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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Wells
41 years experience Rheumatology
Stool softener: Dulcolax is a stool softener. Some antibiotics, like amoxicillin, can cause diarrhea. I would not recommend taking them both. If there is talc, in a c ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
You Are Not: You cannot be allergic to non-biological molecules. Talc is a type of mineral and therefore you cannot develop antibodies to it and so you cannot be ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See below: Talc is an impure mineral whereas cornstarch is complex sugarfrom corn kernels. Both are used on skin as a drying agent. Concern has been raised abo ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Generally not: The contents of these product varies with who produces them. Some have additives like vitamins & aloe but talc is avoided.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Pica: Pica describes a disorder that causes your body to crave items and substances with no nutritional value. The most common cravings are for dirt and cha ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is considered: Fairly harmless on skin and with ingestion. Here is the problem, when inhaled in significant quantities it can cause inflammation of respiratory syste ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Talc: Unlikely to be allergic to talc
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Inhaled concerns: Talc is a foreign body that can cause scarring if enters the airway and lungs. Particularly there are numerous concerns with inhaling talc powder and ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Of course not: The scare claims about talc have made a handful of undavory lawyers rich and in my opinion have no science whatever. Stop reading crap on the internet ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Baby powders: Certainly trying to improve bodily hygiene should reduce the incidence of boils, abscesses and skin irritation. I'm not sure though I can fully recomm ... Read More

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