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Are fern plants a good plant to keep indoors for cleaning air if your family has a lot of allergy problems?

Are fern plants a good plant to keep indoors for cleaning air if your family has a lot of allergy problems?

Unfortunately no: Ferns are wonderful plants, but to really clean the air it takes a powerful air cleaner/purifier such as a hepa. This can remove up to 99% of airborne pollutants if chosen for the right size of room. Avoid ozone generating air cleaners. The moist dirt that live plants grow in can be a place for mold to grow--mold can be a significant indoor allergen. ...Read more

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OPK test & ferning positive yesterday. OPK test positive, but no ferning today. What does this mean? What is estimated time of ovulation?

OPK test & ferning positive yesterday. OPK test positive, but no ferning today. What does this mean? What is estimated time of ovulation?

Use the OPK: ferning is a very outdated way to assess ovulation, it is really of historical interest only. When the OPK turns positive, intercourse for the next few days is recommended. Good wishes. ...Read more

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How to communicate with someone as your mother who always fear what people say and wants to make your decisions, she's hard to deal with, pessimistic , get angry quickly, and her tong cuts like sword ! I need her to listen and accept my decisions?

How to communicate with someone as your mother who always fear what people say and wants to make your decisions, she's hard to deal with, pessimistic ,  get angry quickly,  and her tong cuts like sword ! I need her to listen and accept my decisions?

Growing up: On the question form, it indicates you're 25 years old. It sounds like you're trying to create your own individual life as you want it, and would like your mother to approve. But, growing up may mean some clashes with those close to us -- especially if they want you to conform to their notions of you. It's very important to develop other support systems, and believe in yourself & your abilities. ...Read more

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20 weeks clear watery fluid/discharge, pooling visualized, cerclage placed 5 days ago/nightly progesterone gel; 3 docs checked fluid for ferning/nitrazine, all negative, ok or chance of false neg?

20 weeks clear watery fluid/discharge, pooling visualized, cerclage placed 5 days ago/nightly progesterone gel;  3 docs checked fluid for ferning/nitrazine, all negative, ok or chance of false neg?

Ultrasound: An ultrasound measurement of your amniotic fluid could be done and repeated in 24 hours to see if there is any significant change. Most likely it is fine if three separate doctors have ruled out rupture, but if the discharge and pooling continue, you need more evaluation. ...Read more

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Day53 of cycle, no period, hpt and blood negative, US showed no pCos, no endo, no thyroid issue.saliva test shows ferning but not ovulating. TTC?

Day53 of cycle, no period, hpt and blood negative, US showed no pCos, no endo, no thyroid issue.saliva test shows ferning but not ovulating. TTC?

Hormone Imbalance: This is indicative of some sort of hormone imbalance. It could resolve spontaneously without treatment. Stress and illness are common causes. If it persists, see your provider and check it out! ...Read more

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PCOS. On Clomid, (clomiphene) no ovulation, no period, no ferning, since mid Dec. Will progesterone cream helps?

PCOS. On Clomid, (clomiphene) no ovulation, no period, no ferning, since mid Dec. Will progesterone cream helps?

Help: Given the issues you report you should see your gynecologist as soon as you get an appointment! Don't go looking for products without a doctor's advice! ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more