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Hyperventilation, what size paper bag?

Hyperventilation, what size paper bag?

Whatever: Can you still find a paper bag? The idea is to build up co2 levels so the smallest bag that will cover both your nose and mouth and hold a good breath would work. But a big bag would probably work almost as fast if that's all you have. Plastic would not be a good idea. ...Read more

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Help, how much blood is generally held in an i.V. Bag or transfusion pack?

Help, how much blood is generally held in an i.V. Bag or transfusion pack?

Usually ~300ml: Whole blood is collected from a donor, and the blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from the plasma and platelets. Transfusion volumes can vary quite a bit...One unit of red blood cells is typically around 300 milliliters (about 10 ounces); a bag of plasma or platelets is about 200 milliliters. ...Read more

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What happens if you made bagged s'mores and you put a Plastic Ziplock bag into the microwave for 30 seconds and it melted the plastic into the food?

What happens if you made bagged s'mores and you put a Plastic Ziplock bag into the microwave for 30 seconds and it melted the plastic into the food?

Toxic: Don't eat food that has melted plastic mixed in with it. For your protection read instructions on the proper materials to use when you microwave food, both solid and liquids. ...Read more

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From Jersey City,I inhaled air from the trash chute while discarding trash in my apt.I don't know why chute was emitting air but scared for hantavirus?

From Jersey City,I inhaled air from the trash chute while discarding trash in my apt.I don't know why chute was emitting air but scared for hantavirus?

Hanta virus trash: From Jersey City,I inhaled air from the trash chute while discarding trash in my apt.I don't know why chute was emitting air but scared for hantavirus? ANS: That must have been a smelly thing. Never heard of getting hantavirus from this. Check with local health department about cases or hantavirus in NJ and how folks got it. Usually dust inhalation with mouse feces. Did it smell mousey? ...Read more

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Is it sanitary to carry a handkerchief in my purse?

Is it sanitary to carry a handkerchief in my purse?

Handkerchief: Tissues are a more sanitary way to blow your nose or wipe your face. A handkerchief should be replaced with a fresh one daily if used. ...Read more

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Ificlean travel bag with alcohol only from insidewill itbeenough to put infantsclothes in there?Bag isfrom fabric outside&insidefrom raincoat materia

Ificlean travel bag with alcohol only from insidewill itbeenough to put  infantsclothes in there?Bag isfrom fabric outside&insidefrom raincoat materia

Will be fine: Simple cleaning of bags to store infant clothing will be fine. Shake out any crumbs etc followed by damp wiping and allow to air dry soap and water works well on most surfaces. ...Read more

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How should one empty a colostomy bag from a chair?

How should one empty a colostomy bag from a chair?

Carefully: Whether sitting or standing, it shouldn't really matter. As long as the open part of the bag is at the lowest point, you should be able to empty the bag completely without making a mess. ...Read more

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Paralyzed waist down, bubbles in cath bag after suds enema accidentally put in vagina.Low grade temp for 2 days. Could enema cause uti or worse?

Paralyzed waist down, bubbles in cath bag after suds enema accidentally put in vagina.Low grade temp for 2 days. Could enema cause uti or worse?

Yes: If some of the soap solution got into the urethra around the catheter and it was not sterile or if there is an abnormal connection between vagina and bladder. With a fever and changed appearance of urine you should be checked for a UTI. GOod luck. ...Read more

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My oxygen dependent 5y.O with trach weighs 36lbs. A small m6 tank in backpack weighs 4lbs. Is it ok for him to carry on own to play 30+ min outside?

My oxygen dependent 5y.O with trach weighs 36lbs. A small m6 tank in backpack weighs 4lbs. Is it ok for him to carry on own to play 30+ min outside?

Boy with O2: Without knowing all the facts, but assuming your boy can carry the 4 pound m6 tank in a backpack inside the house with a problem, then it would seem to be a very good idea to let him play outdoors in a safe place. He should however always be supervised to keep him out of trouble. ...Read more

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Can dipping a brown paper bag in vinegar water and sealing a jammed finger overnight work?

Can dipping a brown paper bag in vinegar water and sealing a jammed finger overnight work?

Information: Probably not. I jammed finger is a blunt injury to one or mote joints. There will be pain and swelling that will gradually subside in a few days. Motion should not be forced beyon d the pint of discomfort. Be sure there is no fracture, or dislocation. This means you need to seek consultation. ...Read more