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Doctor insights on: Why Does A New Air Mattress Only Cure My Dust Mite Problems For A Few Days

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Why does a new air mattress only cure my dust mite problems for a few days?

Why does a new air mattress only cure my dust mite problems for a few days?

They are everywhere: Dust mites are not just in your mattress. They are in your clothes, your carpet, your curtains, and all your upholstered furniture. Most allergists are able to help you figure out how to reduce (not eliminate) exposure to dust mites. ...Read more

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Mite (Definition)

Any of various small or minute arachnids of the order acarina that are often parasitic on animals and plants, infest stored food products, and in ...Read more


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How long after treatment for dust mites does the rash last? My face and chest broke in a rash, it itches. He said I have been infected by dust mites

How long after treatment for dust mites does the rash last? My face and chest broke in a rash, it itches. He said I have been infected by dust mites

If treated 5to7days: If treated and re exposure is avoided it may take 5to7 days to clear but further exposure must be avided to prevent recurrence and treated with antihistamines and in severe cases you may need short course of oral steroids. ...Read more

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Is there any cures for mold allergy ? I lived in costa rica for two years last month's living there i had bad allergy from molds in the house moist weather so i returned to usa california I am having a hard time to get rid of it my nose is pluged can't br

Is there any cures for mold allergy ? I lived in costa rica for two years last month's living there i had bad allergy from molds in the house moist weather so i returned to usa california I am having a hard time to get rid of it my nose is pluged can't br

Nose allergies: Avoidance of allergic triggers is very important. Getting tested to determine what you may be allergic to can help answer this question. Over the counter antihistamines can help to relieve allergy symptoms. Allergen immunotherapy injections can be used to help decrease or at times completely resolve your allergy to environmental allergens such as pollens or molds. ...Read more

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Theres a study my girl heard about where you're paid for laying in bed 70 days. Can this cause blood clots? Or is a 25 year old probably safe?

Theres a study my girl heard about where you're paid for laying in bed 70 days. Can this cause blood clots? Or is a 25 year old probably safe?

Sounds scary...: Think of the things that might happen other than blood clots (which are not likely, unless a person has an underlying condition, known or unknown, that raises the chance of clots). Staying in bed will mean bone loss, muscle loss, blood pressure regulation problems, heart rate problems, all sorts of scary things... It would have to be a big payment, to cover the risks and physical rehab afterwards. ...Read more

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I found mold in the humidifier next to my bed. No idea how long it's been there. Haven't used in a year. I've been getting coughs. Will I be ok?

I found mold in the humidifier next to my bed. No idea how long it's been there. Haven't used in a year. I've been getting coughs. Will I be ok?

Unlikely a problem: There are thousands of mold strains and only a few rare ones that are toxic.You wil find mold almost anywhere that has moisture to sustain it, including humidifiers that are not cleaned regularly. I would clean it and forget the issue.It is not worthing sleep over.The next time you take a deep breath outdoors you have inhaled some mold spores.It's no big deal. ...Read more

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I got itchy eyelid after living with dog in home for 1 month(1st time in life,never lived with dog inside of home).is it allergy?no other symtoms

I got itchy eyelid after living with dog in home for 1 month(1st time in life,never lived with dog inside of home).is it allergy?no other symtoms

Sounds like it: The history is compatible with an allergy although dog allergy tend to affect the eyes themselves instead of the lids. Itchy lids are more likely from a contact allergy to facial or eye cosmetics. ...Read more

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If I'm eat dinner on my bed , is that considered as a food source for ecoli? There was some ecoli on hardcover books on my bed awhile ago. Hopefully it's dead now. I'm a germaphobe. I live in a small apartment so eating in bed is unavoidable. Help!

If I'm eat dinner on my bed , is that considered as a food source for ecoli? There was some ecoli on hardcover books on my bed awhile ago. Hopefully it's dead now. I'm a germaphobe. I live in a small apartment so eating in bed is unavoidable. Help!

E coli: How do you know if there was E coli on the books? Do The risk of infection is extremely low. E coli would not survive even if it were on the bed, for very long and likely your food did not even tough the sheets! Don't worry about infection! ...Read more

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What could be causing these symptoms? And are there long term effects? I live in a 120+ year old house with the original brick foundation, insulation, supports, and dirt floors (in basement). I have lived here for 6 months, and since the first week i ha

What could be causing these symptoms?  And are there long term effects? I live in a 120+ year old house with the original brick foundation, insulation, supports, and dirt floors (in basement).  I have lived here for 6 months, and since the first week i ha

There : There is likely something environnmental that is causing these symptoms. Would see an allergist to begin with. If he thinks it advisable you can bring in an industrial hygenist to inspect your home. Would check out allergies first. ...Read more

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Trying 2 Conceive When I leave his semen in me for 1night The next day I have odor for a few days Sperm Allergy or BV? No other symptoms

Trying 2 Conceive
When I leave his semen in me  for 1night
The next day I have odor for a few days
Sperm Allergy or BV?  No other symptoms

More likely BV: Classically BV causes a fishy odor that is more pronounced after intercourse. An odor is not one if the frequent symptoms of an allergy to his sperm. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I work in a factory. Spraying loctite adhesive spray 8 to 10 hours 6 days a week. I have headaches now,and coughing. Is it coming from the spray?

I work in a factory. Spraying loctite adhesive spray 8 to 10 hours 6 days a week. I have headaches now,and coughing. Is it coming from the spray?

MSDS: please wear the proper protective gear supplied by the plant you work at, check the Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS, with the Safety Officer and the plant Occupational Physician, it's your right, we have first to exclude that material isn't the cause for your symptoms, good luck ...Read more

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I use headphones that cover the ear completely and was wondering if they can get dust mite problems as I have a allergy to dust mitesthanks?

I use headphones that cover the ear completely and was wondering if they can get dust mite problems as I have a allergy to dust mitesthanks?

No: The ear canals are not the site dust mite favors. Their favorite dwelling place is your bed (mattress, pillow, box spring, and even comforter). I hope you have mite-proof encasings on the above items but don't expect miracles even if you have the covers on these items. ...Read more

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Every time there is a fan on. I get blocked nose. Only in spring season. If I use spray it start burning and might get sneezing a lot.plz any solution?

Every time there is a fan on. I get blocked nose. Only in spring season. If I use spray it start burning and might get sneezing a lot.plz any solution?

Cool mist humidifier: A common cause of congestion during spring and summer months (since it is now nearly spring to our Southern Hemisphere friends) is dry air. Fans dry out your nasal mucosa, leading to congestion. Try a saline nasal spray every few hours, to keep the mucosa moist. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I can't sleep even if I take meds 4 sleep. I go 4-6 days no sleep then I'm out for a day is there a condition that where a 30yr old can suddenly get?

I can't sleep even if I take meds 4 sleep. I go 4-6 days no sleep then I'm out for a day is there a condition that where a 30yr old can suddenly get?

A wide variety: of physical and mental conditions can produce insomnia. Frequently the person does sleep some and does not realize it. A sleep study as part of an entire package of evaluations will likely show the problem. Without tiredness or dysfunction, lack of sleep....not necessarily a problem. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-long-can-humans-stay/ ...Read more

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There is a cold colorless liquid flow out from my friend's anus, and he couldn't sit for long time, he is a smoker, may i know some ways to solve it?

There is a cold colorless liquid flow out from my friend's anus, and he couldn't sit for long time, he is a smoker, may i know some ways to solve it?

When you need help: This is a very odd question and situation that in my opinion needs personal examination by a local physician. Please help your friend get to his or her's doctor's office. ...Read more

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I found some nits about an inch away from scalp in hair. What does this mean as far as time frame for infestation? Not itchy and only found a few

I found some nits about an inch away from scalp in hair. What does this mean as far as time frame for infestation? Not itchy and only found a few

Early: If you have combed and have only these few nits with no live lice, then you are early in the infestation. Be sure and comb thoroughly and repeatedly close to the scalp. Treat with a elimite (permethrin) cream. Wash bedding in hot water. Treat and comb family members. Good luck! This is where the term " nit picking" came from. Continue to section the hair and examine and pick nits until they're gone! ...Read more

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I use a pillow to masturbate every time. Gets washed once in 1-2 weeks and lays on the couch etc. Chance of std, infection? No symptoms just wondering

I use a pillow to masturbate every time. Gets washed once in 1-2 weeks and lays on the couch etc. Chance of std, infection? No symptoms just wondering

Poor Hygiene: You cannot give yourself an STD. These done just appear without exposure to a previously infected human sexually. But, hygiene that is poor leads to bacterial or yeast infections frequently. ...Read more