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Unsure: If you were in the cast of the "Big Fat Greek Wedding", the answer would be yes. I do not see any therapeutic effect from it but it may soothe the itching a little. For itchy lesions, hydrocortisone cream works better. For sores, you may need an antibiotic. Some bites (black widow, brown recluse spiders) often require medical attention. ...Read more
Avoid: I would avoid these chemicals esp when pregnant. ...Read more
It is really making: Me nervous that you are asking this question. Are you considering killing yourself or someone else by poisoning? If you have thoughts of harm to self or others - please get mental health assistance. If you have imminent thoughts - please get help at the nearest emergency room. ...Read more
I read that proteus mirabilis produces ammonia? So what if i disinfect a area with ammonia or windex? Will it disinfect it or make it stronger?
Proteus mirabilis: Proteus mirabilis produces ammonia as a by-product of its metabolism, it does not use it as a food source. Wiping down an area with an ammonia-based cleaner will not make it stronger. By-products of metabolism are often actually toxic to the organism. Using an ammonia-based cleaner should disinfect well. ...Read more
Water: Nothing to be concerned about. Just wish it with some warm water. ...Read more
Diagnosed- inspiratory Stridor. Lost insurance before Endoscopy was done. Happens after I cough or inhale chemicals (like Windex). What might it be?
Workup/Mgt: If your physician can schedule an airway fluoroscopy this will provide a dynamic view of the airway. It may be less expensive than an endoscopy. A plain radiograph of the airway performed upon inspiration also can be useful if there is a foreign body, tumor or mass effect. An outpatient nasal to vocal cord visualization may be performed with local anesthetics and can be performed by an ENT surgeon ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just found out I'm pregnant and was offered a job doing housekeeping. They use chemicals such as comet, Lysol, Windex, pine sol and pledge. I have n?
Question cut off: Please resubmit so we know exactly what your question is. ...Read more
Fumes: Some bathroom tile cleaners when mixed with bleach can produce toxic fumes which can cause lung inflammation if used in a small poorly ventilated space like a shower stall. While this is not a likely problem with the product you mentioned, i would either 1) ask somebody else to do it, or 2) work in an open well ventilated space. If you can smell a lot of fumes, choose #1. ...Read more
Was right next to my aunt when she was spraying windex on the table. I might have got some on my arms and stuff. should I take a shower? 32 weeks preg
No risk: Wash your arm, take a shower as you like, however, there is no extra risk to you or your baby from this incident. ...Read more
Wind?: Please clarify the question. I am sorry for your underlying medical condition. Are you referring to winded as short of breath? There may be different reason to cause someone to become winded and there may be medication available to help the symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more
Flatus: Bacteria in the colon help digest the contents; if the food remains in the colon longer than usual, a stronger odor may result. Also, certain foods are rich in sulfur compounds (eggs, onions, broccoli, etc) which, when acted upon by bacteria can produce bad smelling wind. Sometimes, eating parsley or watercress or other chlorophyll-containing herbs can lessen the odor, as can charcoal capsules. ...Read more
Illness vs season: Contrary to popular belief, sickness/illness aren't caused by season per se but by germs. In other words, winter season isn't why someone gets a cold. Colds are caused by viruses which you can pick up year round. But perhaps certain viruses can survive better in colder climates which explains influenza season every winter (http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-01/fyi-why-winter-flu-season). ...Read more