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What do you suggest if my friend, and I need to know how to help her! is it safe to swab mercurochrome or hydrogen peroxide onto her mouth to disinfect it?
Mercurochrome/ H2O2: Although merbromin (organic mercury) in mercurochrome is reported to be benign – you wouldn't catch me putting mercury in my mouth. Sometimes low concentrations of Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) are used in the mouth. But if she has oral lesions, the H2O2 can actually cause tissue damage and is not considered to be a good antiseptic. Has she tried gargling with warm salt water? ...Read more
Poison Control: If you drank any liquids that are not meant for human consumption, call the poison control hotline or get yourself to the ER ASAP ...Read more
Hey, I wanted to know if lemisol is good to wash the vagina cause I heard it is not and I use that?
Vaginal washes: Vaginal washing, also called douching, is not needed for personal hygiene and can cause problems like introducing bacteria and increasing the risk of bacterial vaginosis. It cannot prevent pregnancy or treat a sexually transmitted disease. Normal vaginal secretions are white or pale yellow. Everyday bathing or showering with soap and water should be adequate to keep these odor free. ...Read more
Should be OK: It should work out all right in the end. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoidance: The important treatment for irritant triggers such as chlorine is to avoid the substance as much as possible. This can include using using an acceptable substitute product, using the product in well ventilated areas, wearing a special face mask, etc. The cough may be irritant or even asthma. Your doctor can assess this with spirometry (breathing test) and recommend medications if needed. ...Read more
?: No alternative that I am aware of. I also would use a dye-free & color-free laundry detergent as well. If he is sensitive to softener, he could react to detergents as well. ...Read more
What happens if you have poisoned your brain through drug use is there anything you can do to make it better?
Yes: find a good 12 step group. stop using. exercise your mind - read, learn. if have depression or anxiety, get it treated. eat well. physical exercise. early in sobriety its common for people to feel like they lost a step or are in a fog. just as drugs & alcohol take a bit to exact their toll, reversing things takes a bit too. gotta be patient, work at getting better. take care of your brain & body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm going to get a chemical peel and I want to know if there is anything I have to do prepare my skin for this? Or is it not necessary?
Depends : Some peels like the Vi do not require preparation. However some others are better if for a few weeks pre peel you have a regimen of hydroquinone and retin-a which is discontinued a week before the peel. I would speak to your doctor about if you require a pre peel program ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enema: I am not familiar with a "to n fro enema", and I am wondering who recommended it. If a doctor recommended it, then they or their staff should explain what to do. If it it something you are trying on your own, I would encourage you to not do it. If you are doing it for a specific reason, then please submit a question with what you are experiencing and we would be happy to help you. ...Read more
Remove the mold 1st: Simple cleaning with soap and water and treatment with vinegar can remove the mold from visible surfaces.Be thorough. After removal of all visible mold, the machine is ready for use using new filters. Failure to clean it can aggravate respiratory problems in those sensitive to mold spores. ...Read more
Keep clean/monitor: The fire ant bite is unusual in that the mouth parts contaminate the bite with an acid that tends to leave a sterile pustule.Although it can look bad, it will usually heal well after simple cleaning. Occasionally kids will get pronounced swelling of the whole limb which usually responds to benedryl.Benedryl lotion or cold compresses can help with the itching. Have it checked if it spooks you. ...Read more
What will happen if I accidently swallowed a piece of a plastic wrapper from a popsicle? How do I know that it is in my body system? Please help.
Watch for symptoms: When you swallow something that is small usually the body gets rid of it in your stools. However, if the object is significantly large it might cause intestinal obstruction which requires immediate evaluation. You might present with abdominal pain and difficulty passing stools. If you are presenting symptoms please consider going to the ED. ...Read more
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