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Why Do Some New Houses Make Me Sick When I Go To View Them
Toxic chemicals: New houses are pretty air tight in construction. Add to that all the glues, varnishes, synthetic chemicals in carpet, cabinets, laminate flooring, etc and you walk into a chemical soup of toxins that can damage your health. Your sensitivity makes me worry that you already have a load of toxins on board and your detox systems may not be doing to well. See a functional med doc to evaluate and treat. ...Read more
It depends: If the house has mold in it -- or is off-gassing toxic materials -- absolutely yes it can make you sick. Need to check for other gas leaks and such also. Take good care of yourself and your family! ...Read more
Silly question. I have 3 sick boys at home. I bought a new rectal thermometer and in my exhaustion forgot to wash it before using it. Should i worry?
While not ideal...: I wouldn't worry too much. Just be sure to wash it after using it! ...Read more
Since moving into a new house I have been sick, could the house be causing me to be ill? Otherwise a very healthy person before moving and recurring.
SICK HOUSE SYNDROME: YES: SICK HOUSE SYNDROME. You need to have the house evaluated by a specialist in house evaluation. Common issues can be from fiberglass insulation, polyurethane sealing wood floors. Carbon monoxide exposure radon exposure . Off gassing of VOC FROM PAINT AND caulking. YOU NEED COMPLETE HOUSE AIR&WATER EVALUATION. Also air ducts must be cleaned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible heat exhaustion 1wk ago(sick after moving to new home in 118 temps). No appetite & nausea + dry gagging since. Go away on its own & how long?
Me and my girlfriend had sex on new years, since then shes been having some strange things happen. Are these pregnancy symptoms? She stayed home sick yesterday and was puking alot, she was craving foods but then she put them out and she didn't want them a
The : The only way to know if someone is pregnant is for them to take a pregnancy test. She can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since her last normal period, or she can go see her doctor and they can test her. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period. A blood test can tell if she is pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if she is pregnant around when her next period should come. ...Read more
Am i having a miscarige? I had a positive pregnancy take home test recently. I missed my menses since the 2nd of this month. I went to sixflas new egland and road rollercoaster and I've been sick since then. I have greyish blacih beelding my abdomen is is
What is the best way to treat pneumonia from home? I have been sick for a week now with lots of chest congestion. Possibly pneumonia. I don't have a job and am new to the town i'm in so don't have money to pay a doctor. I have been resting as much as poss
If : If you have fever, shortness of breath, worsening cough then you must go to the emergency room. You will not be turned away. If you do have pneumonia it can be life threatening and you will need treatment. If you present to a county hospital they should be able to assist you as far as financial issues are concerned. Also they should be able to give you a list or free or low cost clinics in your area where you can be seen for diabetes and hypertension. All the best. ...Read more
What is the treatment for food poisoning when you can't keep water down? I've been sick since i ate at a new restaurant for lunch. It started as soon as i got home after eating. It's been nausea and diarrhea for a couple hours. I tried to drink water so i
My husband insurance at his new job hasn't kicked in yet but my 2 year old is sick what should I do at home has a remedy my 2 year old has a stuffy nose at night but runny nose during the day its a bright green mucus her left eyes is kinda swollen and has
Sickness&school: U need to be clearere, r u asking what food or what preventive measures to prevent others from catching ur ailment? U need to clarify what u were sick with. ...Read more
I went thru a hard break up. Ever since i don't go out much anymore, i get home sick easily, i don't like too leave my room, what's wrong with me?
Response to reject: You are acting like a hermit to protect yourself from future pain. Problem is that does not work for people in society, so should seek professional assistance from a counselor or psychologist to help you through your rough patch to get back on solid footing. ...Read more
I think i am getting sick. my boyfriend keeps telling me to go outside for a walk and get out of the house. What is the proper way to get better fast?
R&R: Usually the fastest way is to eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of fluids (water or juice), and get plenty of rest. avoid alcohol and caffeine. Use OTC medications for symptom management. if not improving or if symptoms worsen visit your health care professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are there so many tragic shootings of innocent people everyday in the news? This makes me not want to leave the house!
Not to worry...: Despite the rash of gun assaults, your odds of being involved are miniscule. However, there are about 40, 000 people killed in motor vehicle accidents yearly, and dozens of children die each year in private pool drownings, many more than occur with shootings.Life is neither fair nor predictable. You choose how you live your life.Help someone else, and you won't worry about yourself. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: It is difficult not to be exposed to the same thing causing illness in someone you live with. Of course not all disease is infective but many conditions are spread by contact so regular hand washing and disinfection can help. Part of mutual caregiving is to, unfortunately, expose yourself to the sufferer. ...Read more
There is black colered mold in my apartment. I have been coughing for a month but not sick. What could be going on?
Black mold: Get the mold tested. Go to the centers for disease control the cdc and read about what you should do. ...Read more
I'm scared all the time that I'm going to go sick, I'm to scared to eat in college just incase I go sick, what is this? But I can eat at home
See a therapist: See someone at the college health service ASAP. Catch this as early as possible and you'll be able to overcome it. College Mental Health will have experience in this. It's hard, but not too. You can learn ways. Possibly eating a very easy to digest small thing - pretzel or crackers. Adding one by one new items as you feel safe. But work together on it. It will be ok. Best! ...Read more
I'm planning to take up yoga at home i heard its good for anxiety. Does anxiety ever go away? That worry feelin sometimes.I think it's caz i'm hm sick
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