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Is It OK For Me To Wear A Mask Whenever You Go To The Bathroom Everytime?

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Posted on Tue, 25 Jun 2024
Question: Hello. Since the COVID-19 pandemic is still around in 2024 of this year, is it OK for me to wear a mask whenever you go to the bathroom everytime?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No its not ok

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome,

It is NOT OK to wear a mask whenever going to the bathroom everytime. It has got nothing to do with Covid-19 pandemic occurence. Please describe your symptoms in detail.
This needs mental health evaluation as it may an unnecessary fear. Such fears are seen in obsessive compulsive disorder. Meditation can help relax mind and let go of fears.
Psychologist can also help.

Regards,
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (5 hours later)
Hello. Just as I was leaving the bar by the pool, I rinsed my feet at the side of the pool after walking to the bar with my bare feet. But I soon realized that rinsing my feet by the side of the pool might spread the germs to the people inside the pool and could get sick. I soon realized that I should’ve rinsed my feet by the rinsing shower outside of the pool, as I just did after rinsing my feet by the pool. Would I get in trouble if I washed my feet by the side of the pool without rinsing my feet outside of the pool first?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (17 hours later)
Brief Answer:
The swimming pool water is chlorinated

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,

The swimming pools are meant to have water filters and other water purification systems in place. It is also recommended to take a shower before getting into the swimming pool waters.
Do you feel you are in truble. You may want to learn mind management and relaxation techniques

Regards,
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (12 hours later)
I currently have a sore throat right now, but how do I get diagnosed with lung cancer?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (16 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Chest X-Ray PA view

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

You can rule out lung cancer by explaining your symptoms to the doctor. Do you have any other symptoms apart from sore throat?
If he feels appropriate, he may conduct tests like chest X-Ray PA view.

Regards,
Dr Vaishalee


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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (7 minutes later)
How do I end up getting renal failure to my kidneys?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (18 hours later)
Brief Answer:
There are many causes of renal failure

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,

You may start by drinking cleaner water with low TDS. Drink minimum 3-4 glasses of cleaner water per day. It should help with better functioning of kidneys.
If you are taking any medicines or supplements, please let me know. Some medicines can affect kidneys. There are many other causes as well.
Your kidneys are not affected unless your kidney function tests or kidney scan are abnromal.

Regards,
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (43 hours later)
Would I suffer peritonitis if I accidentally swallow a small bone of the cooked salmon that I accidentally ate?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Peritonitis has many causes

Detailed Answer:
Bone of cooked salmon, by itself, cannot cause peritonitis unless it got impacted or ruptured the intestines.

Regards
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (38 hours later)
How do I get Hematuria?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Various causes of hematuria

Detailed Answer:
Hi

There are many causes of hematuria including, diabetic nephropathy, kidney stone, stricture urethra, RBC disorders, genes, hemorhage, etc

Regards,
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (21 hours later)
Would I have hematuria if I urinate very hard, yawning and I felt something inside my stomach moves around for a slightest bit (which would also cause a bad bleeding inside my stomach)?
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (0 minute later)
Also, are my kidneys in the front side of my body or in the back side of my body?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Kidneys are in the back of the body

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Kidneys are in the back of the body.

If you yawn, urinate hard and you feel stomach moving around, it will most likely will NOT cause any bleeding in the urine or stomach. If there is a rupture of the stomach lining, there maybe some bleeding. There are specific causes of heamaturia or bleeding in stomach.
Are you having any heamaturia or blood in vomitus?
You should not take alcohol or any recreational drugs to avoid these issues. Eat hygienic food and clean drinking water. Get your blood pressure and urine checked.

Regards,
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (5 hours later)
I don’t have any blood in the urine, but how will I feel if I feel Hematuria inside my body?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (16 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Haematuria means blood in urine

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,

Haematuria means blood in urine. Urine will seem to be red-ish in colour. Also Red blood cells and/or haem will be seen in urina analysis.
Bleeding within body cavities can be deteced on examination by a doctor, scan of that body part.

Regards,
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (11 hours later)
Do I have to wash my hands after touching my own garbage can in my room?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes you can wash your hands

Detailed Answer:
Hi
After touching garbage can, you can wash your hands once with water. No need for repeated washing

Regards
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (23 hours later)
Would something bad happen to my body if I accidentally step on a puddle that’s actually either gasoline or oil?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (12 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You will get dirty

Detailed Answer:
Hi

If you step on a puddle that gasoline or oil, you will get dirty. Sometimes it is good to get dirty as it helps in increasing your immunity.

Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (20 hours later)
If I wipe off the urine (my own) off my toes with my towel, do I still have to rinse off my toes with water?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You don't have to

Detailed Answer:
Hi
After wiping off urine with towel, you don't have to clean it with water. But for some extra cleaning, you may rinse it off once.

Regards
Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (18 hours later)
Do I have to wash my hands after coming back home from my eye doctor’s appointment?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes hands can be washed after returning home

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Hands can be washed once after returning home. But avoid too much washing as it may damage skin.
Chickpea flour can be used instead of soap. Also apply some oil on hands after washing.

Regards,
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (7 hours later)
How will I feel after contracting COVID?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (24 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Depends on severity

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Symtpoms depend on severity. Mild covid will only have symptoms of upper espiratory inetcion and there will be chances of loss of taste and smell.
If severe covid, it can affect the lungs and symptoms accordingly.
Overall you will not feel well.
Regards,
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (10 hours later)
Would I have to wash my hands after a water from the toilet splashes into my hands and/or skin?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes you can wash hands

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

After a splash from toilet, you need to wash the area only once. No need to repeated washing

Regards,
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (32 hours later)
How will I feel whenever I feel nauseated?
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (33 hours later)
If any urine or water from the toilet gets up to under my arm pits, even while wearing my shirt, do I have to clean it off with water right away?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Water from toilet or urine on your body can be cleaned with water.
Time could be within few minutes or hours

Regards,
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (5 hours later)
How will I produce peritonitis inside my body?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (17 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Peritonitis is an inflammation of the peritonium and is mostly caused by an infection from intestines.

Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (9 hours later)
When I was going to sleep on my bed, I felt something almost wet on my lower right side of my body, like my right side of my pants is wet. I must’ve thought it was the urine that I must’ve urinated by accident, but by the time I got up in the morning, I felt nothing on my lower right side of my pants wet nor my bed is wet neither. Was it that I felt something invisibly wet when I was sleeping?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (14 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It may have been sweat

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

It could have been anything. It may have been sweat, pus or another body fluid.

Regards,
Dr Vaishalee


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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (6 hours later)
Last night before go sleep, I was about to put on my Apple Watch to sleep with, but I noticed some small wet-like stuff near the base of the watch. I wiped the entire watch off with a small piece of cloth. But after wiping it off, I soon realized it must’ve been wet from the water from the toilet. It didn’t make sense because I didn’t wear it to the bathroom before going to sleep with it, it could probably because I didn’t dried my hands enough after washing them. Would something bad would happen to me if I wear my Apple Watch to bed after wiping the wet-like stuff off of my watch or do I have to wash and dry it off before going to sleep?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (17 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Most body fluids are not contagious

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Most body fluids do not harbor disease causing germs. If it is your own body fluids then catching a new infection is not possible. Otherwise excreta does need to be washed off.

Regards,
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (50 minutes later)
On Tuesday night, I didn’t sleep until around 12:30 AM, but last night, I didn’t sleep until around 2 AM. During those two nights, my room became so humid, I turned on my air condition to help me sleep. Is it because my room temperature was humid or is it I am producing Fatal Familial Insomnia?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It could be stress

Detailed Answer:
Hi

It could be stress and humidity in the room. You may take Brahmi tablet after dinner when you are stressed out. it is a natural product.

It is definitely not fatal.

Regards,
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (1 hour later)
During those two nights, I didn’t sleep until around 12:30 AM on Tuesday and about 2 AM last night. Was it because I am starting to produce Fatal Familial Insomnia within my Thalamus?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Nope

Detailed Answer:
Do you have Fatal Familial Insomnia within Thalamus?
What all symptoms do you have?
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (41 minutes later)
During those two nights, I didn’t sleep until around 12:30 AM on Tuesday and about 2 AM last night. I meant that am I starting to be diagnosed with Fatal Familial Insomnia?
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (18 hours later)
Just before I was going to bed, I was in the bathroom washing my hands. As I was washing my hands, I felt something wet on my shirt, as if a bit of my urine or a bit of water from the toilet touched my shirt. It didn’t make sense since I closed the toilet with the toilet seat. Then as soon as I finished going to the bathroom, I went to bed and tucked myself in. But as soon as I tucked myself in, I also felt something wet on my left wrist as it touched the blanket. It felt as if some of my urine touched my left wrist, which didn’t make sense. What causes something wet that I didn’t feel on my skin?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Sweat

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Something wet could be some body fluid like sweat etc, another fluid or maybe just an altered sensory perception.

Regards,
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (1 hour later)
During those two nights, I didn’t sleep until around 12:30 AM on Tuesday and about 2 AM last night. I meant that am I starting to be diagnosed with Fatal Familial Insomnia?
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (8 hours later)
During those two nights, I didn’t sleep until around 12:30 AM on Tuesday and around 1:30 AM on Wednesday. I meant that am I starting to be diagnosed with Fatal Familial Insomnia? Also last night, just before I was going to bed, I was in the bathroom washing my hands. As I was washing my hands, I felt something wet on my shirt, as if a bit of my urine or a bit of water from the toilet touched my shirt. It didn’t make sense since I closed the toilet with the toilet seat. Then as soon as I finished going to the bathroom, I went to bed and tucked myself in. But as soon as I tucked myself in, I also felt something wet on my left wrist as it touched my blanket. It felt as if some of my urine touched my left wrist, which didn’t make sense, since I felt something wet, but don't feel anything wet on anywhere on my body. What causes something wet that I feel, but didn't feel anything wet on my skin? I couldn't sleep until around 1 AM. If that also happens, is it also mean I am starting to be diagnosed with Fatal Familial Insomnia?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (13 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Meditate

Detailed Answer:
Hi

No it is not fatal familial insomnia
And the wetness might just be sweat
Yog Nidra by art of living can help you sleep better. You can play it on youtube, lie down and follow the instructions lightly. You will feel so much better with this technique

You need to overcome your fears
Regards,
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (51 minutes later)
During those four nights, I didn’t sleep until around 12:30 AM on Tuesday, at around 1:30 AM on Wednesday, at around 1 AM on Thursday, and around 1:30 AM Last Night. Is it the sign that I am starting to be diagnosed with Fatal Familial Insomnia?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
It is NOT fatal familial insomnia

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have read your query
It is NOT Fatal Familial Insomnia

Regards
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (4 hours later)
Why does my body feel wet when it’s not?
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (25 minutes later)
Also, how will I know if I’m diagnosed with Fatal Familial Insomnia?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (39 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Fatal familial insomnia has severe symptoms

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Fatal familial insomnia has much worse insomnia alongwith many other symptoms affecting central nervous system, autonomic nervous system and hormones etc. You don't have any of these symptoms. You are not diagnosed with this condition.
Wetness could be altered senses in absence of fluids.

Regards
Dr Vaishalee
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How will I be affected by Scoliosis?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Scoliosis

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of spine and is diagnosed on radiology.
In most cases symptoms are mild.

Regards,
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (3 hours later)
How will I produce blood in the urine?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (25 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Blood in urine

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Blood in urine can be produced by many causes like infection, medicine, injury to the urinary tract etc.

Regards
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (1 hour later)
Do I have to wash my hands after touching my penis while I’m wearing pants after that?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (20 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes you may

Detailed Answer:
Yes you may wash your hands only once after that

Regards,
Dr Vaishalee
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How will I be diagnosed with muscular dystrophy?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (25 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Progressive loss of muscle strength

Detailed Answer:
Muscular dystrophy is usually diagnosed with a medical history, physical examination and creatine kinase test. Creatine kinase is elevated

Regards
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (8 hours later)
Does Muscular Dystrophy related to a disease called Terminal Disease?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Life span is short

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Life span is short in muscular dystrophy. But it is usually not considered a terminal disease.

Regards,
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (5 hours later)
How does Terminal Disease affect in my body?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Terminal disease

Detailed Answer:
Terminal disease is a disease that can cause death. It will cause failure of various organs of the body. Why would you be concerned about that? Do you have symptoms?

Regards
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (13 hours later)
I was curious to see if I would be affected by it regardless of age. Would I be diagnosed with Terminal Disease regardless of age?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (30 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Terminal disease corelation with age

Detailed Answer:
Hi
In simpler words, terminal disease can affect at any age. But most elderly people die one day of disease.
Yes anyone can be diagnosed with terminal disease regardless of age but criteria for terminal disease need to be met.

Regards,
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (13 hours later)
If someone almost sneezed on me while I’m wearing the mask while outside, would I contract COVID from that person?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Covid is always diagnosed with a test

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Covid is a contagious infection and can spread by respiratory droplets by sneezing etc.
Covid can be easily diagnosed by tests. So someone should have a diagnosed Covid to pass it on to you.
Mask has upto 95% protection against passing on Covid.

Regards,
Dr Vaishalee
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Would I contract COVID if someone touches me?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Not really

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

He should be having Covid to be able to pass it on to you by touching. One has Covid only if their Covid test is positive.

Regards,
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (9 hours later)
If my string attached to the front of my pants touches my penis, would I have to wipe the area of the string with my towel or do I have to wash the string off with water then dry it with my towel?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
I prefer washing clothes next day

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Clothes do touch body parts. I usually prefer to wash them later.

Regards,
Dr Vaishalee
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj (2 hours later)
If my string attached to the front of my pants touches my penis after urinating while sitting on the toilet while trying to pull my pants up while standing up, would I have to wipe the area of the string with my towel or do I have to wash the string off with water then dry it with my towel?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj (16 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Wash it off

Detailed Answer:
You may wash it off

Regards,
Dr Vaishalee
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Is It OK For Me To Wear A Mask Whenever You Go To The Bathroom Everytime?

Brief Answer: No its not ok Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome, It is NOT OK to wear a mask whenever going to the bathroom everytime. It has got nothing to do with Covid-19 pandemic occurence. Please describe your symptoms in detail. This needs mental health evaluation as it may an unnecessary fear. Such fears are seen in obsessive compulsive disorder. Meditation can help relax mind and let go of fears. Psychologist can also help. Regards, Dr Vaishalee