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What Should We Eat After Hand Practice
So I didn't realise I left some bread in toaster from days ago I didn't eat it but it touched other bread and I didn't wash hands. Is this dangerous?
No.: Not dangerous, wash your hands now though for good measure. ...Read more
Well, I'm down to about 3 to 5 smokes a day. Going to quit. No problem but what to do with hands? Eat jellybeans? Geesh. :-)
Behavior Habits: The most common reasons that people quitting smoking have better success when done in a group setting is that during those six weeks of non-smoking classes they focus on replacing behaviors and relearning what to do with the physical rituals that go along with smoking. Your question is one of the most classic in this field. What do I do with my hands? Look online. You will find a lot of options. ...Read more
Tremors: Does it happen when you try to write or type? Could be what is called intention tremors. Consult with your PCP or Neurologist as soon as possible. ...Read more
Why would my girlfriends hands smell like onions and she hasn't eat any she's actually allergic to them?
Has anyone else besides you noted this odor? If yes, has been been handling other plants in the allium family of which onion is one of the members www. Homeguides. Sfgate. Com › Garden › Grow Vegetables
If she works in the food handling business this may be a source of the odor also. If no one else but you has noted this odor, you will need to get yourself checked out. ...Read more
How is to much salt bad for you? I crave it really bad and have since I can remembe. Like sit and eat it out of hand. 30yr F. Never had issues.
Excess salt: High salt intake will eventually lead to some problems for you. Try to moderate your salt intake, It sounds like a habit now to take so much salt. ...Read more
If I eat sugar or greasy food I get tired but if I don't have sugar I get very shackey&feel like im gonna pass out I get hot and my hands turn purply?
Insulin resistance: You have apparent Insulin resistance. If you don't eat sugar then you develop hypoglycemia. I think that you need to eat more protein with your meal. I suspect that you are apple prone to metabolic syndrome. Hypoglycemia is the first manifestation fo for many patients. ...Read more
My 7 yr old is really really picky. I can count everything he eats and will eat on my two hands. I can't get him to try new foods. Can you help pls?
Try This: Offer choices at each meal. Include sometimes things he likes, but not always. Make it clear that this is the extent of what is available. If he chooses not to eat, then nothing will be available until the next meal. Do not let him fill with fluids! This may take a week or so, but always works. These rules are not negotiable! ...Read more
If I touch a cardboard box that is soaked with diesel fuel or petroleum with my hand and I eat a cookie with the same hand that touched the fuel, will there be damage to my body?
No: A one time episode will not cause any issues. The amount of petroleum product you ingested would be minimal and the body can detoxify that. Recurrent episodes are a different thing and may overload the body'a ability to detoxify. Ideally you should wash hands before eating anything to protect your health. ...Read more
I had my hands in the trash only for a bit on the top portion of it not all the way in What can possibly happen if I were to eat french fries but I forgot to wash my hands from touching the inside of the garbage and there were cups straws etc?
There is always a risk of eating a contaminated particle of debris or bacteria from the can. The common culprits are viral causing nausea vomiting and are self limited. Think of a cruise ship virus you get sick from the buffet handles and door knobs etc then you put them in your mouth rub an eye etc.
I doubt anything will happen to you. That's part of stomach acid, to kill particles ...Read more
If you are psycho: Because you bite your nails - then I am psycho too. No, biting or biting off ; ingesting bits of nails does not make you "psycho". It can be a compulsive behavior or a stress coping behavior. There are better ways to cope with stress. Cognitive behavioral therapy ; hypnosis are 2 of many ways this can be addressed. Take care. ...Read more
My exams are at hand and I want my mind to work its best what should I do or eat? I want to make my memory strong.
Sitzfleisch: This is the german word for the effect on your buns from sitting at your desk studying! :). Wit mussen sitzfleish haben! ...Read more
Every time I eat rice within 1 hour I get very cold with chills, purple hands. Lasts for 6 to 12 hours. What's happning?
A while back read that Brazilian nuts are radioactive. Are they safe to eat/touch? Should you wash your hands after touching them?
Yes, safe to eat:
I start to feel tingly, mainly in my hands and face sometimes it goes through my whole body slighlty. Its after I eat to much salt, what can it be?
Fluid retention: Some people have low tolerance for high salt intake. When salt is retained, swelling occurs which can cause the affected skin to tingle or feel stretched. In general, the American diet has much more salt than a body needs. Check your blood pressure and avoid salty foods or adding salt. You will get enough salt if you eat usual foods. ...Read more
I take medicine for ADHD and when I take it I eat barely anything at all and when I don't take it I eat anything and everything I can get my hands on?
I'm young but my hands shake sometimes when I do things, like using my fork to eat or when I try to put on makeup. Is there anything I can do to stop it?
Have your tremor: Medically evaluated. Any treatment recommendations will stem from the assessment. ...Read more
I have in my hands sometimes water-globes and if I eat a lot of junk food, my hands was peeling, ?
Hand eczema: If the "globes" are small this sounds like eczema which may be related to contact exposure. This could also be related to food ingestion as you note. ...Read more
I was wondering if I know I'm going to eat something I am slightly allergic to, should I eat allergy medicine before hand?
Possibly: The best approach is to avoid the food especially if the reaction is severe. Taking allergy medication beforehand does not always help but may help if the reaction is very mild. People with food allergies should have an epinephrine auto injector in the event of reactions especially if it is hard to avoid the food. An allergist can evaluate your allergy and make appropriate treatment plans. ...Read more
Before pregnant IgG For (Toxo+) Now im 31w and last day I touch poor cat then I forget wash hand eat some food. Is it ok for my baby.
I eat properly and have a normal metabolism. I do not have thyroid but my hands are freezing most of the time. Is this normal? What can I do?
Cold hands: There is a condition known as Raynaud's disease where there is spasm of the blood vessels to the hands and/or feet, esp in response to cold. It is usually more of a nuisance than a problem. There are medications that can help. Occasionally, Raynaud's is found in association with other autoimmune diseases, like Lupus, Hashimotos. (I see you list thyroid issues) Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
I am 26, at work I was a little hungry my hands and arm's were shaking. When I did eat, the shaking stoped. This has happened before but why?
Hungry hands: Very common complaint related to hypoglycemia. Usually affected are young women with this problem because they have a low body sugar (glycogen) reserve. After not eating for several hours you could experience drops in your body's blood sugar levels and your muscles and your brain which are very sensitive to these drops respond with some of the symptoms you described ...Read more
When cooking, I touch raw meat and then touch refrig handle. My kids open refrig, take snack and eat with hands. Can they get serious parasites? Why?
Bacteria: Is more likely. That is why it is important to clean hands and surfaces often when dealing with raw poultry/ meat. ...Read more
Touched floor with hands and forgot to wash hands then used hands to eat if anyone had walked on anything containing HIV or hepatitis could I get it?
Two yr old hands are closed tight into fists most of the day. Why would he develop this behavior? He picks up objects with closed fists, so he can eat
Abnormal: Keeping hands closed in fists may be an indication of a problem with the nerves or muscles. This is something that you should consult a pediatrician about. The doctor can do a physical exam and determine what the next best steps are to fully evaluate the cause of your child's holding his hands in fists. ...Read more
I have recently started having episodes where I get really lightheaded and and my hands start shaking badly, if I eat it goes away, and I havnt had an?
Shaky: Your symptoms suggest hypoglycemia or low blood sugar. You need to see a doctor for testing soon. In the mean time change your eating pattern to 6 small meals a day with low or no carbohydrates. Eat more meat and fatty foods. This helps lower high insulin levels which cause the shakiness and light headed ness. Have food available and eat if you feel this way to see if it helps. See dr ...Read more
My hands have been peeling off for almost two weeks now I keep applying lotion every now and again but however it’s not fixing the problem and my hands are not frequently in water except when I take a shower or washing them before I eat?
A MOISTURIZING hand lotion and WEARING WHITE GLOVES when you are sleeping at night!
Just a thought!
Hope it's helpful
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