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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
You drank: Paraffin? Like wax? There should not be any effect on fertility but why did you do that?

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Suggested side effects include bruising, ingrown hair and infections.
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Dr. Sue Castleman
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Body waxing: Sometimes there is numbness, tingling or stinging of the affected area. There could potentially be a rash or other skin reaction due to the chemical o ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Guess: it depends on how much wax. A small amount should naturally be removed with your discharge. You could use your finger to see if you feel any wax. If i ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Wax: An interesting problem. Well, probably the only way to both tell if there is wax there and to get it out would be under direct visualization. Which ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wells
44 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, and ....: Starting zoloft (sertraline) as slowly as you have indicated will certainly have the potential for keeping side effects to the lowest possible level, ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rony Gorges
12 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Hair does not grow back thicker it jut appears that way because it's short. The side effects can be burning yourself with hot wax, an allergy to the w ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Safe if you can affo: Yes, safe. A few people may become allergic.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Difficult to say: At this point in time there are no identified long term risks other than the permanent loss of hair and the associated structures including the sebace ... Read More
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A female asked:
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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Occaisonal ?: Large amount will be bad.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Doxycycline: This is something that must be discussed with the prescribing doctor. In this portion of HealthTap we provide health education but we can't provide tr ... Read More

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