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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Occaisonal ?: Large amount will be bad.
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Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
OSHA and paraffin: The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a governmental agency designed to protect workers from job-related injuries. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Topical cortisone: Sounds like an irritant reaction to the hot wax. Try topical hydrocortisone a few times daily for 3-5 days. If problem persists, see doctor.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Paraffin baths: There is a risk of transmission of infections. Fungus and bacteria like warmth and moisture. It would minimize risk to change the paraffin and clean t ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
I'll bet zero: Husbands and wives seldom infect one another even when having regular unprotected intercourse. I'm not worried about sharing bath towels. Sorry you go ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
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It's all dirty...: Germs are everywhere. If you are overly concerned about dropping the soap and it becoming contaminated I bet these types of things routinely cause you ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Can get injury or infection
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Bathing: Bathing at dawn can wake you up to a new day. Bathing in the evening can relax you to sleep. Whenever we bathe we are washing away dead skin cells w ... Read More
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Dr. Kathleen Forcier
Specializes in General Practice
Warm, shallow water: Once your baby's umbilical cord has fallen off it's time for his first bath. You can either use a basin with about 2 inches of water or a bath with a ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Hot bath you sit in : It is a commerciallly prepared tub, it is shaped like a chair, in which one bathes in a sitting position, immersing only hips and bottom. It is used ... Read More
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