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Dr. Harry Dollahite Dr. Dollahite
Orthopedic Surgery
years in practice
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What to do about hip flexor/buttock pain after foam rolling?

What to do about hip flexor/buttock pain after foam rolling?

Allow time to heal: Certainly this sounds like a soft tissue strain and injury event from your foam rolling. I would stop that activity, and concentrate instead on stretching combined with soft tissue massage, heat, alternating ice and activity modifications. Anti-inflammatory medications are reasonable unless there are medical contraindications. Water therapy, whirlpool or deep tissue massage may help. ...Read more

Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Dr. Jack Mutnick Dr. Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
13 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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Can a man be allergic to polyurethane?

Can a man be allergic to polyurethane?

Yes: You should see an allergist or dermatologist for patch testing to determine what chemical sensitivities you really have. ...Read more

Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Anthony Leazzo Dr. Leazzo
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I have neurophy! does working once with polyurethane contribute toward this problem? I used to do gym floor re-coatings for many years.

I have neurophy! does working once with polyurethane contribute toward this problem?  I used to do gym floor re-coatings for many years.

No: While flooring products have been shown to cause neuropathies, you would have needed continuous exposure for years to acquire a neuropathy from them. One exposure usually doesn't cause them. Look into other sources. ...Read more

Dr. Albert Pizzo Dr. Pizzo
Family Medicine
56 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Can a person have ill effects from being exposed to polyurethane, acetone, rubbing alcohol, etc?

Can a person have ill effects from being exposed to polyurethane, acetone, rubbing alcohol, etc?

Exposure to chemical: Yes. Prolonged or excessive exposure to any of these substances can cause toxicity and illness. Always be careful when you are exposed to chemicals and protect yourself. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott Dr. Abbott
Preventive Medicine
41 years in practice
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Floors were redone in apt below mine with polyurethane. Smell came into my place and was very strong. They said it was safe for me to stay. Was it?

Floors were redone in apt below mine with polyurethane. Smell came into my place and was very strong. They said it was safe for me to stay. Was it?

General guidelines: suggest that those who might be especially affected by fumes--pregnant woman, elderly and sick and young children--should avoid exposure. Brief exposure such as you describe might cause some lung irritation or aggravation of asthma (if you have it) or a headache, but this brief exposure should not have worrisome long term health effects for you. Stay well:) ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Do polyurethane condoms rally work as well as latex condoms?

Do polyurethane condoms rally work as well as latex condoms?

Not really: Studies of the effectiveness of latex vs polyurethane condoms demonstrated that non-latex condoms are not as effective (higher slippage & breakage rate) as latex condoms. But they are considered an effective substitute for someone with latex allergies. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sinclair Dr. Sinclair
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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What is the best type of lubricant to use with polyurethane condoms?

What is the best type of lubricant to use with polyurethane condoms?

Lots of options: Anything that does not cause skin irritation is just fine. Certain oils can dissolve latex condoms. Avoid the lubricants that have scents added or things to make the skin feel hot. Astroglide and pjur are safe and effective. ...Read more

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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Wood floors just refinished with oil-based polyurethane. Fumes /smell is horrible. Have two kids under 5. How long should we leave the house?

Wood floors just refinished with oil-based polyurethane. Fumes /smell is horrible. Have two kids under 5. How long should we leave the house?

When tolerable: Air out the house and ask the floor experts for the recommendations the manufacturer has regarding the care of the product used and when to return. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Does smelling polyurethane in a room with it painted/refinished months ago cause miscarriage risk? Is there a diff in danger between freshly painted poly vs poly that has been off gassing for months?

Does smelling polyurethane in a room with it painted/refinished months ago cause miscarriage risk? Is there a diff in danger between freshly painted poly vs poly that has been off gassing for months?

Minimal risk: The medical literature suggests polyurethane fumes can increase miscarriage risk but the risk is not quantified. Because millions of pregnant women have been exposed to these fumes i'd presume the risk is low but in general risks increase with higher degrees of exposure. Freshly painted poly will off-gas more than older poly but the stronger the odor the more you are being exposed. See comment:. ...Read more

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Dr. David Lipkin Dr. Lipkin
Internal Medicine
48 years in practice
Howard University College of Medicine
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Are polyurethane and polyisoprene condoms just as effective for protection against STD and STI as latex condoms?

Are polyurethane and polyisoprene condoms just as effective for protection against STD and STI as latex condoms?

Yes: Polyurethane condoms were designed for people allergic to latex. Some people are also allergic to polyurethane and that case they can use polyisoprene condoms. They all prevent the transmission of viruses and bacteria that cause HIV and STD provided they are used properly. ...Read more

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh Dr. Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Was using polyurethane for our kitchen got really sick. Still sob, chest hurts lungs hurt just all around don't feel good. Anything i can do?

Need to get out: The fumes from it can cause trouble breathing, you need to be out of the house for the next couple of days until they dissipate, stay with a friend for 2-3 days and air out the kitchen. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Girlfriend allergic to latex and skinzs condom what about polyurethane and will she be ok just burning and now itch was just in her for brief second?

Girlfriend allergic to latex and skinzs condom what about polyurethane and will she be ok just burning and now itch was just in her for brief second?

Rubber: Despite claims to the contrary, both of the condoms contain rubber although one may be less allergenic than the other due to manufacturing process. The problem you may encounter is that your GF may become increasingly allergic to the rubber leading to potentially life-threatening issues. You may consider polyurethane although I am not familiar with its performance stats. ...Read more

Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Had wood floors refinished with oil-based polyurethane. Kept kids out of home 3 days, but smell (fumes?) persist, causing headaches in 5-yr-old. WWYD?

Had wood floors refinished with oil-based polyurethane. Kept kids out of home 3 days, but smell (fumes?) persist, causing headaches in 5-yr-old. WWYD?

Open up house: I would get the kids out of house again if they are symptomatic and open up your windows and doors to allow as much aeration as possible. I'm sure in the long run you will be happy you had he work done, but right now it is difficult to see the forest through the trees. Take it day by day until the fumes resolve. ...Read more

Dr. John Edwards Dr. Edwards
Pediatrics
23 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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How much does risk of cancer increase from exposure to polyurethane fumes? When and how should we start screening kids for cancer due to the exposure?

How much does risk of cancer increase from exposure to polyurethane fumes? When and how should we start screening kids for cancer due to the exposure?

Hard to quantify: depends on how much exposure, for how long. For typical household refinishing floors and letting things air out before you come back in house, probably pretty hard to say there's a direct link or need for rapid screening. if there is a more prolonged and heavy exposure, would be a good idea to see what you can do to reduce it and consider talking with your kids' doc. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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If family is getting headaches during exposure to recently-refinished wood floors fumes (polyurethane), what should we do? Do headaches= brain damage?

If family is getting headaches during exposure to recently-refinished wood floors fumes (polyurethane), what should we do? Do headaches= brain damage?

Leave and aerate: Common side effect of polyurethane- leave the premisies. Brain damage would be rare, but possible after prolonged exposure in a confined space. ...Read more

Dr. Karen Dantin Dr. Dantin
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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