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Paraffin Wax Bath Risks
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
I'll bet zero: Husbands and wives seldom infect one another even when having regular unprotected intercourse. I'm not worried about sharing bath towels. Sorry you got a scare. If this is someone you really care about, i'm glad for both of you. Good luck. ...Read more
If I have a fresh cut on my thigh tht bled and i took a bath am i at risk for gangrene? Or any other infections?
Bath water is dirty: Bath water is not clean water (from a wound perspective) as you sitting in it, as there are germs but they would be diluted by the amount of water present. You can potentially get an infection but unlikely. Treat the area with topical antibiotics ; dressings and have your pcp look at it. Till wound heals, it would be prudent to have showers and use protectant dressings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had surgery. Stiches on face. Can i go for steam bath? Any risk of infection? If i want to go, can I use oil on stiches and go for steam bath?
Ask Surgeon.: Although online forums can be useful, these types of questions should only be answered by your surgeon. Remember that he/she knows your situation best and is ultimately responsible for your care. Taking advice from online consultants can be misleading and/or dangerous. Best wishes. ...Read more
My 15 month old choked on water 3 times in the bath tub while trying to drink the water. Could he be at risk for dry drowning? This was 40 minutes ago
Dry drowning: The entity of dry drowning is not something that has been reliably verified as a clinical entity. If your child choked on water in the bath tub while trying to drink it but did not suffer a pronged period of submersion, loss of consciousness, loss of respiratory effort or loss of pulse, and is not having trouble breathing currently, then it is unlikely to lead to adverse problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an accident few months back and smashed my left foot ligaments. Dr gave me some medicines n wax bath but was too busy to finish my treatment. Help?
Foot pain: You should see an orthopedist who specializes in foot and ankle. ...Read more
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