Is conceiveeasy is effective and safe to use? We really want to have a baby.

Hi! me and my husband trying to hve baby for like a year already. Is conceiveeasy is effective and safe to use? We really want to have a baby.

Not effective: If you have been trying for a year and have not conceived, it is more likely that there is some issue which is keepin g you from getting pregnant- either with you or your husband. If you do conceive at this point, it would be unlikely due to conceive easy. ...Read more

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Since my son is only 4 and its hard for me to get help for him is there any way I can tell that he has aggrisive adhd?

Since my son is only 4 and its hard for me to get help for him is there any way I can tell that he has aggrisive adhd?

You certainly can: By staying calm. Overreacting to your child's behavior or response to ur command isn't going to get u anywhere. They will overreact and become"defiant " and it will escalate and get into your nerves now making you angrier and mad. Therefore nothing accomplished only fuming parent. Conclusion adhd, defiant kid, brat , whatever you call it. Talk to them calmly and make it a game and fun. Shd work! ...Read more

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How important is tummy time? My daughter is almost 3 months old and hates it! is it okay to let her scream for a few? Are there any alternatives?

How important is tummy time? My daughter is almost 3 months old and hates it! is it okay to let her scream for a few? Are there any alternatives?

For ex-preemies & : Infants with developmental delays, it's very important for quality of movement as well as attainment of gross & fine motor milestones. . For a neurotypical, term infant, i'd try different textured mats & quilts on the floor, put large red or orange toys with faces in front of her, & lie down to make eye contact while smiling, talking & manipulating the toys for ~ 10 min at a time. ...Read more

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Im planning for pregnancy. Is it safe to use deriphillin retard 150. Im having sinus problems. And it is little bit difficult to breath sometimes. How many days should i take deriphilline or is there a better safe medicine. Thank u very mch?

Im planning for pregnancy. Is it safe to use deriphillin retard 150. Im having sinus problems. And it is little bit difficult to breath sometimes. How many days should i take deriphilline or is there a better safe medicine. Thank u very mch?

Deriphillin retard: This medication is a category C for pregnancy. This means use with caution and has not been tested to be safe in pregnancy. This medication is usually used for 15 days. Check with your physician prescribing and let them know you are trying to get pregnant. Take a pregnancy test to ensure you are not pregnant and if you need this medication take precautions while taking it to avoid pregnacy. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to keep my eyes healthy?

Is it possible for me to keep my eyes healthy?

Sunglasses.: Just like your skin, protect your eyes from the harsh glare of the sun. Get some with uva and uvb protection! but probably the biggest thing you can do is have a healthy diet and exercise. Any guesses on one of the leading causes of blindess in the u.S? Diabetic eye disease - things like diabetic retinopathy. So keep your body healthy, including your eyes! ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it healthy for a 17 year old to use super plus tampons?

Can you tell me is it healthy for a 17 year old to use super plus tampons?

Heavy periods could : Having very heavy bleeding can be normal but also can cause excessive blood loss and anemia. Your physician can ck for this.. If needed hormone therapy may relieve these heavy menses. ...Read more

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Hi just want to find out if there is any solution for the darker skin between the thighs. Please help my daughter she is 30yrs and really embarrassed.?

Hi just want to find out if there is any solution for the darker skin between the thighs. Please help my daughter she is 30yrs and really embarrassed.?

Natural!: Darker skin occurs in both sexes; women and men, in areas that are rich with sex hormone receptors. That not only incudes sexual organs, but also adsjacent areas including the upper inner thigh. Check and see if the pigmentation lightwen as you go toward the inner knee. I'm sure. There are many skin "bleach" or lightening agents that work. Best bet here! ...Read more

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My doctor told me that i need to take haldol (haloperidol) while pregnant for my own well being, but is this medicine safe for the baby?

My doctor told me that i need to take haldol (haloperidol) while pregnant for my own well being, but is this medicine safe for the baby?

If you must.: You can use Haldol (haloperidol) in pregnancy if the benefits outweigh the side-effects. It will help if you use the smallest dose possible. You must be aware that when you deliver your baby, the baby maybe born with muscle stiffness, problems with feeding and constant crying. It is also passed on through the breast milk. ...Read more

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Hello doctor!!! I have a problem nd that is my dry skin... Nd I knw the reason y it is because I live in a place where hard water is. So tell me nw what precautions to be taken for it? And what kind of soaps and shampoos to be used...???

Hello doctor!!! I have a problem nd that is my dry skin... Nd I knw the reason y it is because I live in a place where hard water is. So tell me nw what precautions to be taken for it? And what kind of soaps and shampoos to be used...???

Dry skin: Water softening units can be installed in the home to remove minerals from water. Avoid overly hot or long showers/bathing. Use gentle soaps/conditioners (dove soap) and moisturize frequently throughout the day (and always right after you pat dry after bathing). Can use heavier moisturizers/creams such as Cetaphil, Eucerin Aquaphor and lighter ones that contain no alcohol or additives (Vanicrea ...Read more