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What if somebody explodes a dirty bomb on the subway? What should I do?

What if somebody explodes a dirty bomb on the subway? What should I do?

Avoid Panic: A dirty bomb is a conventional explosive that is mixed with radioactive material. It could potentially lead to radioactive contamination in the surrounding area. It is not a weapon of mass destruction but can lead to widespread fear in the public. Exit the subway & follow directives of emergency personnel. For a dirty bomb - there will likely be a decontamination site and medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my friend drunk a bottel cap of toilet cleaning phenoyl if it will dangerous please tell me about its effets?

What do you suggest if my friend drunk a bottel cap of toilet cleaning phenoyl if it will dangerous please tell me about its effets?

Probably too late: to do anything about it. Asking on Healthtap is not what I would advise in an emergency = there are poison control center hotlines in every city. If this friend drank phenol, even a bottlecap full may be highly toxic and s/he needs to go to the nearest emergency department, preferably in a Trauma Center if that is available. Since it is caustic, and may be combined with acids it needs expert care ...Read more

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I'm 41weeks and scared that the baby's isn't coming what do I do go to the ER or just wait something happens. ??

I'm 41weeks and scared that the baby's isn't coming what do I do go to the ER or just wait something happens. ??

OB: I am assuming you are under OB care as you should be seeing your OB every week now. Your doctor will probably give you another week to go but have a discussion as to what the plan is once you get to 42weeks. If you have not had prenatal care get to an OB immediately for evaluation. Good luck ...Read more

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What to do if i'm writing a fictional story and i was wondering that if you got shot through the hip bone, wouldn't you need a replacement?

What to do if i'm writing a fictional story and i was wondering that if you got shot through the hip bone, wouldn't you need a replacement?

Depends on goal.: First, the best fiction is well researched and accurate in the factual details. I'm happy to help you write a believable story! First, the hip is a joint it is where the femur (thigh) attaches to the pelvis. Do you want your character to need a hip replacement or not? Then research gunshot wounds to upper femur or to the pelvis and see which ones are best treated by hip replacement. ...Read more

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I think i swallowed a small piece plastic( thats from the noodles) what can I do to make it go down or am i ok.? What should I do.?

I think i swallowed a small piece plastic( thats from the noodles) what can I do to make it go down or am i ok.? What should I do.?

Should be fine: This happens often. Don't be concerned. Bread bag ties have gotten trapped in the gut and been found years later. Smaller things pass easily. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i stepped on a thorn today and didn't treat the wound, what will happen?

What do you advise if i stepped on a thorn today and didn't treat the wound, what will happen?

If you are: otherwise healthy probably you will just develop an acute inflammatory response, possibly a temporary local infection which your immune system can handle and then it will heal. ...Read more

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What should I do if I'm outside when an earthquake hits?

What should I do if I'm outside when an earthquake hits?

Earthquake - NZ: Getting ready before an earthquake strikes will help reduce damage to your home and business and help you survive. ...Read more

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How do I know if it is safe for my child to go on scout campouts? And I don't mean because of the animals.

How do I know if it is safe for my child to go on scout campouts? And I don't mean because of the animals.

Go with him: Become involved in the scouts and the troop. Depending on the age of the child, you may be required to go with him. Or you can go as a parent and chaperone. That way you will have the information you seek and peace of mind. ...Read more

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I have OCD which is not a secret but i'm afraid of getting ecoli on me whenever i touch my belt, particularly after going to the bathroom. How much should I be concerned? I know the germs are mine.

I have OCD which is not a secret but i'm afraid of getting ecoli on me whenever i touch my belt, particularly after going to the bathroom. How much should I be concerned? I know the germs are mine.

Not if you wash well: You are describing a common symptom of ocd which is a fear of contamination, germs and diseases which cause the sufferer to wash their hands excessively. As long as you wash your hands thoroughly and your belt does not get in contact with fecal material, you should not worry. You need to get treatment for your ocd because it can be very debilitating. ...Read more

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What to do if i stepped on a small metal nail, what should I do?

What to do if i stepped on a small metal nail, what should I do?

See below: 1st is your tetanus up to date, if not see a doctor for a tetanus booster. Wash the area well with soap and water. If a puncture site can be seen, scrub it well. Apply antiseptic and bandaid. If you feel that there is any metal in the foot then see a doctor. Watch for redness and swelling, since this will indicate start of infection. ...Read more

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What to do if I have kind of big biceps but when it comes to hitting something i'm weak. (please tell me why)?

What to do if I have kind of big biceps but when it comes to hitting something i'm weak. (please tell me why)?

Hit hard: bicep muscles are mainly supenators and less so flexors of the forearm. The are not active in hitting unless you are trying to strike your head. Triceps and pectoral muscles are used more for striking. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a nightmare riding motorcycle with a man but I didn't know him, while riding I saw a big and small snakes running what does that mean?

What to do if I had a nightmare riding motorcycle with a man but I didn't know him, while riding I saw a big and small snakes running what does that mean?

Nightmares: There is no validity to any theory of dream interpretation. Our goal is to help you sleep through your dreams and wake up feeling refreshed. My class No More Nightmares, teaches the skill Planned Dream Intervention, teaching the sleeping brain there is no such thing as a bad dream so you sleep through them! Please check out my book No More Nightmares-How to Use Planned Dream Intervention to End Ni ...Read more

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I have a 3 yr old son, he wasn't surcumsised, when will the head on the penis start to come out? I'm not sure what to do or what's going on, when i wash him he really complains that it hurts not sure what to do.

I have a 3 yr old son, he wasn't surcumsised, when will the head on the penis start to come out? I'm not sure what to do or what's going on, when i wash him he really complains that it hurts not sure what to do.

Be gentle: It is normal for an uncircumcised boy to have "phimosis" trapping the head of the penis within the foreskin. Aggressively retracting the foreskin to force the glans out or tearing at the adhesions can cause significant pain and lingering problems including recurrent adhesions. If he only complains when it is "washed" then leave it alone. If he complains at other times, then see your md. ...Read more

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What happens if you accident drink your own pee; is it sterile? Do you get sick if that happens? Just for my own reference to know. Thanks.

What happens if you accident drink your own pee; is it sterile? Do you get sick if that happens? Just for my own reference to know. Thanks.

Urine: Unless it's infected, urine is a sterile fluid and will probably do no harm if you were to accidentally drink a little of it. ...Read more