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Ceiling tile removed and particles fell. Baby touched carpet underneath. Put hand mouth. What if she swallowed tiny amount of fiberglass?

Ceiling tile removed and particles fell. Baby touched carpet underneath. Put hand mouth. What if she swallowed tiny amount of fiberglass?

Unlikely: Unless the baby was there for an extended period of time, I would not be concerned! Vacuum thoroughly!!! and NOT TO WORRY...it will pass in feces. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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My son constantly put hands in mouth and smells he smells everything is it cause of concern?

My son constantly put hands in mouth and smells he smells everything is it cause of concern?

No: How old is your son? If he is a child, it is likely to be phase he is going though and it is harmless, as long as you keep chemicals out of his reach.
Wish you and your son good health! ...Read more

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How to prevent catching flu from a visitor who never learn to put hand on mouth while coughing... Will hand gel help me?

How to prevent catching flu from a visitor who never learn to put hand on mouth while coughing... Will hand gel help me?

Keep your distance!: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you can't wash hands than antibacterial gel is ok. Avoid touching mouth, nose or eyes with unclean hands. Cough into crock of elbow. Stay away from people who are ill. ...Read more

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Is it safe if baby puts hands into the mouth after hands are used hand sanitizer alcohol free (leave it dry)? Thanks

Is it safe if baby puts hands into the mouth after hands are used hand sanitizer alcohol free (leave it dry)? Thanks

Sanitizer: Without knowing what product you are using it is impossible to be definitive, but the chances of this doing harm to your baby are infinitessimally small. ...Read more

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Why does my baby put her hands in her mouth?

Why does my baby put her hands in her mouth?

Teething: Teething babies often will put their hands in their mouths to make themselves feel better. Other signs of teething include if they are drooling as well, or tugging at their ears (nerves to the jawbone are shared with the ear which can lead babies to tug at their ears). It may be just exploring their environment too. Just make sure her hands are clean! ...Read more

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My child has cornelia de lange syndrome is it normal for this kids to put their hands in their mouth?

My child has cornelia de lange syndrome is it normal for this kids to put their hands in their mouth?

Yes: It is normal for any kid to put their fingers or hands in their mouth. There are thousands of pleasure nerve fibers in the lips, and kids find them soothing. Normally functioning kids usually grow out of this habit, while those that are mentally challenged may not adapt the social skills of older regular kids. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child has cornelia de lange syndrome is it common for this kids to put their hands in their mouth?

What do you suggest if my child has cornelia de lange syndrome is it common for this kids to put their hands in their mouth?

Foranswers/reference: Putting hands in the mouth is a common feature of children everywhere. Not necessarily related to any specific genetic disorder. Attached there is a link to a site that offers general information and also provides other links to support sites for parents etc. Good luck!
http://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/condition/cornelia-de-lange-syndrome ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my child has cornelia de lange syndrome is it common for this kids to put their hands in their mouth?

Should I be concerned if my child has cornelia de lange syndrome is it common for this kids to put their hands in their mouth?

Cornelia de Lange: Children with Cornelia de Lange syndrome of often developmentally delayed. The frequent placement of objects and hands in the mouth is common in developmentally delayed children, but does put them at higher risk for self poisoning, illness and choking. ...Read more

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People allowing my nine month old to put her hands in there mouth, is this safe?

People allowing my nine month old to put her hands in there mouth, is this safe?

Not really: Everybody's mouth has germs. Your baby putting her hands in their mouth, and then, quite naturally, putting them in her own mouth, passes germs. Your baby is exposed to a lot of germs (bacteria and viruses) every day, but there is no need to increase that with other people's mouth germs! There is research to show that this can also increase the risk of dental cavities in children. ...Read more

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Why does my daughter put her hand in my mouth?

Why does my daughter put her hand in my mouth?

Depends on age: If your daughter is very young, an infant or young child, then putting her hand in your mouth is part of her normal curiosity and exploring of the world around her. If she is older then I would suggest that you talk to her doctor about this behavior. ...Read more

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Can a baby start teething at 2 months old he is almost 3 months he puts his hand in his mouth and cries if he can't put it in his mouth?

Can a baby start teething at 2 months old he is almost 3 months he puts his hand in his mouth and cries if he can't put it in his mouth?

Yes: Teething at 3 months is a normal.

You can use teething rings and damp frozen wash clothes to help your child cope with the process of erupting the new teeth. Use the appropriate amount tylenol (acetaminophen) for severe teething pain. Avoid using medications that you rub on the gums b/c it only will last for 10 to 15 minutes and will not provide lasting relief. ...Read more

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I noticed my 2 month old had trace amounts of poop on his hands and may have put his hands in his mouth. Should I worry?

I noticed my 2 month old had trace amounts of poop on his hands and may have put his hands in his mouth. Should I worry?

No, but. ..: 2 month olds don't know any better, so it's important they wear diapers that you'll likely change often! Also, clean their hands and other 'dirty areas' with mild soap and water. Don't be angry with them, just continue to practice good hygiene. Have fun with him, it's a great time to take videos and photos during this first year; they grow so fast! ...Read more

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I have 3 warts on my scrotum and after touching them I put my hand in my mouth. Will I get oral warts. Please help. Scared!

I have 3 warts on my scrotum and after touching them I put my hand in my mouth. Will I get oral warts. Please help. Scared!

Maybe, but...: Theoretically, yes, it may transmit HPV from place to place if breeding bed is available & suitable for the virus to replicate in right cells under right environment - warm & moist provided the access to skin or mucosal cells is existed by micro-injury by accident or intercourse and personal humoral immunity is not good enough to "kill" & fend of the invading virus. This is life reality; live on. ...Read more

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How long after brushing my teeth should I wait to kiss my baby or let her put her hands in my mouth?

How long after brushing my teeth should I wait to kiss my baby or let her put her hands in my mouth?

Don't worry: Just rinse well after brushing to flush away excess toothpaste, then give your baby all the kisses you want. And best possible 1st b'day present, a trip to a Pediatric Dental Specialist for his/her 1st Dental Examination to evaluate dento-facial growth, tooth emergence, oral hygiene for babies, fluoride management, prevention of baby bottle syndrome, etc. ...Read more

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I have a cold sore and my two month old may have touched my lip and then put his hands in his mouth. Are the chances high that he'll get hsv-1?

I have a cold sore and my two month old may have touched my lip and then put his hands in his mouth. Are the chances high that he'll get hsv-1?

It depends on...: If a cold sore is freshly oozing, there are lots of viruses there. If it hasn't broken open, or has already scabbed over, there is less chance of viral transmission. Since herpes type 1 virus infections happen to the great majority of people, it is extremely hard, if not nearly impossible, to prevent oneself from being infected during his lifetime. A baby should be checked, if any signs of herpes. ...Read more

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How to test for oral hpv? I touched my scrotum, in which it has warts and then put my hand inside my mouth accidently.? HPV transmit like this right?

How to test for oral hpv? I touched my scrotum, in which it has warts and then put my hand inside my mouth accidently.? HPV transmit like this right?

What will be will be: We don't test for what one might put in his mouth because there are likely a billion germs that one transfers from his hands to his mouth in the course of a lifetime. What will be will be. Otherwise, one would have to visit the doctor every week of his life to get his mouth examined and samples taken. There's much more to life than worrying about things like that. If lesions grow, then we check. ...Read more

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My infant was kissed on her hand by someone with a history of cold sores (no active sore). She put her hand in her mouth; could she contracted hsv-1?

My infant was kissed on her hand by someone with a history of cold sores (no active sore). She put her hand in her mouth; could she contracted hsv-1?

An older infant?: Actually, the majority of the population has had hsv-1 oral herpes already. We try not to spread obvious germs, so people with cold sores shouldn't kiss until the sores are gone. With young babies, it's best to avoid getting infections from other people. After a baby is older and stronger, such as at the toddler age, getting an hsv-1 infection causes mouth and gum sores, but the toddlers recover. ...Read more

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I touched the warts on my scrotum and and accidently put my hand on the mouth. I'm scared I mightve transmitted to throat?

I touched the warts on my scrotum and and accidently put my hand on the mouth. I'm scared I mightve transmitted to throat?

Different habitat: Warts actually come from more than 100 different virus types - so what this means, is it's very unlikely that warts that live in the genital tract will spread to 'non-genital' areas. If the genital warts bother you - you can easily see a doctor who can get rid of them for you. The old fashioned way is 'ablation' which means destruction. There is a cream available called imiquimod. See ID doc pls. ...Read more

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Had pharyngitis 3 months back. And have genital warts. I touched my warts and put my hand in my mouth. White patches at back of throat. O.P cancer?

Had pharyngitis 3 months back. And have genital warts. I touched my warts and put my hand in my mouth. White patches at back of throat. O.P cancer?

Too soon to be: cancer, but could be warts. See ENT Dr. And have this checked out. They can remove them in the throat and eliminate your risk of cancer down the road. ...Read more

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I use chemical sunscreen on my face daily. Should I be concern if my baby touch or brush across my face briefly and puts his hands in his mouth later?

I use chemical sunscreen on my face daily. Should I be concern if my baby touch or brush across my face briefly and puts his hands in his mouth later?

Likely not: I would not be concerned unless you have just applied it to your face and it is still wet. If the babies hands are wet when they touch your face then wash the babies hands before he puts them in his mouth. Well that is probably overkill but if you are concerned then it gives you some peace of mind :) ...Read more

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Almost 3 month old has fever that comes & goes some drooling & puts his hand in his mouth a lot could he be teething so little? What can I do to help him?

Almost 3 month old has fever that comes & goes some drooling & puts his hand in his mouth a lot could he be teething so little? What can I do to help him?

See doctor: Unfortunately 3 month olds can't tell you want is wrong. So, it is best to see the doctor and find out what is going on and how to treat it. ...Read more

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Our 5 month old baby has a temperature of 37.8 in one ear and 37 in the other ear. He puts his hands in his mouth in anguish. Could it be teething?

Our 5 month old baby has a temperature of 37.8 in one ear and 37 in the other ear. He puts his hands in his mouth in anguish. Could it be teething?

It is impossible to: Determine what is wrong for your infant without being able to examine him. You need to take him to be evaluated by a health care provider as soon as possible. Do not delay! ...Read more

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Is it ok if I put sunscreen on my baby hands and she puts them in her mouth?

Is it ok if I put sunscreen on my baby hands and she puts them in her mouth?

No: It's not a good idea for infants to ingest sunscreen. For this very reason, I recommend that sunscreen not be put on the hands of babies. ...Read more

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My 11 month old has hand foot and mouth disease its really bad on his face is there anything I can put or use on his face? He scratching it bad!

My 11 month old has hand foot and mouth disease its really bad on his face is there anything I can put or use on his face? He scratching it bad!

Keep it clean: The primary worry with any large area affected by blistering is the open areas can become secondarily infected with bacteria. Gentile cleaning several times a day with an antibacterial soap will help most heal as quickly as possible. Cleaning also washes away the salt from sweat that makes the areas itch. Some use antibiotic ointment or cream for worrisome areas. ...Read more

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Can you get hsv1 from sharing popcorn with someone who has it like they put some in their mouth then put their hand back in to get more can I get it

Likely no: While you shouldn't share drinks or utensils with someone who is having symptoms from their hsv, finger-to-finger contact over popcorn should not be a big risk. If you're worried, get a bowl and have separate servings of the popcorn. ...Read more

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