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At the beach, if your child says she really has to pee, can she just pee in the ocean?

At the beach, if your child says she really has to pee, can she just pee in the ocean?

Urine: Yes! urine is a sterile fluid. The various waste products that it contains are similiar to those produced by the normal decomopsition of organic matter on land and inthe oceans (oxymetazoline). ...Read more

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Ocean (Definition)

Ocean is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more


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Ocean premium saline nasal spray ok for kids?

Ocean premium saline nasal spray ok for kids?

One of many: There are many balanced nasal, saline products available. I find an ample supply of generics at the dollar store. Most are equivalent in effectiveness. ...Read more

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Do I have a perforated ear drum? I have had chronic earaches since I was a kid. Lately I have noticed that I cannot hear well out of my left ear, and I do hear the ocean sound. I put some ear drops in (left over from my last doctor visit), but it hasn't

Do I have a perforated ear drum? I have had chronic earaches since I was a kid. Lately I have noticed that I cannot hear well out of my left ear, and I do hear the ocean sound. I put some ear drops in (left over from my last doctor visit), but it hasn't

High: High pressures generated from a valsalva maneuver that you performed could generate the type of sound that you described if you had a perforation. Also, if you tasted your eardrops that could be an indirect sign of perforation as a pathway from your ear canal, through a perforation, down the eustacian tube, and into the back of your throat. If you haven't seen an ent, it may be wise to have this checked, get a hearing test, and discuss options for possible corrective surgery if you have a perforation, or other appropriate tympanomastoid surgery depending on the severity of the problem. ...Read more

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Cut from something in the ocean, what to do, should I be concerned?

Cut from something in the ocean, what to do, should I be concerned?

Cut in ocean: Did you step on something, or maybe brush up against some jagged shells? Is the wound clean? You might want to have this checked at an urgent care clinic -- and if you haven't had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years, it's probably a good idea to get one also. ...Read more

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What are good things to use for sea sicknes, vacation soon and I always get very ill on the ocean?

What are good things to use for sea sicknes, vacation soon and I always get very ill on the ocean?

Drammine: Use dramminine or meclizine, both of which are over the counter and keep well hydrated. Ginger caps or teaare good for the stomach too. ...Read more

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I got stung on vacation while in the ocean, should I be concerned?

I got stung on vacation while in the ocean, should I be concerned?

Not enough info: To know. Do you have any on-going symptoms from this? ...Read more

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Anyone else scared of flying over the ocean?

Anyone else scared of flying over the ocean?

Yes: You are not alone; I believe several of the larger carriers have fairly successful programs.
Do talk with your pcp as there is such a range of symptoms so mild sedation to psychiatric evaluation depending on the severity and possible ''tip of the iceberg.''. ...Read more

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Is it safe to relieve yourself in the ocean?

Is it safe to relieve yourself in the ocean?

Sure: Your waters will be joining those of most everyone else who swims in the ocean, along with every other sea creature too. It's a great equalizer, no? ...Read more

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Is it okay to swim in the ocean with an open wound?

Is it okay to swim in the ocean with an open wound?

Open wound: It shouldn't be a problem as long as you are not actively bleeding. The salt water should actually cleanse the wound and should not pose a problem. ...Read more

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After using terconazole 1 day, can I swim in the ocean?

After using terconazole 1 day, can I swim in the ocean?

Can you swim?: I hope so! Are you a good swimmer? Be careful if the surf is high or if there is an undertow. Watch out for sharks! Using terconazole should not have any bearing on this, though it might be best to not swim for a few hours after using it... ...Read more

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What to do if I heard that spirulina can be grown in the ocean?

Yes: It is cultivated using deep ocean water in hawai. It is cultivated using 100% deep ocean water. ...Read more

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If I swim in the ocean, will my body absorb any of the salt from the saltwater? If not, why not?

Skin is a barrier: Because you are covered with skin that is designed to keep out everything that should be kept out...Water, salt and other things. Am I missing your real question? ...Read more

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Why do you die if you drink ocean water?

Why do you die if you drink ocean water?

Salt poisoning: Your body is designed to maintain a constant salt level. The kidneys get rid of the excess in normal circumstances. Ocean water is far saltier than the kidneys can handle, since you are replenishing your internal water supply with ocean water at a higher level than tolerable. So over a short period of time, if that were your only source of water, you would die of salt excess. ...Read more

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What can I do for my bizarre fear of the ocean?

What can I do for my bizarre fear of the ocean?

Find a program: You may be able to locate an adult program to make you comfortable in the ocean. This may not involve any medical doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wear contacts while in the ocean?

Contacts in ocean: Safe yes, smart no. Unless you don't mind losing a contact, best not to wear when you could be splashed in the face / eye. Probably best to take contacts out, if you are going to be exposed to water. Why take the chance of losing your contacts? ...Read more

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I know this may be personal but is my vagina suppose to smell like the ocean?

I know this may be personal but is my vagina suppose to smell like the ocean?

Possible infection: An unusual odor could signal an infection. If you are referring to a fishy odor, this is not normal. Suggest you see a doctor for examination. ...Read more

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Is it ok to swim in the ocean if I have swimmers ear?

Yes, but...: ... The chemistry of the ocean may irritate further the bad ear and either slow the healing process or make it worse. ...Read more

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Can I use ocean spray on 5months baby?

Cranberry juice?: 5-month-old baby is too young for cranberry juice, very dilute apple juice should be ok. Or do you mean a different kind of ocean spray? ...Read more

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Could allergies become worse near the ocean?

Possibly: You could be allergic to an environmental component inherent to the ocean and its proximal areas. ...Read more

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Can I swim in the ocean with stitches on my chest?

Can I swim in the ocean with stitches on my chest?

Likely: As long as the wound is clean, dry and well healed (and at least 2-3 days since being placed) it should be fine. Keep it clean and dry as soon as you are done ...Read more

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How can I treat a rash that shows up after coming out of the ocean?

How can I treat a rash that shows up after coming out of the ocean?

Antihistamines: After swimming in the ocean, take a shower, rinse off, then take an antihistamine. If there are areas that are still itching, then apply a steroid cream. This needs to be evaluated by a specialist in skin diseases such as a board certified allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why do some earthquakes in the ocean cause Tsunamis, and others do not?

Why do some earthquakes in the ocean cause Tsunamis, and others do not?

Not a medical issue: Well I tell you not a medical question so I am out of my expertise but I do believe it is how the earths surface shifts or collapses from the shift caused by the earthquake. So if it is the ocean floor all that body of water is disrupted and is shifted dramatically causing the tsunami. Sad really ...Read more

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Is there a medical disease or psychological disorder that can prevent you from going near the ocean?

Is there a medical disease or psychological disorder that can prevent you from going near the ocean?

Fear: Psychological terms are hydrophobia & aquaphobia. Dynamics could involve past scary experiences involving water in open spaces or accident in areas where there was water, such as near drowning. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has an open wound and she dipped it in the ocean in the Bahamas is she gonna get sick?

My girlfriend has an open wound and she dipped it in the ocean in the Bahamas is she gonna get sick?

Most likely Not: However that depends upon the type of wound and what she is doing to treat it. It also depends upon where the wound is on the body. Make sure to clean and disinfect the wound after going in the water. Start with simple soap and water, follow with an antiseptic treatement from the pharmacy (avoid iodine/betadine) and then clean dressing. If she gets fever, redness, swelling, wound looks bad, go2 ER. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has an open wound and she dipped it in the ocean in the Bahamas is she gonna get sick?

Wound care: Not necessarily. Keep the area clean with warm water and soap. The ocean is notoriously filled with bacteria though, so keep a good eye on it. If it looks like it's getting infected, get it evaluated immediately. Signs of infection include warmth, redness, and increased drainage. ...Read more

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I don't swim well and am afraid I am not strong enough to save myself in the ocean. Can I insist on a life jacket when on a boat?

Yes: It's the law that life jackets that fit be present on board for each person on each vessel that leaves the dock or harbor. Yes, I always wear my jacket in rough seas or when I sail alone and I have 40 years of experience. If someone says that you don't need one, remind them that boating is supposed to be fun and that wearing a life vest enhances your fun. Being more relaxed is what it is all about. ...Read more

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I live along the ocean area in Florida. In general, can people develop earlier cataracts than expected due to extreme bright sunlight?

I live along the ocean area in Florida. In general, can people develop earlier cataracts than expected due to extreme bright sunlight?

Known risk: Sunlight is one of the few proven things that can accelerate the formation and development of cataracts. Always wear sunglasses in the sun. ...Read more

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How do you use ocean saline spray properly?

How do you use ocean saline spray properly?

Lookup suggested use: E.g. at: http://www. Oceannasalcare. Com/saline-nasal-products/saline-nasal-spray & https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Nasal_irrigation. Body is majority water with added salts, proteins, cells, etc. Nasal mucous composed of glycoproteins secreted both to entrap inhalants & in response to internal feelings of sadness. Enough? Will drip/dry & with mucous membrane edema can? Air passages to closed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ocean allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Ocean allergy?

Ocean allergy: Ocean Nasal Spray is sodium chloride - intranasal spray. I am not sure that there are any actual allergies for this. For more info see: http://www. Medicinenet. Com/sodium_chloride-nasal_spray/article. Htm ...Read more

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Are there any risks while pregnant to swim in chlorine pool, lakes, creeks, ocean, etc?

Are there any risks while pregnant to swim in chlorine pool, lakes, creeks, ocean, etc?

Yes: I agree that swimming is wonderful exercise for pregnant swimmers. However, our world's water is not as clean as it once was. Here is a site with lots of information about recreational use, risks, hygienic issues, safety of pools, lakes, rivers, oceans, etc: http://www. Cdc. Gov/healthywater/swimming/index. Html also heed local health department alerts about toxins, infections, outbreaks of illness. ...Read more

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Should I go swimming in the ocean with a large scrap on my leg?

Should I go swimming in the ocean with a large scrap on my leg?

Infection and sharks: Wounds can be infected in water, but one should be aware that organisms from bacteria can cause infections. Also consider sharks are drawn to open wounds. ...Read more

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When I go in the ocean my scrotum shrivels and hurts but I don't know why?

Cold & dartos muscle: Dartos muscle lines inside of the scrotal skin. This contracts when scrotum is exposed to cold ocean water. Same occurs with a cold shower or bath. It is normal physiology. ...Read more