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constant wetness of the wool fleece or haircoat along the backs of animals, and caused by heavy rainfall over a long period, causes fleece rot in sheep and rain scald in horses. Constant wetness of the underparts caused by poor drainage in indoor housing, or too little bedding or a defect of urinary control by the animal causes local dermatitis referred to as wet, e.g. wet belly of mink, wet tail of hamsters, wet dewlap of rabbits.

Patient discussion about wetness

Q. Can I catch pneumonia, if I go outside with wet hair? My Mother used to tell me when I was a kid that if I go outside with wet hair, I will catch pneumonia. Is this true?

A. Are you seiously, Ann? I mean, I'm sure y're wet hair make Pneumonia?...I sorry this is not true.

Q. why is it bad to walk outside with wet hair after you have taken a shower , when it's clod out side? what can happen to me if i will do it ?

A. I've done this several times. The few times, my mother told me not to, I caught a cold.

Q. My brother is a heavy alcoholic. He has very recently been diagnosed with wet brain. My brother is a heavy alcoholic. He has very recently been diagnosed with wet brain. I am wondering what this wet brain is all about?

A. It known as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome also referred to as wet brain often is seen in later stage alcoholics. This condition shows up on an MRI as a smaller less functional brain. The symptoms such as short term memory loss, inability to learn new things, inability to concentrate or focus could apply to a lot of things. I have never known people actually diagnosed with this. This knowledge I gained through surfing the net.

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The Gerbox[R] were kept in growth chambers (Eletrolab[R], Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil) at 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35[degrees]C for 6, 12, 24, 36 and 48h of wetness duration.
A lot of women just accept odor and wetness protection as the key functional benefit of the products available today.
However, the USM diagnostic system is capable of identifying a generic problem exists by a wetness of XLM [greater than or equal to] 0.
which in May updated the packaging of its Sure antiperspirant and deodorant line, and also added two "conditioning solids" that promise to provide lasting odor and wetness protection while working to reduce irritation and soothe skin.
The increased wetness and discomfort caused by it is very likely to disturb babies' sleep and using the right diaper is highly recommended as it will help babies and mums sleep the night through by minimising the wetness.
He said the meeting of the local Ruet-e-Hilal Committee was scheduled for Monday but it had to meet in emergency after receiving the wetness from various parts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, he said.
Mountain meadows in the Sierra Nevada have been intensively modified, reducing meadow wetness and potentially favoring easy access for mammalian predators to reach nesting areas in the meadow interior.
I wanted to write a simple poem about the wetness between a
How is it possible to wrench another being from yourself, have her placed upon your naked breast, dripping with your wetness, listen to her bald cries as her father prays partially paraphrased lines from Plath and still have not a single thing to say?
Pampers Premium Care has a unique honey comb layer to draw away wetness from baby's skin and, for additional protection, has five lotion strips containing aloe that help to protect the skin and provide comfort.
Years ago, consumers were content with gender-neutral antiperspirants and deodorants as long as they delivered on their promise of odor control and wetness protection.