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Will exposure to anthrax harm my child?

Will exposure to anthrax harm my child?

Yes: Anthrax is a serious illness. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/anthrax/ds00422. ...Read more

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Dr. Helle Lukk
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Anthrax (Definition)

Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Bacillus anthracis. There is a variety of symptoms, most of which involve the skin, ...Read more


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I am already sick, will anthrax exposure cause severe complications?

Yes: You are less likely to get anthrax than getting hit by lightening. If you are so paranoid, consult your doctor for feasibility of getting vaccinated. ...Read more

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When there is a known incident, how can I prevent anthrax exposure from cross-contaminated mail?

Autoclave the mail: You worrying about an eventuality that is less likely to happen than you getting struck by lightening, so to speak. However, if you are paranoid, you could get your mail autoclaved. ...Read more

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How rare is it for a normal, healthy child to be actually harmed (not just exposed) by lead in the u.S.?

How rare is it for a normal, healthy child to be actually harmed (not just exposed) by lead in the u.S.?

Not so rare: Old houses are often painted on the oufside with lead paint, particularly in the inner city. Kids find that the flakes of peeling paint taste sweet and they get their lead poisoning that way. This causes changes in brain development that is not easy to spot and may easily be ascribed to other causes. ...Read more

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Will i harm my child if i stand him on his leggs at 5 months 2 or 3 times a day

Many : Many parents are concerned that if their baby stands too early that they can get bowed legs - not true! babies begin to bear weight with support on their legs between 2-5 months, though they don't begin to stand on their own until 6-9 months. Many babies have legs that appear bowed just because of the way they were positioned in the mother's utuerus and this goes away by the time the child is 2 years old. There are a few disorders that cause bowed legs such as vitamin d deficiency, blount's disease, and skeletal dysplasia. All of these worsen with age instead of improve and have other abnormal signs that a doctor can check. If you have a specific concern about your child's legs, please discuss it with your child's doctor. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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How to add weight onto a slim child without harming his health?

How to add weight onto a slim child without harming his health?

Go easy here: Please be happy if your child is healthy. I am concerned about your worry. Children differ and fluctuate throughout development. A good chat with your pediatrician will reassure you. If this just part of ongoing or many concerns, let's take care of you first. ...Read more

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Can adco-namapol harm your unborn child ?

Can adco-namapol harm your unborn child ?

No: This is paracetamol or acetaminophen and it is safe in recommended amounts to take during pregnancy. All the best. ...Read more

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Will too much tuna harm my unborn child?

Will too much tuna harm my unborn child?

Depends: Canned tuna has a higher mercury content than natural fresh tuna. Tuna consumption should be limited to once a week. ...Read more