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Why would a nursing home have petting zoo animals brought into nursing home?

Why would a nursing home have petting zoo animals brought into nursing home?

Pet therapy: Pet therapy has been well recieved in hospitals as well as nursing homes. In order to be labelled as a pet dog--the animal has to undergo certain testing. I am sure if one is opposed to having an animal in their room- the staff would welcome your concern. The friendly animal can bring a lot of happiness in the person visited. ...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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What's the ideal humidity level in my home to avoid mold allergens?

What's the ideal humidity level in my home to avoid mold allergens?

40 - 50%: Shoot for 40 - 50% to help reduce mold and keep the humidity level comfortable. ...Read more

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Do dust mites and their released allergens reside in clothing?

Do dust mites and their released allergens reside in clothing?

They can: Dust mites can live in clothing, although most people wash their clothes often enough for this to not be a problem. The biggest area they live is in bedding. If you're allergic to dust mites, you can get a special cover for your mattress. You should also wash your bedding regularly to keep them under control. ...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 house cleaner bring in dust mites from her vacuum?

Can my house cleaner bring in dust mites from her vacuum?

Yes: Theoretically yes. If she is not emptying the receptacle or changing the bag between jobs, then yes. Also, if she knows she serviced a place with dust mites, she should disinfect her equipment. ...Read more

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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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Any special health rules in nursing home with conjunctivitis?

Any special health rules in nursing home with conjunctivitis?

Wash your hands: The best thing for preventing spread of conjunctivitis in any setting is washing your hands and keeping them out of your eyes. ...Read more

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If we have a child in the house, which indoor and outdoor plants should we avoid?

Yes: Do not allow your child to be in contact with any plants. They should all be out of reach or contact. ...Read more

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Are lighting candles in your house hazardous?

Are lighting candles in your house hazardous?

Yes.: If you look at the statistics on home fires.. Yes. There are probably not too many other hazards. ...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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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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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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Is buying a home that has pets that live inside the home, harmful to my family members that have extreme allergies?

Is buying a home that has pets that live inside the home, harmful to my family members that have extreme allergies?

Thorough cleaning: Assuming the pets are now gone and the extreme allergies are to animal dander, the house can usually be sufficiently cleaned to allow living there. It will require professional cleaning of carpets (or carpet removal), cleaning of walls, window coverings/draperies, vents, furnace filter, etc. If not cleaned thoroughly, the animal dander levels may linger for months! ...Read more

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Are there vaccines/medicin to terminate house mite allergies?

Are there vaccines/medicin to terminate house mite allergies?

Desensitization: Allergy shots including dust mite allergen should be of help. ...Read more

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I need help with diagnosing my wife's bedroom allergies! could it be the cedar closets in our new home?

I need help with diagnosing my wife's bedroom allergies! could it be the cedar closets in our new home?

Probably dust mite: Dust mite is the most common allergen in the bedroom. They live in your pillow, mattress, and bed linens and eat your dead skin. An allergy evaluation with a board certified allergist would be helpful in identifying the problem. ...Read more

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