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I clean my 3 yr old daugther marker from her arm with Mr.Clean magic sponge now its red & hurts she is playful,gave her tylenol (acetaminophen) what else can i do?

I clean my 3 yr old daugther marker from her arm with Mr.Clean magic sponge now its red & hurts she is playful,gave her tylenol (acetaminophen) what else can i do?

Wash with water: Wash the area with plain water and pat dry. The purpose is to wash away any additional cleaning agent. I would leave open to air and if inflammation persists, see your doctor If you put any dressing on, use only telfa (non-stick ) pads with paper tape. good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use magic eraser sponge to whiten teeth?

Is it safe to use magic eraser sponge to whiten teeth?

No: Magic eraser sponge is a cleaning product and likely contains cleaning chemicals. Inside the mouth is full of thin gum, cheek and lip tissues. They are thin and readily absorbs anything, including chemicals. The absorbed cleaner chemical will be delivered straight into your body. It is not advisable at all to use magic eraser sponge on your teeth or in your mouth. ...Read more

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What causes sponge kidney?

What causes sponge kidney?

MSK: Medullary Sponge Kidney (MSK) is a congenital disorder caused by malformation of collecting ducts into both small and large cysts. However, the actual cause of the disease remains unknown. ...Read more

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How effective are contraceptive sponges?

How effective are contraceptive sponges?

Best if no delivery: The sponge is more effective for women who have never given birth. If women who have never given birth always use the sponge as directed, 9 out of 100 will become pregnant each year. If women who have never given birth don't always use the sponge as directed, 12 out of 100 will become pregnant each year. 20/100 and 24/100 if previously given birth vaginally. ...Read more

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Why are your lungs more like sponges or balloons?

Why are your lungs more like sponges or balloons?

More like balloons: Lungs maintain their expansion by a tight seal to the chest wall. Like a balloon, if that seal is broken, the lung will collapse inwards. Sponges have a lot of cavities, but will maintain their shape whether full of water or air, or not. You can squeeze a sponge to a small shape but it will quickly expand to its usual shape. ...Read more

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Have you heard if sea sponge pessary and does it work?

Have you heard if sea sponge pessary and does it work?

Sea sponge pessary: Sea sponges are used by women who have a uterine prolapse and seem to be wll tolerated. They are also used by young girls instead of tampons. ...Read more

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Is the today sponge effective ? If so how effective is it ?

Is the today sponge effective ? If so how effective is it ?

Yes it is effective: Yes the Today sponge is effective. According to literature the Today sponge's effectiveness is at 89-91%. Birth control pills when taken properly are actually more effective. But the Today Sponge is not protective of STD's, Please use condoms for protection. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of the contraceptive sponge?

What are the disadvantages of the contraceptive sponge?

High failure rate: The failure rate within the first year for patients who have never had a baby before is 9-16%. For patients who have had a baby, the failure rate is 26-30%. If your are looking for non-hormonal contraception, i would recommend an iud or diaphragm. ...Read more

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I have an obsession with wet sponges. How do I stop this?

I have an obsession with wet sponges. How do I stop this?

Psychiatric consult: Since we don't know all that goes into your obsession with wet sponges, i suggest you see a psychiatrist for evaluation and recommendations. You could have a form of obsessive compulsive disorder, and this can be treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medications as needed. You'd have opportunity to discuss these issues in detail so you get the appropriate help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have you used a cervical cap, diaphram, or sponge for bc?

Have you used a cervical cap, diaphram, or sponge for bc?

All local methods: Most women do not like doing those messy methods, at your age there is a low dose bcpill loloestrin- only 10mcg estrogen - the safest dose or i would offer u if u want no more kids an in ofice tubal, no incisions, takes 5 minutes easy, safe and effective. ...Read more

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What steps should I follow when giving my baby a sponge bath?

What steps should I follow when giving my baby a sponge bath?

Steps vary: Sponge bathing is typically recommended for babies until the umbilical cord falls off or until the infant boy's circumcision area has healed well. The first step includes preparing the area to avoid leaving baby alone to gather more items. After that gently wash baby's head and face and work down to the lower part of the body. Remember to clean between genital folds. Enjoy the time together! ...Read more

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Can you sponge a child with alcohol to keep him cool during a heat wave, or is that dangerous?

Can you sponge a child with alcohol to keep him cool during a heat wave, or is that dangerous?

Not Dangerous: But not necessary. Stay in cool environment during peak heat, hydrate and avoid strenuous activity. Alcohol and ice baths is for child symptomatic (nausea, vomiting and lethargy) and temp >101. ...Read more

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Can sponge kidney kill u?

Can sponge kidney  kill u?

Not usually: Medullary sponge kidney is associated with hematuria, stones and calcinosis. Sometimes accompanied by metabolic acidosis. There is no specific treatment and is frequently not associated with loss of renal function. It can be found with chronic kidney disease. It is not considered a fatal condition. ...Read more

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What is the availability of withdrawal, vaginal sponges, and spermicide?

What is the availability of withdrawal, vaginal sponges, and spermicide?

Readily: Withdrawal is always available; sponges and spermicide are available in most drug stores and even some supermarkets. ...Read more

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How could I use the contraceptive sponge?

How could I use the contraceptive sponge?

Good option!: The sponge is a good option for a non-hormonal/barrier form of contraception. It is about 90% effective...If used correctly! easy to use. Single use only (~$3.00 each). Comfortable for you & your partner. Comes with the spermicide embedded in the sponge so less "messy". Can be placed up to 24 hours prior & must be left in place for at least 6 hours after last vaginal intercourse. Diaphragm? ...Read more

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What are some advantages of the contraceptive sponge?

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What are some advantages of the contraceptive sponge?

None: This is not a very popular nor effective form of birth control. ...Read more

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How do you treat medullary sponge kidney?

How do you treat medullary sponge kidney?

Kidney: You must have your doctor refer you to a Nephrologist and do so soon! ...Read more

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Where can I buy contraceptive sponges now?

Where can I buy contraceptive sponges now?

Pharmacies and other: "the sponge" is sold and is available over-the-counter at major retailers, family planning clinics, and online. Cost is $9-16. ...Read more