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Vacuum cleaner brand with hepa filter for dust mite and dust allergy?

Vacuum cleaner brand with hepa filter for dust mite and dust allergy?

Vaccuums: Any brand with a true hepa filter should be adequate. The problem of ineffective filtering typically comes from not keeping the filter clean, or replacing as needed. ...Read more

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With asthma, dust mite & food allergies, need I use 1) latex or organic wool/cotton mattress with or w/o allergen mattress cover & 2) organic bedding?

With asthma, dust mite & food allergies, need I use 1) latex or organic wool/cotton mattress with or w/o allergen mattress cover & 2) organic bedding?

Dust mite barrier: Covering your mattress with an impermeable dust mite barrier and washing sheets in hot water weekly as well as removing extra pillows and thick comforters are the most important steps to avoid dust mite allergy reactions. ...Read more

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Can my house cleaner bring in dust mites from her vacuum?

Yes: Theoretically yes. If she is not emptying the receptacle or changing the bag between jobs, then yes. Also, if she knows she serviced a place with dust mites, she should disinfect her equipment. ...Read more

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Can you catch head lice from cars, pillows or furniture?

Can you catch head lice from cars, pillows or furniture?

Yes: They could be any were.Combing alone e it help but dose not for sure clean it up, use the recommended shampoo, for the whole family, clean all the bed sheets sand if you have bets also do it for them. They could be any were. ...Read more

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Are traditional swaddle blankets or the new velcro wraps better?

Are traditional swaddle blankets or the new velcro wraps better?

Both ok: You want to make sure that it is secure and comfortable for you and the baby. Babies like being held close to mom. ...Read more

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Is sids caused by toxic gases in blankets, clothes, mattresses?

Is sids caused by toxic gases in blankets, clothes, mattresses?

SIDS cause unknown: Sids (sudden infant death syndrome or crib-death) is the name for when an infant dies in their sleep and no reason can be found. Babies in homes where someone smokes, and babies who sleep on their tummies before they are old enough to completely roll over both ways on their own, are at higher risk for dying from sids, but no exact cause has been proven. ...Read more

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Will a vinyl matress cover keep dust mites from coming in or out of the matress?

Will a vinyl matress cover keep dust mites from coming in or out of the matress?

Yes: A vinyl dust cover will prevent dust mites from attaching to the mattress. If dust is an allergy issue add eucalyptus oil to the wash to kill dust mites. ...Read more

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Can special pillow cases help with dust mite?

Can special pillow cases help with dust mite?

Yes: Dust mite covers for the pillows, mattress, and box springs can decrease your exposure to dust mites. Additionally, you will want to wash the other bedding (including sheets) on hot water (130 f) once per week. ...Read more

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Can you use pillows with a clinitron bed?

Clinitron: For under the head yes but maximal benefit of pressure relief in other areas is without pillows. ...Read more

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I have severe allergic rhinitis. Will buying air purifiers & vacuum cleaners with hepa filters help me? Providing that we don't have carpets.

I have severe allergic rhinitis. Will buying air purifiers & vacuum cleaners with hepa filters help me? Providing that we don't have carpets.

Insufficient help: You should see your doctor. Severe allergic rhinitis doesn't tend to be treated sufficiently with an antihistamine and saline and environmental controls (filters, no carpets), though they help. Allergy shots are the only method to "cure" you of allergies, and you're young so i think it would be worth it for you. Additionally there are options of nasal steroids and/or antihistamines ; singulair (montelukast). ...Read more

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Does the hospital bed mattress prevent bedsores?

Does the hospital bed mattress prevent bedsores?

Depends. : There are a wide range of hospital mattresses. The basic ones do little to prevent. Then there are the air mattresses where the pt is sleeping on a cushion of air. This works much better. Really the best help is frequent changing of position to prevent prolonged pressure on one spot for more than 1. - -2 hours ...Read more

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Will having a tempurpedic type mattress pad prevent bedsores?

Will having a tempurpedic type mattress pad prevent bedsores?

Dont know: If the bed has a mechanism to turn the patient & change position every 2 hours then it would work since it requires 2 hrs or less of pressure to create a pressure area on a dependent site. ...Read more

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Could bed bugs spread through clothes or car seats?

Could bed bugs spread through clothes or car seats?

That is : Possible. Cimex lectularius or the bed bug is a parasite that is nocturnal. It can be transported on your clothing, luggage, second hand furniture etc. You can even get it using public transportation. It can go up to a year without feeding, so that allows it to just sit and wait until it catches a ride on something or someone. If you live in an apartment complex it may move from one unit to >>. ...Read more

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Are orthopedic mattresses better than ordinary mattresses?

Are orthopedic mattresses better than ordinary mattresses?

Perhaps: Orthopedic mattresses are supposed to be firmer and provide more support than regular mattresses, but there is no credentialing authority or organization that weighs in on whether this is true or not. ...Read more

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Does cervical pillows help sleep apnea ?

Does cervical pillows help  sleep apnea ?

Cervical pillows: It depends upon the body position that causes the most apneas. For many people, sleeping on their backs allows their jaws and tongue to drop back as gravity takes over the relaxed muscles and cause a blockage of the airway- often noted with snoring. So while the pillow may provide cervical support, it might better be used by lying on one's side, if that is possible. ...Read more

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What is vacuum delivery?

What is vacuum delivery?

See below: Vacuum extractors have replaced forceps for many situations in which assistance is required to achieve vaginal delivery. Compared with metal-cup vacuum extractors, soft-cup devices are easier to use and cause fewer neonatal scalp injuries; however, they detach more frequently. Vacuum extractors can cause neonatal injury. These devices should be employed when indicated, usually for a nonreassuring. ...Read more

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How do vacuum pumps work?

How do vacuum pumps work?

Vacuum phenomenon: By placing a tube over the penis and drawing negative pressure, blood is pulled into the penis's cavities and an erection occurs. A constricting band is deployed over the base of the penis trapping the blood and sustaining the erection. When no longer needed, the constricting band is removed and the penis should return to the flaccid state. Just physics. Hope not to leave you up in the air! ...Read more

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What is the vacuum procedure for an abortion?

What is the vacuum procedure for an abortion?

Surgical abortion: Pregancies of less than 12 weeks when termination is desired, are evacuated by suction by application of negative pressure to a catheter inserted into the womb. The "products of conception" are thus removed, under local anesthesia and an amnesia causing medication, and this is done as an outpatient procedure. ...Read more

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How fast does the vacuum of space kill a person?

How fast does the vacuum of space kill a person?

Instantly: Enough nitrogen bubbles will form that the flow of blood in the vasculature is impeded. The eyeballs exploding and so forth, like in the movies, don't happen. A group of Soviet cosmonauts who were depressurized seem to have died peacefully. ...Read more

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If vacuuming carpet, should I take kids out of the room?

If vacuuming carpet, should I take kids out of the room?

Why?: No, you don't have to. If it's shooting out particles or dust, then the container/bag is full or the vacuum is clogged. ...Read more

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My baby got a cone head from the vacuum. Will she be ok?

My baby got a cone head from the vacuum. Will she be ok?

Usually OK: Vacuum assisted delivery can cause soft tissue swelling of a newborn's head, which usually resolves in the first few days of life. It is important that a pediatrician check your baby's head soon after delivery. ...Read more

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How unhealthy is it to live in a home where nothing is ever dusted? Carpets are rarely vacuumed as well.

How unhealthy is it to live in a home where nothing is ever dusted? Carpets are rarely vacuumed as well.

Depends: Not really unhealthy unless you have sensitivities or allergies to dust, dust mites, animal dander, then it can be a problem and you would know it due to symptoms of allergies (runny, itchy nose and eyes, cough, congestion, wheezing, trouble breathing). I hope this question is not going to be used to make someone in your home clean better ( a little humor). Good hygiene and cleanliness important ...Read more

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If I was vacuuming chipped asbestos and my shop vacuum started blowing it into the air. Could I get sick?

If I was vacuuming chipped asbestos and my shop vacuum started blowing it into the air. Could I get sick?

Yes: You should always wear a respirator and protective clothing when handling asbestos. Additionally, the air when handling asbestos should be adequately filtered. Any aerosolization of asbestos particles can find their way into your lungs exposing them to asbestos fibers. That doesn't mean it will definitely lead to asbestosis, mesothelioma, or other lung cancers one day but why take the risk? ...Read more

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Conflicting answers help. Toddler broke cfl, we vacuumed, in room for 10 min before evacuating/venting. Is this a big deal?

Conflicting answers help. Toddler broke cfl, we vacuumed, in room for 10 min before evacuating/venting. Is this a big deal?

Not likely: Look, these protocols are in place to be as safe as we can with exposure to bad materials like mercury. However, an isolated, minor exposure is highly unlikely to cause any issues. Remember, your grandparents likely opened thermometers to play with pure mercury as children, like mine did. They are good rules to protect people as best we can but one small exposure is unlikely to be any risk for you. ...Read more

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I received flea bites for the first time in my home. I washed the sheets and vacuumed the floor. How do I know if i need to call exterminator?

I received flea bites for the first time in my home. I washed the sheets and vacuumed the floor. How do I know if i need to call exterminator?

No need yet: You have done the biggest part of cleaning up but eggs can persist in your environment.. This is especially true if you have pets. So a big part of control is your pets too. Fleas also can live outside and if you have done everything you can and still have a flea problem it might be from outside. ...Read more

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Live in Saudi Arabia with era curing sand storms. Our pool has. a lot of sand on the bottom of the pool . Can children swim safely? Broken vacuum

Live in Saudi Arabia with era curing sand storms. Our pool has. a lot of sand on the bottom of the pool . Can children swim  safely? Broken vacuum

Pool days: My gut feeling is that it will be fine for them to swim in the pool. However, I would be careful about opening eyes underwater and risking irritation or scratching of the eyes. ...Read more

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What kind of noises are harmful to the fetus? I have a very loud floor vacuum and i'm concerned. Silly question, but i just want to be sure! thanks!

What kind of noises are harmful to the fetus? I have a very loud floor vacuum and i'm concerned. Silly question, but i just want to be sure! thanks!

Intriguing: Whether dissonant noises dissruptive to fetus unknown. In my opinion fetus likely sensitive to noise & harmonic sounds probably more relaxing than disharmonic. Given choice i would choose classical music over vacuum cleaner sound for in-womb fetus exposure. Occasional vacuum sound not expected to be harmful. ...Read more

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Toddler broke a cfl in living room and touched it. We vacuumed it , toddler in room when cleaning up. We ventilated and evacuated the room only after cleanup and 10 minutes did this harm my child?

Toddler broke a cfl in living room and touched it. We vacuumed it , toddler in room when cleaning up. We ventilated and evacuated the room only after  cleanup and 10 minutes   did this harm my child?

Broken CFL bulb: See following site for proper cleanup: http://www2.Epa.Gov/cfl/cleaning-broken-cfl since child touched it & was present during cleanup, may want to contact pediatrician for test for mercury level. Can also call poison control # from website for more data. Follow instructions provided on website. ...Read more

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Do OTC vacuums help with ED caused my meds and prostatecomy?

Do OTC vacuums help with ED caused my meds and prostatecomy?

Maybe: The quality of otc vacuum erection devices may not be as good as the models by prescription. See your urologist. These may also be covered by insurance up to 80% if by prescription. ...Read more

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Is roomba better than regular vacuum for asthmatic?

Is roomba better than regular vacuum for asthmatic?

See below:: Pros: smart. Effective. Easy to use &clean up. Cons: not whisper quiet. Won't clean as well as a regular vacuum with one cleaning. Still gets tangled up on rug tassels and long wires. Can't vacuum stairs. No hepa filter bottom line: if you're tired of vacuuming, or simply don't do it often enough, irobot's roomba 770 vacuum cleaning robot, while not perfect, is an effective automated solution. ...Read more

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How to find if my girlfriend has done vacuum aspiration before?

How to find if my girlfriend has done vacuum aspiration before?

Ask her about it!: I'm not sure what kind of vacuum aspiration you are referring to. An abortion? An endometrial biopsy? A D&C? Something else? I would suggest asking her about it when your relationship has progressed to the point that this would be an appropriate question. I'm not aware of any other ethical way to acquire this type of information. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Why would forceps be used for delivery and not vacuum extraction?

docs choice: Most docs use vacuum but some docs still use forceps as long as either one is done safely and properly and for the right indications there should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Can both a forcep and vacuum (ventose) be used during delivery? Help please?

Can both a forcep and vacuum (ventose) be used during delivery? Help please?

Training: If an operative assisted vaginal delivery is necessary, it will depend on what instrument the obstetrician performing the operation was trained on, whether the vacuum or the forceps will be used. ...Read more