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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
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?
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
HEPA: Talk with your doctor about a hepa vacuum cleaner that can filter the mites. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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