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There are several ways you can tackle this: There are over-the-counter treatments for head lice that you can get at most local pharmacies and grocery stores. You can also get a lice comb and pick out the nits and eggs by hand. However, you have to be VERY thorough; one missed egg can mean an re-infestation. Depending on where you're located, there are ...


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No! While symptoms may be mild or nonexistent at onset, the existence of antibodies may be a contributor to a whole host of psychological and nervous conditions. Authors of an article titled Latent Toxoplasmosis and Humans (retrieved from the National Institute of Health database) review 42 studies of latent toxoplasmosis (asymptomatic), which established ...


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Not entirely on topic but still relevant. My wife contracted Toxoplasmosis while she was pregnant with our 3rd child. It all ended well but it was one heck of a cliffhanger and could easily have resulted in our daughter being severely handicapped or dead. We have no idea how my wife contracted it. So a few pointers may be helpful for others: Get yourself ...


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Monica Cellio's answer already mentions recommendations if you own a cat and most of all that you're much more likely to contract toxoplasmosis through undercooked meat (most of the contamination cases) and gardening — you may add insufficiently washed legums and fruits. There are much more informations on the CDC website. I feel it's also important to ...


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I will add to Mary Jo Finch's excellent answer that toxoplasmosis can make you quite miserable if you get it. It is one of the three known viruses that cause symptoms that we know as mononucleosis. And as you probably know, the older you are, the longer the immune reaction (i.e. horrible tiredness) is likely to last. From the wiki page: Enlarged lymph ...


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I always had an "iron stomach," until I became a mother. In the first two years of my daughter's life I was sick 5 times with norovirus or something similar, once I had to go to the ER for IV fluids and twice I got sick, recovered and then relapsed. Besidss that, I was frequently sick with URI's. This is what I learned from my MD and my Naturopath: During ...


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I've had a similar experience, but been told I was crazy for connecting the pregnancy to my post-pregnancy stomach problems (8.5 months of sever nausea to the point I did need help getting re-hydrated, ceasarian heartburn etc during pregnancy and then easily made naseausous after). So, even though I've never heard of it - I too, have experienced it. ...


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From your description, suctioning the mouth is not what you need, in fact there are only a very few cases where it useful to suction the mouth at all. Loosening the phlegm from the lungs/throat can be relatively straightforward. Steaming a room as you have been doing should help, but what worked for us was to have our baby lying gave down across my knees, ...


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After my pregnancy, I figured out that my intermittent stomach issues were related to fructose malabsorption. This would be something to look into if the vomiting is connected to excess gas/burping. There isn't really a treatment for it other than to avoid the worst offenders (apples and pears). Some people even have problems with a wider range of foods ...



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