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Nifedipine do for raynauds? What is small vessel disease? Other treatments.Tried hot packs, blankets, gloves. Uncomfortable fingers toes freezing cold
How effective are alcohol-based hand sanitizers or benzalkonium chloride sanitizing wipes at killing cold germs?
100%: Both are 100% effective if used properly: make sure all areas are wiped (e.g., back and front of hands, fingertips, under the nails, etc) and keep rubbing until the alcohol or moisture from the wipes has dried. No cold viruses can survive such treatment. Soap and water also works! ...Read more
Yes: Yes, but may lead to irritation. Shaving gel better. ...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
Bought some Dynarex Blue Nitrile gloves. Would these be safe to use while washing dishes or handling utensils? The pack says non-sterile. Thanks!
Absolutely: The gloves are to protect your hands when handling hot or dirty utensils. They do not have to be sterile. ...Read more
W/ gel deodorant my sweat bleaches clothes. It melts shoe polymers/glue. Have hyperhidrosis, shoes stink after a month, sprays don't work. What to do?
Looks that way.: I am not familiar with this product but sterizar hand foamer, clorox hand sanitizing spray and germstar noro, and all claim to be effective against the norovirus. ...Read more
Took gloves off after spraying shoes with antibacterial spray in case of infectious body fluids and outside of glove flicked cut arm HIV or hepatitis?
See below: Very very low risk but notify your doctor. ...Read more
Is it safe to inhale bare escentuals mineral powder makeup with zinc oxide & titanium dioxide during application? No micronized or nanoparticles
Chemical Exposures: There is no data that suggest inhalation of these powders represent a risk of disease. Please check with the doctor who can check with the manufacturer. ...Read more
You may feel more: Comfortable but it doesn't mean it will pass more quickly. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. ...Read more
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6/f/3p26.3 duplication (GDD, small stature). Unusually cold, sore, red, swollen hands in cold weather. Not improved upon warming near heater 30mins.
Not enough cases: I found only 2 other cases reported of a duplication of 3p26.3. One is from New Zeland. She sounds like she could use heated mittens in the cold--available at ski shops. Impossible to say whether it is related to the duplication. You could contact the authors of this publication--I'm sure that they would be fascinated to see her. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crig/2014/295359/ ...Read more
10% HCl on my hands during organic chem lab. I was wearing nitrile gloves entire time.Right hand feels hot, irritated, tingling/burning.
Seems OK.: Hcl usually gives symptoms right away. Feels just like a burn. If you have not had any significant symptoms by several hours after the lab you will be fine. Could there have been an organic contact or perhaps irritation by nitrile? ...Read more
Other than infant sunscreen & lotion, shade hats, & cool clothing, what can I bring to protect from sun burn?
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
Clindamycin and blea: Not that I am aware of but you should look at package insert on the medication ...Read more