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What Does The Nutrition Label Mean When It Says 1g
When the warning label on my medication I take says it will make me sun sensative what exactly does that mean? Does it mean im more prone 2 sunburns?
Yes: Many medications make you sun sensitive. This means you are more susceptible to sun burn and even other changes due to UV exposure. Tetracycline for instance can give you dark fingernails when exposed to sun. It is best to avoid unnecessary exposure while on the medication and use a good broad spectrum block with either zinc or titanium in the mixture. ...Read more
What does it mean when a label says " manufactured in a facility that also produces wheat dairy and soy" does it mean the product also contains that?
Might have traces: It is letting you know that there could be cross contamination. If a person is very allergic or sensitive to any of those things there could be a reaction. ...Read more
I don't understand the warning label for SSRI's in teens. When it says it can cause suicidal thoughts does it mean involuntary suicidal actions?
Increases risk but..: It's thought that there is increased risk of a teen committing suicide, esp.within the first few weeks of treatment; I'm not sure "involuntary" is the best word but it's thought many commit suicide who might not have if not on SSRI's due to increased suicidal thoughts & impulsiveness- see http://www.drugwatch.com/ssri/suicide/ However, most on SSRI's do not suicide & many are helped- see comment: ...Read more
Im 13w pregnant. Ingredient label on my cheese says cheese not pasteurized but milk used to make it is. What does that mean? Is it safe?
To make sure I am not consuming too many carbs or calories, does this mean I have to constantly look at nutrition labels of every single thing I eat?
No: vegetables are low in calories and carbs. It would be virtually impossible to overeat in calories and carbs if you eat a vegetable predominant diet- At least half your plate full of veggies, snack on veggies. You will get full and get loads of nutrients. Then use portion control for the rest- 3 ounces of meat or chicken- is size of a deck of cards. 1/2 cup of starch is the size of a light bulb- ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sodium intake control. Book says when comparing nutrition labels,the one saying 1Cup serv-100mg Na is less than 6oz serv-60mg Na. How is that less?
When nutrition labels reads 10g sugar, what does it mean? For someone who needs to watch sugar intake, is 10g sugar acceptable?
Yes: Total daily is the key.Get a more detailed answer ›
When is it safe to let your child brush their teeth? I've seen the labels on children's toothpaste that says children under six shouldn't use it. Does that mean children under that age shouldn't use the toothpaste, or is that the age where i can let them
All ages: Let your child brush their teeth, and then brush for them! the truth is most kids don't have the patience or dexterity to brush properly, and need assistance. The concern with some toothpastes is the fouride content. A child ideally should be able to spit the majority of the toothpaste out before using fluoridated toothpaste(swallowing small quantities is not a concern). Toddler paste is fine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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