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What is the best air purifier for removing allergens and irritants from the air? What to look for when buying one?

What is the best air purifier for removing allergens and irritants from the air? What to look for when buying one?

HepA filter: Air filters in studies, have modest effects in allergy treatment. A study combining Hepa filters with dust mite prevention, and pet avoidance showed better symptom improvement. Combining avoidance measures with intranasal corticosteroid medications likely is better, and treating underlying conditions that affect allergies can have better effects. Allergy shots are likely most beneficial. ...Read more

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What is the best elevation for put a hepa air filter in the home?

What is the best elevation for put a hepa air filter in the home?

HEPA filter: I'm not sure of your question. A HEPA filter is used to trap small allergens. So the best place to put the filter would be to place it on the air return vents of your heating/cooling system. If you are asking about floor vs table, place on table. If you're asking about elevation above sea level, then all houses could benefit if the homeowners have allergy symptoms. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the best in-home air purifier for allergens including mold?

What is the best in-home air purifier for allergens including mold?

HEPA filter: The best type of filter is one that says "hepa" on it - do not get an ionizer. Ozone is produced by machines that advertise things like "mountain-fresh air" and is irritating to the nose, sinuses and lungs. The various manufacturers make different bells and whistles, but you'll be good if you buy one that says hepa. They are sized based on the size of the room; don't get a bigger one than you need. ...Read more

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What's the best way to clean vegetables that are splattered with an insecticide?

What's the best way to clean vegetables that are splattered with an insecticide?

Cold salt water: Old home style trick that my mother taught me years ago. You can also try organic vegetables if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean our high chair?

Soap and water: Just clean it after each use with mild soap and water. Better not to use any toxic cleaners. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean the changing table?

What is the best way to clean the changing table?

Clean every time: There is cheap, there is easy and there is cheap and effective. Clean every time you use the table - most important! the antimicrobial wipes are effective and easy, but cost the most. You can use a solution of simple bleach diluted 1:1 with water, this makes a great cleaner. If you use this as a spray, though, or any spray cleaner, make sure baby is far from the aerosol when you spray! ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best way to avoid asthma and dust allergy?

Need advice on what is the the best way to avoid asthma and dust allergy?

Dust avoidance: House dust mite avoidance is especially important in the bedroom. These can help: remove carpeting, place mite-proof encasements on pillow, mattress and box springs, wash sheets and bedding in hot >135 degree water, change drapes to blinds, and keep humidity low. If carpet, vacuum weekly. Dust frequently. ...Read more

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What is a safe way to clean floors in the house so that the baby can crawl on them?

What is a safe way to clean floors in the house so that the baby can crawl on them?

Natural cleaners: Virtually all commercial cleaners contain chemicals that are toxic. Vinegar (white, distilled), diluted 1:1 with water, makes a great general purpose cleaner. It cuts soap scum, removes mildew. Note that it can also dissolve tile grout or discolor some materials, so try it out first on an inconspicuous area. Search "better living through less chemistry" for more. ...Read more

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What is the best technique to remove liquid from the lungs in an elderly?

What is the best technique to remove liquid from the lungs in an elderly?

Liquid IN: Lungs would be pneumonia, but fluid around lungs is called effusion. It can be benign (not cancer) or malignant. The former, treat the renal or heart failure etc; the latter, drain it it pleurodesce: make the lung stick to chest wall to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do for the water in the body not going out?

Edema vs organ fail: If water in body isn't going out, it's not clear to me whether you're referring to edema eg swelling of legs, or kidney/liver failure or perhaps even heart failure. Or perhaps you have urinary retention due to prolapsed bladder (cystocele). Bottom line, as always, we need to figure out what's going on so that we can make appropriate recommendation. Each of above is treated differently. Go see doc. ...Read more

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What is the best way and best product to use for washing the vagina and keeping it from having an odor?

What is the best way and best product to use for washing the vagina and keeping it from having an odor?

Douching: The female reproductive tract has its own cleaning system but if you must douche, stick to plain white vinegar and water nothing scented or colored. You should not do this more than once per week as this can change the pH balance and actually make you more prone to infection. ...Read more

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What is the best way to baby proof the living room?

What is the best way to baby proof the living room?

Crawling around: Crawl around on your hands and knees and see things at a child's level. Remove things that you do not want broken. Look for sharp corners on furniture etc and find ways to protect them. Consider a lock on the tv/stereo cabinet f it is at child eye level. Plug electrical outlets. Make sure there are not areas your child can get trapped behind things. Life to the baby is an adventure. ...Read more

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What is the best way to keep stomach in good condition?

What is the best way to keep stomach in good condition?

Exercise: Exercise such as walking keeps the muscles toned, improves digestion and prevents constipation. If you are talking about muscle tone pilates is an excellent way to tone. If you are talking about digestion, then natural sources of fiber. ...Read more

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What is the best way to baby proof the kitchen?

What is the best way to baby proof the kitchen?

Knob covers/latches: A great way to baby proof the kitchen is to get down on your hands and knees and look at what a baby can pull on, open, turn, or put in their mouth. Often times, it's the stove and oven knobs that need covers, doors need latches (even the fridge), pots and pans that can be pulled down need to be put up, cords of course need to be put up, and sharp/heavy objects need to be put away. ...Read more

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What is the best way to recover from excessive exposure to air pollution?

What is the best way to recover from excessive exposure to air pollution?

Avoid polluted air!: Get out of the polluted air. If you are having continued pulmonary sx, and you did not say you were, see a physician. But avoid the polluted air. Do you live in la? Then it may be impossible! ...Read more

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What is the best and safe way to remove toxins from the body?

What is the best and safe way to remove toxins from the body?

Diet & exercise: There are no detox potions. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat parasites from the beach?

What is the best way to treat parasites from the beach?

Seek medical care: It is best to be evaluated by your health care provider. Depending up the location of the parasite and the kind of problem the parasite is giving you, they may order tests or prescribe medication for treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to acclimate your lungs for climbing into the mountains?

What is the best way to acclimate your lungs for climbing into the mountains?

Time: Acclimate by being in mountains. Take min 2-3 weeks. I live at 9400. Took me a year to be half way competitive after moving away for med school. ...Read more

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What is the best way to handle cuts in the nose?

What is the best way to handle cuts in the nose?

Bacitracin ointment: You most likely have a folliculitis which is an infection of the hair follicles inside your nose. This hurts a lot and bleeds from time to time. Bacitracin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment put inside your nose with a clean finger (not a qtip) 4 to 5 times a day can help a lot. If it does not clear within 10 days you need to see an ENT doctor. Stay away from neosporin or neomycin as this med can irritate. ...Read more

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What is the best way to baby proof the bathroom?

What is the best way to baby proof the bathroom?

Keep the door closed: There are parts of your house where you can remove items that might harm the inquisitive baby. But there are times like the early todler years when you should keep baby out. Open toilets are a magnet for the child facinated by floating objects, yet todlers are top heavy & may tople in & drown trying to retreive a toy. I don't trust toliet locks or all family mbrs using them correctly. ...Read more

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