What is the correct way to deal with a broken mercury thermometer?

Question 1: Is it okay if the mercury thermometer breaks when I put it on the bed? There are children sleeping in the bed at home, and it seems that only the front part is broken. What should I do? Dr. Cui Lixia’s answer: If the mercury comes out, it needs to be cleaned up as soon as possible. Pick up the child and change the bed sheet and quilt cover. Be careful not to scatter the mercury on the ground. Just remove the bed sheet and quilt cover and shake the mercury into a plastic bag and seal it. If the mercury has been spilled on the ground, , do not use a vacuum cleaner, do not use a broom, put on latex gloves and use a cardboard or dropper to collect it and seal it in a bag to avoid contact. Be careful not to let children accidentally eat or touch the wound parts of the human body, and open windows for ventilation. Question 2: The baby has been having diarrhea for a few days, three times a day, and his stools are yellow and foamy. The doctor prescribed montmorillonite powder and monkey earrings anti-inflammatory granules. Four times a day, his stools are green, and there is some mucus in his stools before and after taking the medicine. , I still have Momo after taking medicine, what should I do? Dr. Wang Jing’s answer: If there is no inflammation in the stool test, don’t take anti-inflammatory drugs, because taking too many anti-inflammatory drugs can cause gastrointestinal dysfunction and cause diarrhea. If there is no inflammation in the stool, just take some montmorillonite powder and probiotics. If necessary, you can take some antidiarrheal medicine. Question 3: My baby is 2 years old and 8 months old. He has had frequent nosebleeds recently. The amount is small and can be wiped out with a tissue. His nose is obviously dry two days before each bleeding. The blood test in the past few days is also normal. How should I take care of him? Dr. He Jiexin answered: The weather is relatively dry, and nosebleeds are more common. Children should not be allowed to pick their noses. Use a lamp to illuminate the nasal mucosa to see if there are any ulcers. You can use erythromycin ointment to smear the inside of the nasal cavity. If there are ulcers, Erythromycin also acts as an anti-inflammatory.

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