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Do you need to physically demonstrate peeing in the toilet to potty train your son?

Do you need to physically demonstrate peeing in the toilet to potty train your son?

No: Generally they can model what they see and by that age, what they are taught. Remember that true training probably does not occur until the child can not stand being wet and wants to avoid it no matter what they are doing. A child who does not care if they are wet or dirty has no real motivation to stop other more fun things to stay dry. ...Read more

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Gynaecology questionIftakes 30 mins fastest forsperm to reach egg,canshowering or wiping reducechance of pregnancy at all if semen come in contact wit?

Gynaecology questionIftakes 30 mins fastest forsperm to reach egg,canshowering or wiping reducechance of pregnancy at all if semen come in contact wit?

"Washed away": Semen is designed t stay in the vagina without interruption to maximize motility and fertilization. The process of getting up in less than 30 minutes and walking to the restroom or showering will cause a loss of semen and is not recommended if trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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I want to stop using the toilet and start wearing adult diapers for the health benefits?

I want to stop using the toilet and start wearing adult diapers for the health benefits?

Why?: This does not sound like a good idea. Wearing diapers and having urine and stool against your skin, can lead to rashes and skin breakdown. ...Read more

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Avoiding bedwetting in 7year old. Likes to eat ceral with milk before bed. How long after that liquid intake should he use the toilet and then sleep?

Avoiding bedwetting in 7year old. Likes to eat ceral with milk before bed. How long after that liquid intake should he use the toilet and then sleep?

Enuresis alarm: Enuresis can persist into young adulthood and is usually familial. It can be quite frustrating for affected people. First line prevention is avoiding liquids after 6 pm and voiding before bed. Enuresis alarms are devices that attach to the waistband and vibrate when the bladder contracts, and DDAVP is a medication (oral or nasal spray) which are other treatment options. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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School nurse needs advise on excusing girls from swimming during menses when student won't use tampons. Big pushback from PE staff.

School nurse needs advise on excusing girls from swimming during menses when student won't use tampons.  Big pushback from PE staff.

Oh my.....: Teaching staff absolutely cannot dictate a girl's choice in this matter. Humiliating a girl into wearing a tampon or bleeding everywhere is unacceptable. To deter abuse of the privilege by students, a good compromise may be not an excuse from PE, just from swimming. They can dress out in shorts/tee and sit poolside if needed to attend class.Forcible use of tampons is assault. Humiliation is abuse ...Read more

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Baby is 40 days old. Difficult to fart&poop.Use lots of force to push his face turn red&cry.Interrupt his sleep.Drink powder formula&breast.Solution?

Baby is 40 days old. Difficult to fart&poop.Use lots of force to push his face turn red&cry.Interrupt his sleep.Drink powder formula&breast.Solution?

Poop: Young babies usually, will, push, grunt and turn red when pooping. This is a normal rection. If it becomes too difficult to have a stool you can occasionally use a glycerin suppository for babies to help. ...Read more

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Hi goodevening.Just want to ask is it okay to use unscented wet wipes in our vagina every after urine? Thankyou. And godbless to all.. :)

Hi goodevening.Just want to ask is it okay to use unscented wet wipes in our vagina every after urine? Thankyou. And godbless to all.. :)

They: Make perineal wipes that are safe for every time use. I dont recommend for use inside the vagina itself unless the product specifically states it is ok to do so. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use wipes instead of water for changing diapers and cleaning up the diaper area?

Is it safe to use wipes instead of water for changing diapers and cleaning up the diaper area?

Diaper wipes: It's been reported recently that using wipes for cleaning the diaper area is safe to use even in newborns. ...Read more

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How do you potty train a difficult child? Our son turned 4 in november, and is still in pullups. He will sit on the toilet and pee right before his bath, but refuses to poop on the toilet, and will not tell us when he has to go other than to sit on the to

How do you potty train a difficult child? Our son turned 4 in november, and is still in pullups. He will sit on the toilet and pee right before his bath, but refuses to poop on the toilet, and will not tell us when he has to go other than to sit on the to

Boys : Boys do tend to potty train later than girls. I hear terms like "difficult child" and "refuses to poop". My guess is that he picks up on this vibe as well. Sometimes if pushed too hard, a child will push back or will hold back. How about reading the "potty book" to him. There are some wonderful potty videos that are fun for kids to watch. If you can make this fun and get him invested, he may be more likely to play along. If he is pressured and faces anger, he is more likely to hold on to it. ...Read more

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My kid is 16months from when can I start him potty training how to practice him naturally for urine & motion ?

My  kid is 16months from when can I start him potty training how to practice him naturally for urine & motion ?

Potty training : At 16 mos of age, start by teaching your child to get used to sit on the potty with a lot of encouragement, without pressure, later on , the baby will be able to indicate the need to go, have potty train handy to use it whenecer he needs to, don't be disappointed if has accidents , it takes time & a lot of patience, good luck. ...Read more

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If I don't go to toilet for poo because out or staying at house which toilet close to rooms does cause constipation I'm take Fybogel to soften poo ?

If I don't go to toilet for poo because out or staying at house which toilet close to rooms does cause constipation I'm take Fybogel to soften poo  ?

It contributes: Ignoring the urge to have a BM may contribute to constipation. It may alter or eliminate that natural urge to defecate. Every person in the world has to "poo", & we all know there is an odor. Please do not ignore the urge to go when you have it, even if you are not in a convenient or ideal place. Add dietary fiber (bran, whole wheat, brown rice), water, exercise; better than Fybogel. ...Read more

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For what length of time do facial wipes and baby wipes stay moist for?

For what length of time do facial wipes and baby wipes stay moist for?

Variable: Depending on the packaging this could be weeks or days. Those with a way to provide air tight containment can hold their moisture for longer periods. Some lose it as soon as you open the pack/box and dry out over time depending on the humidity. ...Read more

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Dear Doctor, I hate using public toilets, hence I tend to hold my bowl to find a convenient toilet. By the time the urge disappears. Is it bad? How?

Dear Doctor, I hate using public toilets, hence I tend to hold my bowl to find a convenient toilet. By the time the urge disappears. Is it bad? How?

Not a big deal.: It's always better to empty your bladder when you feel full. However you are unlikely to do damage by "holding it" on occasion until the urge eases. Try to anticipate availability of a "convenient toilet" when consuming liquids, but don't lose sleep over this one.... ...Read more

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Compared to hand washing, is hand sanitizer actually ok? Say after countless diaper changes? Of course not after poop diapers or when I use the b-room

Compared to hand washing, is hand sanitizer actually ok? Say after countless diaper changes? Of course not after poop diapers or when I use the b-room

Yes: The data i've seen supports the use of hand sanitizers enough that i now use it almost exclusively in my office for hand prep between patients. Although not effective for some soil removal, viral or bacterial transfer is nearly eliminated if done right (all contact surfaces covered). It does have a long term drying effect, but i find it similar to handwashing in the long run. ...Read more

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How do I stop my 5 yo little girl from wetting the bed?She wets every night.We make her potty b4 bed and try to not do drinks after 7pm

How do I stop my 5 yo little girl from wetting the bed?She wets every night.We make her potty b4 bed and try to not do drinks after 7pm

Needs workup: Is there a history of bed wetting in your family? Was your daughter ever trained and then started to wet again? These are a couple of question you need to answer. Take your child to be evaluated by her pediatrician or a pediatric urologist to make sure she has no underlying problem. ...Read more

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Father works in heating and cooling industry on daily bassis he comes into contact with many toxic chemicals could he expose us to harmfull ammount to?

Father works in heating and cooling industry on daily bassis he comes into contact with many toxic chemicals could he expose us to harmfull ammount to?

Depends which chemic: als that he is exposed to. He should shower and leave boots and soiled clothes in a plastic bag away from contact with bed linens, clean clothes using general decontamination procedures. If he wears protective clothing at work over his normal clothes, or in place of them, then this may not be needed. Depends on whether he's inhaling fumes or not. Urine samples can show how much he's absorbing. ...Read more

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Do I need to use hot water to kill germs on clothes of dirty kids?

Do I need to use hot water to kill germs on clothes of dirty kids?

Not necessarily: Hot water for whites and if in contaminated areas where infection might be a concern. Generally warm or cold water will clean clothes sufficiently. Vinegar in the last rinse helps kill candida and tea tree oil kills bacteria and yeast as well. Check out dr bronner's soaps. ...Read more