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Which chemicals are in windex?

Which chemicals are in windex?

Mostly water: The original formulation of windex contains water, isopropanol and ethylene glycol monohexylether. There are different versions of windex, however, and thus the chemical make up may be slightly different. ...Read more

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Is Windex good for bug bites?

Is Windex good for bug bites?

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

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Can sniffing windex too often harm your health?

Can sniffing windex too often harm your health?

Yes: If you are delibrately "sniffing" also known as huffing, you can cause damage to your brain, heart, liver, kidneys... So stop it. ...Read more

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Which poison like windex mixed with a soda or drink could kill someone?

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

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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?

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

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Is windex good 2 pimples? Does it get rid of them fast?

Is windex good 2 pimples? Does it get rid of them fast?

Not recommended: That is not a recommended treatment for acne. There are plenty of over the counter medications. I would recommend one with a benzoyl peroxide. ...Read more

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Diagnosed- inspiratory Stridor. Lost insurance before Endoscopy was done. Happens after I cough or inhale chemicals (like Windex). What might it be?

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 more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant, is it safe to use windex & clorox with bleach bathroom cleaner?

I am 5 weeks pregnant, is it safe to use windex & clorox with bleach bathroom cleaner?

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

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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

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

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Is there a med to help wind?

Is there a med to help wind?

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

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What causes bad smelling wind?

What causes bad smelling wind?

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

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How wide should the cervis be?

How wide should the cervis be?

Normally closed: Minimal opening during menstruation, just enough to permit expulsion of menstrual blood. Even then appears closed if inspected with a speculum. ...Read more

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How can I stop wind in.My back?

Wind: Avoid in sequence the following. Resume if symptoms persist. 1. Dairy products 2. Lentels and beans 3. Salad. ...Read more

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How can you get sick in the winter?

How can you get sick in the winter?

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