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Can you get lice (body lice, head lice, pubic lice) by trying on clothes, hats.... or by using a public toilet room?
Germophobia: This is the same question as your others, this time about lice. Like warts, only come from intimate contact with another person, not clothing or contamined environment. Abnormal fear of contagion (germophobia) can be an early sign of serious mental health disability (see "The Aviator", the biopic of Howard Hughes, for a good example). You might benefit from professional counseling about this. ...Read more
Intertrigo: Intertrigo is the word used to describe a rash in body folds. Affected skin is reddened and uncomfortable. Intertrigo is particularly common in those who are overweight. Body folds (flexures) are prone to inflammatory rashes because of: relatively high skin temperature, moisture from insensible water loss and sweating cannot evaporate, friction from movement of adjacent skin results in chafing? ...Read more
Why does sitting in an airplane seat tire you? Should you use those frequent flyer miles to upgrade for business class 'bed'?
Took 6 week old for walk. 80 degrees and very sunny. Legs exposed in stroller for 30 min with no sunblock. Problem?
I am a night custodian at an elementary school I vacuumed mop take out trash and dust mops and clean bathrooms during school year. Is this safe I work?
As long as you: wear gloves and don't touch your face while working, and wash your hands when done,you are safe. ...Read more
Can a cloth contaminate another cloth? For example put clean Shirts in my couch(i sit with dirty clothes), or sit with my dirty pants on a clean cloth
It's all dirty...: Dirt is everywhere. I bet these types of things routinely cause you great stress and anxiety. You should talk to your doctor about possible OCD. There are medicines and therapies that can help reduce stress in these situations. http://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/obssessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd.htm ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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3.9 year old with autism seems ready for potty training but won't sit on potty long enough. Is the iPotty (potty with iPad stand) a good idea for him?
Do you really want : to pair those behaviors? Once you do, transition to a regular toilet is going to be tough! Use his developmental, not chronological, age, for readiness: Can he stay dry for 2 hrs., walk from room to room, recognize the urge to go, use a word to say so (e.g., potty) & pull his pants up & down? If so, use a Little Looster stool & read " Steps to Independence" by Baker, ~$30 on Amazon.com. ...Read more
Think contracted ringworm from couch at son house who watched friend cat, not from swimming pool. Your opinion. Used anti fungal on couch, cushions put in sunshine, and used diatomaceous earth prior to sleeping on it?
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Mother is disabled.: The only way that you can obtain a disabled parking permit or placard for your mother is if your mother is medically disabled. You receive the permit for your vehicle because you will be the one driving your mother to and from wherever she is going. You have to fill out a specific form at the department of motor vehicles and the doctor must fill out portions attesting to your mother's disability. ...Read more
15 weeks pregnant. Used lysol cleaning wipes to clean bathrooms. No gloves. Had room fan on, and no windows. Is this ok? Wipes also contain peroxide.
Cleaning products: Lysol wipes are safe and peroxide used topically is safe as well, i'm not aware of any pregnancy warnings. The fan is helpful and if there are fumes, the window should be open. There are however lots of natural cleaning solutions that you can make yourself that would be safer. ...Read more
I used water from public toilet bowls to wet toilet tissue for wiping my bottom--externally & internally--for yrs as a young adult. Medical concerns?
Worry when stay over sisters.Don't know their sexual habits. If sperm got in bathroom, on towels, sink, toilet, handles, shower. Pregnancy risk? Ocd
Child. Age 3.5yrs. Mass law. 41.4 lbs how much until she's out of a car seat and in a booster seat in back?
Can HPV spread via formites? Im scared of going to public bathrooms and locker rooms after reading about how HPV could remain infective for a ~7 days.
Only by sex!: They're called "sexually transmitted" for good reason. STDs are not simply infections that involve the genitals. The bacteria and viruses that cause them evolved so that they cannot be transmitted by contacts like this -- only by the intimate contact of sex. (If they were so easy to transmit, they would be common without sex and not called STDs!) Don't worry at all about such things. ...Read more
Job, clean houses.Use toilet cleaner with hydrochloric acid along with 4 other cleaners in the bathrooms. I clean 12 rooms aday.Should i wear mask?
Msds sheets : Osha requires that all employers provide msds sheets on all the products that are used. Please review these sheets and make appropriate choices. Any on the job injuries may be grounds for a workers comp case. ...Read more
Ouch: Very low radiation risk but the penile and scrotal skin is pretty sensitive. Thong, anyone? ...Read more
Oh my!: This is about as far from the topic of medicine as you can get. Try another site. ...Read more