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Doctor insights on: Open Water Swimming Tips Techniques

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2 Boiling water burns, 5 days ago,above knee,size of index with thumb,blisters can i use Tegaderm &vaseline gauze and swim safely in pool and sea?

2 Boiling water burns, 5 days ago,above knee,size of index with thumb,blisters can i use Tegaderm &vaseline gauze and swim safely in pool and sea?

Do not recommend : That. First off any burn would burn more in salt....SSD cream is very good for burns. Burn wounds can be dangerous. Must keep a close eye for infection. Tetanus history should be evaluated as well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use condoms in water, under water (shower, bath, hot tub, swimming pool, etc.)?

Is it safe to use condoms in water, under water (shower, bath, hot tub, swimming pool, etc.)?

No harm: As the described scenarios should place you at any health risk. It likely will compromise the effectiveness of a condom, as it can "wash away" any spermicide and promote a condom "slipping off". ...Read more

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How to soak open wounds in epsom salt?

Really bad idea: The real question is what slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, epsom salts, bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Any tips on good stretching techniques, full body preferably?

Any tips on good stretching techniques,  full body preferably?

With : Access to the internet you can research any and all stretching techniques available. Also yoga and other classes perform great stretching guidelines. Find what fits you best. ...Read more

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How much faster does drinking Warm Salt Water help Nasal cilia move than drinking Regular Warm Water?

How much faster does drinking Warm Salt Water help Nasal cilia move than drinking Regular Warm Water?

Nasal Rinses: Drinking warm salt water vs regular water will have no effect on your nasal cilia. Staying well hydrated with regular water can help thin out nasal secretions. Benefits of saline (saltwater) nasal rinses include: washes the mucus and irritants from your nose, moisturizes the sinus passages, studies have shown that nasal irrigation improves cell function (the cells that move the mucus work better). ...Read more

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Can salt water and alchohol baths help with river blindness infection?

Can salt water and alchohol baths help with river blindness infection?

I don't think so: If i had onchocerciasis, i would opt for oral Ivermectin or possibly doxycycline. I wouldn't bank on saline/alcohol baths doing the trick. ...Read more

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Could goggling with warm salt water help swelling and healing process of wisdom extraction?

Could goggling with warm salt water help swelling and healing process of wisdom extraction?

No: The best thing you can do is apply cold(ice) compresses, half hour on, half hour off immediately after the surgery. This will help keep the swelling down.Do this the first 8 hrs. Nothing will totally eliminate swelling. The amount of swelling you get is alsoproportional to the difficulty of the surgery, your age, overall health, etc. ...Read more

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How safe are those japanese toilets with spray water tubing?

How safe are those japanese toilets with spray water tubing?

Toto toilets: Apparently very safe when used as directed. Any tool can be unsafe if directions are not followed or the tool is abused. They do require extra plumbing & are initially quite expensive, especially the ones with all the bells & whistles, but people who have used these toilets tell me they will never go back to anything else. ...Read more

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Can I swim in a public pool with open herpes sores?

Can I swim in a public pool with open herpes sores?

Yes: People likely swim in swimming pools while having new herpes sores, all over the world. Fortunately, there doesn't seem to be any news reports of outbreaks of herpes related to swimming in pools. ...Read more

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I'd it safe to swim in chlorinated water pool during pregnancy ? And go to water parks staying in water for hours ? I'm 13 weeks pregnant

I'd it safe to swim in chlorinated water pool during pregnancy ? And go to water parks staying in water for hours ? I'm 13 weeks pregnant

Ok: Yes, it's ok. Don't do anything that would force water into the vagina, such as some of the higher slides. Also don't get overheated in a hot tub/pool - this can be like having a fever and is not particularly good for your baby. ...Read more

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Will spraying shower with vinegar water after each shower help prevent spread of athletes feet? Will spread athle feet while being treatd if barefoot?

Will spraying shower with vinegar water after each shower help prevent spread of athletes feet? Will spread athle feet while being treatd if barefoot?

Relax: If you have athlete's foot you can soak your feet in vinegar for 3 minutes before taking a shower until athlete's foot is clear. Walking barefoot on dry surfaces will not spread athlete's foot fungus and actually helps to get rid of it. Thoroughly drying the feet after showering is helpful as well. ...Read more

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What happens if you swim with your eyes open underwater in a chlorine swimming pool?

What happens if you swim with your eyes open underwater in a chlorine swimming pool?

Eye irritation: Chlorine is an eye irritant. It can create a mild chemical burn on the skin covering the white of the eye (conjunctiva) and the clear window of the eye (cornea). Although it is not dangerous, it is very uncomfortable. If you have sensitive eyes or are at a pool with a high chlorine level, wear swim goggles or a mask. ...Read more

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