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Can touching the ground cause any infection?

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Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

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Posted on Tue, 24 Jul 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: hi i was taking numerous photos with y camera phone I hope I did not pick up anything you know like dangerous
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 12 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No need to worry

Detailed Answer:
Dear sir, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns but there is no need to worry as there are no reported side effects for using the phone camera even if for taking numerous photos.. I hope you find this helpful..
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 29 minutes later
I mean touching anything on the ground that’s all while taking photos that’s all

I don’t know if I touched anything but hats off hat on getting at


I’m saying don’t know if I touched anything on the ground While taking photos

I went to a woman at work while having lunch and I said hello and she did not know apparently and I said hello and she said who me was this rude of her and when I walked away I said freaking rude to myself what a sob what do u think that’s why at work I shouldn’t say hello To anyone at work right


hi i cracked my knuckles in my left hand and most at nights the whole hand is pain due from cracking my knuckles every time i have the urge to and i feel warm on my whole hand the left hand i feel like chopping my hand off it hurts too much ): any advice I try to stop cracking my knuckles but cant help it any suggestions its such a bad habit i tried at night but cant stand it i keep on doing it.
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 12 hours later
Brief Answer:
No need to worry

Detailed Answer:
Dear sir, hello again.. Touching the ground or any other surface is unlikely to cause any health hazards or transmit an infection, so all you need to do is to wash your hands with soap and water and then disinfect with alcohol.
As for the women at work, there is no need to get upset as not everyone is as friendly as you are..
craking your fingers should not cause any pain unless your finger joints are inflamed which can be resolved by declofenac once daily or due to vitamin b12 difficiency which can be improved by vitamin b 12 supplements.. I hope you find this helpful..
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 14 minutes later
See the redness and one of my finger bent slightly
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Follow up: Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 23 hours later
Hi I timed on my bed now I compressed it with a towel as but I could now could this lead to a stain it’s a new mattress tried to get baking soda but they ran out any worries about the he mattress thanks should I buy another one thanks how would u clean a mattress honestly woul it be too late if I put baking soda on when I get home from work??? Thanks I misplaced my glasses now I have a spare which I’m wearing now and blind I one eye would this affect the retina by not wearing expired subscription I did not Haverhill time to search it when I get home I will !! Now I’m parnoid
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Follow up: Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 0 minute later
I urined in bed
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Recommended X-ray

Detailed Answer:
Dear sir, Hello again..

After reviewing the photo, I would recommend that you get an X-ray to exclude osteoarthritis or cysts.. also you should take a blood test for the uric acid level in the blood to exclude gout.. in the meanwhile take Diclofenac once daily to relieve the pain...

As for cleaning the mattress, it is important to aeriate it until it dries completely and the clean the outer layer with Dettol diluted with water...

I hope you find this helpful..Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 3 hours later
But I put baking soda on It but before in the morning I compressed it as best I could though I did not have time for baking soda they ran out at Walgreens thOugh it’s dried but I put baking soda on it is my mattress going to be ok ???


But I hear baking soda gets the smell out though did I mess up though it was dry when I got home but put it on there anyways what u think sir


Was at Friday’s and they forgot the soup and the XXXXXXX was 43.94 plus the gratuity was 7.91 totaling 55.80 now getting credit back for 5.99 how would the gravity work would I get an xtra dollar back as a credit??

Everything was to go

Tgif Friday’s south beach ocean and 5th


I have phyractic arthritis I think that’s how u say it?? Like the white patches in skin u know

My hand I showed u u think the bones are damage does this look like arthritis the finger tips plus slightly bend u see

The hand thing is this life threating


Realized something can it be diabetic. Nerve pain???


Is this symptoms getting pins and needles legs arms bit can I die?!!

And back of my heal I feel like numbness at times not always, Sometimes


Can the weather give pins and needles when the weather is changing and body parts hurts like left hand or both

If so why fhanks

If u have to much surfer but u burn off by walking and staying fit worries

??
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 20 hours later
Brief Answer:
Baking sofa is ok

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir, hello again, yes it is ok to put baking soda as it absorbs the smell and helps the surface to dry faster..

You should also get back to the dinner to find out the details of the credit that was added back to your account. Yes, it looks like osteoarthritis and also it could be due to neuritis so you might need to check on the level of vitamin b12 in blood. Vitamin B12 deficiency can be the cause of the pins and needles feeling that you are suffering from.. but there is no need to worry as this is not a life-threatening condition and with appropriate supplementation, you should be fine within a while.

I hope you find this helpful...
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 17 minutes later
It’s not diabetic nerve pain

?? I take fish oil and other vitiams to help vision muscles and pins and nerves nerve endings but why getting pins and needles weather related and u said Oasteseties arthritis

Folic acid and merhroxiade

Folic every day meth roxiade 5 pulls every Friday
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 24 hours later
Brief Answer:
Blood tests

Detailed Answer:
Dear sir, Hello again..

To confirm whether you have diabetic neuritis or not you will need a blood test of fasting and postprandial blood glucose levels together with HbA1c test...

Also, neuritis which is caused by vitamin B12 deficiency can be accompanied with osteoarthritis and if the vitamins you take include vitamin B12 then it is excluded.. If your vitamins do not include vitamin B12 then it's deficiency is a possible cause of the pain...

Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 5 hours later
Thanks

At a friends house it was a religious event so the congregation was having dinner do we all washed hands and everyone was using the same towel but I believed I used a paper towel towel . The kitchen but no trash now I put it my back pocket and I sat down on it and as soon as I got up I did not know but as I was talking out side on the phone with my dad As I was walking home threw the item I had aaaat in the trash all I know it was white and I think it was crumpled now my brains ya thinking something else I hope it’s not anything dangerous or hazard my brain plays tricks on me what should I do hiv test go to my dr for blood testing or forget about this event I gave a photo where the item was it was my behind I know this sounds weird but really I’m parnoid thanks if u were me what would u really do thanks

I want to atbd a photo but it’s my buttocks sorry I don’t know ur a doctor
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 20 hours later
Brief Answer:
No need to worry

Detailed Answer:
Dear sir, hello again. There is no need to worry and there is no health hazard in my opinion from the sequence of events you are telling. feel free to send a photo.. kind regards..
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 10 hours later
Ok thanks went to the er and I got the release form from them and I don’t know if my zipper was up or not believe went to restroom not so aure very long day hiv testing u think I made contact with anyone I just don’t know thanks

This is frightening ?? Yea or no thanks leaning towards no but not totally convinced

Hi was walking and saw an item but I XXXXXXX be I did not make contqct with it at all I had a go to bag to go in my left hand and apparently nothing in my hand and I looked back I believe the item was still on the ground I just don’t recall the events nos I’m thinking did I touch it?? All I know it was like metal and thing?? It looked like a metal from something ?? Not sure it was not big but look like metal of some sort not really soo sure hiv testing u think I touched it thank you
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 23 hours later
Brief Answer:
No

Detailed Answer:
Dear sir, hello again.. I have reviewed the sequence of events and you should not be worried as there is no risk of HIV and no need for testing.. I would also recommend that you revise a psychologist to apply cognitive behavioral thinking with you so you. an get rid of the excessive fear of HIV infection.. I hope you find this helpful..
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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