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Sneezing in friends home in india. Can this be ornithosis/parrot fever?

Sneezing in friends home in india. Can this be ornithosis/parrot fever?

Probably not: Ornithosis (a.K.A. Psittacosis) usually causes fever associated with malaise, headache and cough. Sneezing alone would not be suggestive of this diagnosis. ...Read more

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How dangerous is visiting a nursing home. Are >50% of nursing homes infected with norovirus?

How dangerous is visiting a nursing home.  Are >50% of nursing homes infected with norovirus?

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 more

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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?

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

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How can one go about proving black mold in one's rented house in edm, alb, can?

How can one go about proving black mold in one's rented house in edm, alb, can?

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

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How do dr's in the hospital test for mold in the lungs?

How do dr's in the hospital test for mold in the lungs?

BAL: Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) is likely the best diagnostic test for such a diagnosis. Before this, however, you may benefit from chest x ray and other more simple tests. A pulmonary doctor would likely perform BAL For you ...Read more

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How cam bilirubin in babies be manage in the home?

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How cam bilirubin in babies be manage in the home?

Biliblanket: Moderate degree of jaundice in infants who are not at high risk can be managed at home. However, bilirubin level has to be monitored closely. ...Read more

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How could take precautionary measures for myself during these floods in Chennai in India?

How could take precautionary measures for myself during these floods in Chennai in India?

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

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Can air pockets in the lung in a child who had rsv, ever go away?

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Can air pockets in the lung in a child who had rsv, ever go away?

Yes, in most cases: Air trapping associated with small airway obstruction, e.g., RSV bronchiolitis or asthma, is generally amenable to proper treatment of underlying conditions. ...Read more

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What are warm towels used for in a home birth?

What are warm towels used for in a home birth?

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 more

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Are there any serious pathogens you need to worry about from splashing in a decorative fountain in a park? Cold water and in wisconsin.

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

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Dirty air in your house a risk if ragweed allergy?

Dirty air in your house a risk if ragweed allergy?

NO: Ragweed is a specific plant, which usually results in allergy symptoms in the fall. ...Read more

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Can i catch chlamydia from showering in water, if there is bacteria in the water in my house? Or from public toilet seats?

Can i catch chlamydia from showering in water, if there is bacteria in the water in my house? Or from public toilet seats?

Nope: You can catch a genital chlamydial infection only by sex with an infected partner. There are no exceptions. If you are concerned, see your doctor for futher advice. ...Read more

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Should I carry mask in middle east in case of biological weapons?

Should I carry mask in middle east in case of biological weapons?

No: Doubt it would have any benefit against a weaponized biological agent or a neurotoxin. You would need a biohazard set up or specialized mask to work. Thankfully the chance of such an attack is exceedingly small unless you plan on traveling into syria which would be a foolish idea. ...Read more

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If living at home at 25, can I bring home girls?

If living at home at 25, can I bring home girls?

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 more

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Are their any helpful home remedies for pink-eye in a child?

Are their any helpful home remedies for pink-eye in a child?

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

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Can my home water heater also be a source of ldb contamination?

No.: Not typically. Small water systems and those at temps above 120 f are not a significant source of contamination. ...Read more

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Spreading of staff infections in assisted living community possible if used washer and dryers?

Possible: Possible in washing machine highly unlikely in dryer. Use hottest water, chlorine when possible which will lessen the risk. ...Read more