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Nursing Diagnosis For Kerosene Ingestion
Visiting nursing hom: Nursing home patients usually have medicla problems that make them more prone ot infections and some of these are contagious. I think it also depends on the nurisng home as to the santaion pracices. If you are concerned you should follow good hand hygiene and do not eat anything until you are able to wash your hands after the visit. Also you should wash all your clothes after wards. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: after initial diagnoses, if repeat stool test 5-7 days later is negative then u are nor contagious, but cdiff has spores, and if those spores stay in the colon, especially diverticula, then you can shed spores; u may not have the colitis while the spores are dormant. Hand washing with soap and water is key. ...Read more
If medical marijuana is prescribed for treatment of a degenerative disease, is it legal and safe to smoke while breastfeeding? Via vapor/edibles.
Breastfeeding on Pot: Data indicate that active components of marijuana"pot" are excreted into breastmilk and concentrate in infants. Human and animal studies clearly suggest that early exposure to cannabis is not without risk, and that breastmilk cannabis exposure can produce long-term changes in behavior and mental health. See more at http://www.Infantrisk.Com/content/effects-marijuana-fetus-and-breastfeeding-infants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
People may be : Brought to the hospital for treatment of alcohol poisoning. Alcohol poisoning is usually treated by monitoring the patient & ensuring that he or she does not choke of vomitus or stop breathing. The person is given intravenous fluids (& possibly glucose or thiamin) & supplemental oxygen. Accidental ingestion of methanol or isopropyl alcohol may require dialysis. ...Read more
In the house for a few hours while bathrooms being painted. Used no voc paint. 31 weeks pregnant. Harmful?
Would spray painting in a garage with little to no ventilation in a 3 month duration totaling 6-7 cans be enough to cause toxic encephalopathy?
Probably not, but...: In reality, there is no answer... because there are too many variables. For example, spraying 6-7 cans in a 3-month period (91 days) could mean spraying 1/14 of a can each day for 91 days. A person could spray 1/14 of a can every day while not inhaling, and be just fine. As one can see, there is no meaningful answer without exact details. A patient should see his primary care doctor if worried. ...Read more
My small town dentist has a microwave oven type equipment for sterilization, is it enough for protection from hepatitis and other serious disease?
Micro- or AUTO--: It is highly doubtful that your dentist uses a microwave as you can't put metal in a microwave. It is more likely that you have confused the terms. An autoclave is the standard of care. As long as used by the staff properly, it is effective against disease causing agents: anti-microbial and anti-viral. There is still concern about less common prions as they are not living organisms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: But do not do this on any regular basis. It is used in fish tanks tocreate an acid enviroment and is no for consumption by humans, but doing it once should not kill. Do not make a habit of this. ...Read more
What are the potential long term health concerns/effects of inhaling paraffin wax fumes for two years in a work environment for an average of 25+ hrs?
OSHA and paraffin: The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a governmental agency designed to protect workers from job-related injuries. Please refer to the link below to review their evaluation of paraffin in the workplace: https://www.osha.gov/dts/sltc/methods/partial/pv2047/2047.html ...Read more
Wondering if it's dangerous to be in an enclosed room using nail varnish for hours breathing in the fumes ?
Fumes are bad: Yes it is dangerous to inhale nail varnish in an enclosed room. These fumes can cause damage to nasal and bronchial cilia. Good ventilation is always best when there are fumes/vapors or strong odors. ...Read more
A/N/V/dizziness: If i understand question correctly, the nursing diagnosis should mainly address the actual signs and symptoms. So, severe dehydration should not be nursing diagnosis since technically you may call volume depletion by mistake a dehydration. But would be appropriate to say dizziness, weakness, low blood pressure as these are not disputable and not amenable to error. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Try not to expose child to fumes. If that's not possible, make sure room's well ventilated. ...Read more
Is consuming vinegar (as in salad dressings) by a nursing mom going to have any effect on the baby?
No.: Vast amounts of acetate (the vinegary stuff in vinegar) get made and broken down by the body every minute, anyway. ...Read more
40yr old male.acute inhalational exposure to chromium(+6).experiencing mouth ulcers,GIT upsets. treatment and management options?
How often should seniors be given a bath in a nursing home facility? Who washes their bottom? How?
Nursing home rules: You should ask the nursing home that question for they do have rules to maintain. ...Read more
Allergies still raging 1 wk after exceedingly careful mold remediation in laundry room. Dehumidifier working. How can I tell if environment is safe?
Be systematic: It would be important to: first be certain your symptoms are actually due to allergies and next, attempt to definitively define the sources of your allergies. Then addressing with avoidance and/or medication could be more effectively implemented. There are other treatment options as well. The safety of your environment may then be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok to ask about accidental falls, deaths, infection rates, mrsa, staffing, sodium in diet, transfers, etc if looking at skilled nursing homes?
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