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My dad did home renos such as demo and redo basement in late 1980's to our home built in 1957. Should I worry that there was asbestos in the drywall?
Probably: yes but exposure was minimalGet a more detailed answer ›
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
I live in a house where several indoor outdoor cats stay in the back room and i'm alergic to cats.Are there any good allergie masks to deal with this?
Cat allergies: If you are going to live with those cats for a while, you need to consider allergy shots. They have a 95% success rate with cat allergies. It is a better long term solution and face masks are really useless unless you are actually cleaning after the cats and do not want to inhale particulate matter from their litter. ...Read more
Kits: There are kits available that you can buy to measure the mold that you find in your house or you can hire a professional to come out and test it. These kits are available online or in your local hardware store typically. ...Read more
Some suggestions: It is important to discard any foods that come in contact with flood waters. Also you need to drink bottled water and if that is not possible then boil water for 10 minutes before drinking it. Stay out of flooded buildings. Seek medical care for any signs of infection such as fever, cough, vomiting or diarrhea. Do not allow children to play in flooded areas. ...Read more
Yes.: Though you probably release more of them just carrying the wood to the fireplace. ...Read more
Home Birth: The warm towels are used to dry and warm the baby after delivery. When babies are delivered they are wet and cold. It is very important to dry and warm them quickly. This is done the same way regardless of wether the baby is delivered at home or in the hospital. After being dried they can either be placed in warm towels or simply placed on mom's chest for body heat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any serious pathogens you need to worry about from splashing in a decorative fountain in a park? Cold water and in wisconsin.
Unlikely.: The two important characteristics of the water that make it unlikely to be a problem is that it is (1) cold, and that it is a (2) fountain, which should mean it is circulating, always moving water. The water that would be much more likely to contain dangerous bacteria and other organisms would be warm and stagnant (not running like a river). ...Read more
NO: Ragweed is a specific plant, which usually results in allergy symptoms in the fall. ...Read more
Can i catch chlamydia from showering in water, if there is bacteria in the water in my house? Or from public toilet seats?
I Disagree: When living with someone else such as your parents or a roomrate, common courtesy rules apply. I would discuss it with your parents and decide after that.I know that in my home, i expect people visiting to respect the " rules" about things, such as smoking, guests etc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Relief, not cure: Most pink eye in childhood and infancy is due to viral conjunctivitis. You can relieve the symptoms with warm soaks and bland eyedrops to clear out secretions. Sometimes there is bacterial infection - look for swelling, pus, crusting. If these are present see your ophthalmologist. Home remedies can relieve symptoms but not cure the problem. ...Read more