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Multiple wakings in terror, perceived intruder approaching. Physically attacking "intruders" (lamp, dresser, fan) while not fully conscious. Smashed 2 toes, cut open fist, destroyed objects. Pls help!
Read that paper towels contain formaldehyde. Dry my newborns pacifier off with paper towels . Harmful to baby?
They don't: Vegetarians are humans with the same digestive capacity as other humans. There are animals known as ruminants, like cows, that have an extra stomach in which bacteria help them break down the cell walls from plants like grass. People can't get nutrition from grass, even if they become vegetarian. Vegetarians eat fruits, vegetables, and plants that are edible to all humans. ...Read more
Serious Questions: Unused gloves? You have to be smarter than this. How could an unused product transmit any infection? Hiv is hard to get. It is not caught by simple contact with an inanimate object. You have to have direct blood to blood or semen to blood access to catch this infection. The knowledge about how HIV is transmitted has stayed the same for 35 years now. ...Read more
Studies show that olive leaf extract interacts with the hiv's enzyme and proteins from stopping the virus from replicating thus destroying the HIV !?
Not enough: That's a far cry from showing that it will be beneficial to people with HIV infection. Lots of things destroy HIV that we can't use for treatment. We already have great drugs that stop viral replication. What we need now is something that rids the body of latent infection. Neither killing the virus nor stopping its replication will do that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can rabies virus transmit by water while washing saliva from intact skin and water pass through broken skin?
Theoretically, yes: Theoretically it is possible to transmit the virus in saliva from an intact surface to a non-intact surface. The amount of dilution and size of the area of non-intact skin will determine the probability of transmission, in addition to the further dilution of the viral load following the recognition of contact with non-intact skin. If in doubt, post-exposure prophylaxis should be considered. ...Read more
No, Rodent urine: Leptospirosis is maintained in nature by chronic kidney infection of rodents and other small mammal resevoirs. These animals may be infected at birth and excrete leptospires continuously throughout life. Human infection occurs through direct or indirect contact with urine or tissues of infected animals. Indirect contact with contaminated water or soil causes the majority of cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the fungus that cause athlete`s foot transmit easily through water eg shared bath/swimming pool?
Ideal environment: Fungus is a ground loving organism. It thrives in a warm moist dark environment, this is why antifungal powders can be so effective for controlling athletes foot infections. Control the moisture and usually you can control the fungal infections. Routine thorough cleaning of community areas is obviously also helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you get infected from herpes by touching objects such as, cups , towels , earphones , and etc.?
How big is the chance that you contract herpes from inanimate objects such as public tables, doorknobs, toilets, etc?
Anal HPV go through condoms? If I put a hole on cling film, put penis through hole, put condom on penis with bits of cling film in condom. 100% safe?
Nothing is 100% safe: Nothing is 100% safe aside from abstinence. ...Read more
Shouldn't happen: Most healthcare workers use hand lotion during the day because they wash their hands often, and their skin ends up dry. Latex gloves are more likely to be damaged by stronger solvents such as paint thinner, nail polish remover, gasoline, acetone, etc..., but hand lotion should not cause a problem (especially because each glove is used only for a short time). ...Read more
Can urine on public toilet seat transmit Hepatitis B when skin of penis (Shaft) came into contact with it? Or does urine not transmit/carry HBV?
Urine does not carry: HBV. Only blood. You are safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
YES: a cut represents broken skin; however, STDs are just that- infection spread through sexual contact- not from a wet towel. ...Read more
Crib Toys: Yes, as long as you are following the age recommendations on the packaging from the toy company. ...Read more