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How safe is infant sleeping in airline basinette in bulkhead?

How safe is infant sleeping in airline basinette in bulkhead?

Bulkhead???: To clarify you do not mean bulkhead as in overhead compartments? If yes then obviously that is not safe. If you mean in a bassinet at your feet for long flights it is just as safe as as infant being in your arms. I would recommend if airline allows that the bassinet is somehow secured during takeoff and landing. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Is derma fillers good for under eye bags?

Is derma fillers good for under eye bags?

It depends: Filler can be used to make the "bag" looks less prominent if the depression around it is filled in. ...Read more

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Are herbal green tea bags good for treating under eye dark circles?

Are herbal green tea bags good for treating under eye dark circles?

Dark Eye Circles: Dark circles under eyes usually aere not a sign of exhaustion or serious illness. They can be cuased by a number of things: seasonal allergies, a cold, a sinus infection, lifestyle (smoking, alcohol) and very offten food sensitivities. Best thing to do is determine if you have food sensitivities by either food allergy testing or rotation diet (look on the internet or read "diet wise". ...Read more

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Are the plastic bags for storing breast milk ok or do they leech molecules?

Are the plastic bags for storing breast milk ok or do they leech molecules?

Unsafe: If they contain these chemicals-bisphenol a(bpa) and phthalates.They have been linked to numerous health problems in babies eg cancer, endocrine disruption, developmental delay, reproductive system damage etc. The safest choice for storing breast milk are glass bottles as it will not react w milk & not treated w harmful chemicals.You can use polypropylene/polyethylene plastic or bpa-free plastic. ...Read more

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65y/o male, w/colostomy bag, surgery 13wk ago¬hing but sick, vomiting some blood, dehydrated, feces in stomach, bags don't work.Lost faith in doc.Advise?

65y/o male, w/colostomy bag, surgery 13wk ago&nothing but sick, vomiting some blood, dehydrated, feces in stomach, bags don't work.Lost faith in doc.Advise?

Bowel obstruction: You may have a bowel obstruction or abscess from resolving infection. You need IV fluid, possible ct scan or xray, bloodwork and possible antibiotics. Many early bowel obstructions within weeks of surgery resolve with conservative medical care. Call your surgeon or go to the hospital if you are feeling really sick. ...Read more

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Will sleeping under a ceiling fan promote allergies?

Will sleeping under a ceiling fan promote allergies?

Ceiling fan &allergy: I'm not sure i understand your question completely but high volume air circulation can exacerbate your nasal and asthma symptoms by drying out your upper airway mucus membrane, thus it becomes easily irritated. ...Read more

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Are plastic bags for breast milk bad?

Are plastic bags for breast milk bad?

Glass is better: Make sure your bags are bpa free. Glass bottles are much less toxic. ...Read more

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What allergy masks are effective and comfortable for sleeping? Being reusable, machine washable and not requiring replacement filters would a big plus

What allergy masks are effective and comfortable for sleeping? Being reusable, machine washable and not requiring replacement filters would a big plus

Too good to be true: There is no mask that can be comfortable and effective yet washable. Sometimes a HEPA filter in the bedroom right above your head may help. The best approach is avoidance especially if you are allergic to dust mites. Consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Do the eye treatments with cold tea bags work?

Do the eye treatments with cold tea bags work?

A little bit: The caffeine in tea bags may produce a small amount of vasoconstriction which will help improve dark circles under the eyes. There are other topical products which will probably be more effective. For more severe bulging under the eyes, blepharoplasty is a effective long term solution. Seek a qualified facial plastic surgeon for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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Can I use home made cucumber eye pads to help reduce the puffiness and dark blue color under my eyes from being tired and sleeping late?

Can I use home made cucumber eye pads to help reduce the puffiness and dark blue color under my eyes from being tired and sleeping late?

Cucumber slices: Slices of cucumbers can be placed under the eyes for this purpose. For any functional eye problems - please see opthamologist. ...Read more

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Napping 3 hours and sleeping 5 hours vs. Sleeping 8 hours straight. Is there any difference?

Napping 3 hours and sleeping 5 hours vs. Sleeping 8 hours straight. Is there any difference?

Probably not: Sleep requirements vary from person to person. If you feel good and are not experiencing the fatigue associated with sleep deprivation it may be O.K. For you as an individual, even though unusuald for most. ...Read more

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On average how much caffeine is in 1tea bag (classic grocery store tea bag )of green tea , and how much is there in black tea black tea ?

On average how much caffeine is in 1tea bag (classic grocery store tea bag )of green tea , and how much is there in black tea black tea ?

Read label first: I drink constant comment both the black and the green decaf and regular. The blacks tend to have more on the order of 7-10 mg. The decaf still has some caffeine you'll need to google the brand name and specific type to get the actual numbers. ...Read more