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Need help with disinfectants and antiseptics with e coli and b megaterium. What do you suggest?

Need help with disinfectants and antiseptics with e coli and b megaterium. What do you suggest?

Disinfectants, antiseptics: All disinfectants (used on inanimate object) and most antiseptics (used on humans) when used in their appropriate way, will kill bacteria including the ones you mention. It's hard to suggest a product because it is unknown what is being cleaned- it's certainly inappropriate to use bleach directly on a person, or to smother a countertop with a hand-washing gel or tincture of iodine! ...Read more

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Botulinum Poisoning (Definition)

An illness due to toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum. ...Read more


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Need doctor's help! will melotonin help with sinuses?

Need doctor's help! will melotonin help with sinuses?

No: Melatonin is of no benefit directly with the sinuses. It might help you sleep better and if lack of sleep is contributing to your sinus problem then it could help. ...Read more

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I need some help with bulimia tips?

I need some help with bulimia tips?

Helping Bulimia: Bulimia is an eating d/o. Bulimics are not comfortable with their body weight and self image. They feel that they are obese, despite normal weight. Avoid bingeing by eating several small healthy meals throughout the day. Seek psychotherapy to correct cognitive distortions about body image. Self induced vomiting may lead to electrolyte imbalance, causing cardiac arrhythmia and death. Monitor weight. ...Read more

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Help, what to do with a wound with eczema?

Help, what to do with a wound with eczema?

Wound and eczema: First you would prevent the wound from infection and treat it with topical antibotics , then after which concentrate on the eczema. ...Read more

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Need help with physiotherapy, who can I talk to?

Need help with physiotherapy, who can I talk to?

A Physiatrist, : An orthopedist, your family doctor or even sometimes a neurologist. What's the problem? Certain injuries require less expertise to diagnose and treat, like a sprained ankle. Some injuries can be quite complicated. ...Read more

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Can lactobacillus help with tonsil stones , can probiotics help too, or what do you recomend please help?

Can lactobacillus help with tonsil stones , can probiotics help too, or what do you recomend please help?

Oral hygiene: There are really no medications, or diet that can prevent tonsil stones. They are calcified debris from the mouth and to some extent the nasal cavity. Preventing accumulation of debris in you mouth with salt water rinses after meals, good oral hygiene, (including tongue scraping), and nasal lavages if congestion is present, can help. If dramatic symptoms persist, tonsil removal is an option. ...Read more

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How beneficial can botox be for somebody with gastroparesis?

How beneficial can botox be for somebody with gastroparesis?

Helpful: It can be helpful but it doesn't fix the problem. The effect usually lasts three months or so but each time you do it, it lasts a little less. ...Read more

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Need help with my bladder problemI?

 Need help with my bladder problemI?

Water: Water is the best thing for the bladder. Cut out caffeine, alcohol, carbonated beverages and spicy foods. Urgency can occur from hyperactive receptors on bladder and stress. There are medications to help this. If leakage with coughing or sneezing occur, losing weight and kegel exercises can be helpful. If menopausal, vaginal estrogens can be helpful. ...Read more

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Could you use acupuncture to help with asthma?

Could you use acupuncture to help with asthma?

Not proven effective: Researchers examined studies on acupuncture and asthma, and concluded that acupuncture has no proven benefit for asthma. Asthma is a disease that clears up and recurs, over and over, so a patient can mistakenly believe acupuncture helps his resolving asthma symptoms, when in fact it is the real medications and time that are reversing his inflammation and symptoms. Homeopathy also is not effective. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help with treating spinabifida symptoms at all?

Can acupuncture help with treating spinabifida symptoms at all?

See below: Acupuncture will not cure defects from spinabifida. However, if symptomatic - it can reduce surrounding inflammation/ pain. ...Read more

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Need expert help. Can someone be allergic to water?

Need expert help. Can someone be allergic to water?

Ingestion or exposure: Aquagenic urticaria is a rare form of physical urticaria, when exposed to cold water hives and itching develop, also ice can induce the reaction when placed over the skin for few minutes, probably ingestion of ice cold juices/shakes can cause some reaction. Treatment is avoiding exposure to cold/ice cold water or beverages and histamines in case of exposure ...Read more

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How can you help someone with autism?

How can you help someone with autism?

Care & Attention: See what upsets them and try to avoid it. See what sooths them and try to facilitate it. Other items depend on their level of functioning and communication. Sometimes they might need help in new situations and you could help provide comfort or a safety net for them. Talke to others that care for and help autistic children and adults. ...Read more

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Can a doctor suggest how to deal with sea lice?

Can a doctor suggest how to deal with sea lice?

Yes: Here is a great article! http://www.Doh.State.Fl.Us/environment/medicine/foodsurveillance/pdfs/sea_lice_or_sea-bather%27s_eruption.Pdf.

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Need help badly with anxieties?

Need help badly with anxieties?

See Dr: Hope dr has time to recommend non pharmacologic answers such as exercise, diet&relaxation techniques in addition to ssri meds first.It is so easy for us to rx drugs like valium, xanax, (alprazolam) Ativan or the like which have some degree of risk. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some good treats for my cat with urinary problems?

Can you suggest some good treats for my cat with urinary problems?

Cat question: Here are three sites where you can get this answered: My Pet ED : http://www.mypeted.com/ * Just Answer On-line Vets at: http://www.justanswer.com/sip/veterinary * Ask a Vet: http://www.banfield.com/Pet-Owners/Pet-Health/Ask-a-Vet * Or contact your veterinarian.Good luck. ...Read more