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Washing (Overview)

As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the severity of the reaction.


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Is it okay washing my body twice a day?

Is it okay washing my body twice a day?

Yes: Avoid too much hot water as it makes the skin dry. Appy moisturizing creams liberally after bath. Taking bath itself is a good means if hydrating your skin. Read more

Washing (Overview)

As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the severity of the reaction.


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Is it alright mosturising even without washing the skin?

Is it alright mosturising even without washing the skin?

Yes: If you experience chronic dry skin, you need to moisturize more than you bathe. Twice a day moisturizing is good. Read more

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How can I stop my brother from washing his face too much?

How can I stop my brother from washing his face too much?

You can't: Either he enjoys doing this, or he has obsessive-compulsive disorder. If it bothers him, read up on this and ask, "Hey Bro, does it bother you having to wash your face so much? Here's something you might want to read. I love you regardless and maybe you can talk with your physician about this, but only if you want to." That's being a GREAT brother. Read more

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My face has been extremely dry, should I stop washing it twice a day?

My face has been extremely dry, should I stop washing it twice a day?

Yes: Wash once a day at bedtime if your skin is getting dry. Be sure to rinse with cold water, as hot water dries the skin more, and apply moisturizer. Read more

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Could not washing on your tops after you've sweated in them cause back spots?

Could not washing on your tops after you've sweated in them cause back spots?

Not common: Your pediatrician should be able to help you with examining those spots. Usually sweating or wearing clothes that have dried sweat on it will not increase more spots to form. Depending on the type of spots you have, the color, whether their flat or raise, whether they are pigmented or not pigmented, will determine the answer to your question of what it could be. So start there. Also, your doctor can take pictures of the spots, and keep that on your medical record. Read more

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What does washing detergent allergic reactions look like, and what can cure it?

What does washing detergent allergic reactions look like, and what can cure it?

RAISED RED SPOTS: CLOSE TOGETHER, INDURATED AND ITCHY. STOP DETERGENT USE, MY APPLY BENADRYL (diphenhydramine) OR CALAMINE LOTION. CAN USE ORAL BENADRYL (diphenhydramine) BUT MAY MAKE YOU SLEEPY. Read more

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Besides washing and cooking food thoroughly, are there any other ways to avoid salmonella?

Besides washing and cooking food thoroughly, are there any other ways to avoid salmonella?

Wash your hands: Salmonella is foodborne. Avoid raw eggs (cookie dough, cake batter, homemade ice cream, egg nog), wash your hands before and after going to the bathroom, before and after preparing food (especially raw meats), before and after eating, any time you touch reptiles and birds or clean up animal feces, and any time you change someone's diaper. Read more

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What do washing detergent allergic reactions look like and how can I identify them from anything else?

Red, bumps.: Usually a conact allergy rash due to shampoos, detergents till have a red, fairly flat rash in area of contact with clothing etc. That is itchy and usually relieved with removal of agent, clothing and better with washing skin. Read more

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Is it okay washing my body twice a day? I even mosturise after both, but just wanted to know if it is alright?

Dry skin: Excessive washing depletes the skin's natural oils and can make it dry. Moisturizing after each bath is good, if you have to shower twice a day. If that is the case, use tepid water, not too hot and don't linger in the shower. Read more

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I use a tonne of washing up liquid when washing up and usually do about 4 squirts is washing up liquid dangerous to health?

Should be ok....: The amount you use should be ok. If you are talking about hand washing dishes, you may want to use good gloves to protect your skin and avoid overly drying your hands and nails. Also, this allows you to use hotter water for rinsing. It is important to make sure the dishes are well rinsed Read more

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Is it worth washing your body in the mornings, that I am not going to gym? I always shower every evening and gym when I go.

Is it worth washing your body in the mornings, that I am not going to gym? I always shower every evening and gym when I go.

Probably not: Unless you have a skin condition that warrants frequent cleansing (jock itch or athletes foot) or sweat heavily during sleep hours, you don't need to overdo it. Too much soap and give you dry skin. Read more

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My face gets dull within 2 hours of washing my face. Why? But it looks brighter the moment I washed my face. Often washing may cause issue??

My face gets dull within 2 hours of washing my face. Why? But it looks brighter the moment I washed my face. Often washing may cause issue??

Hydrate your skin: When you wash face you get rid of natural oil along with dirt. Your skin looks and feel good. Too much washing will make your skin dry. After washing your face use a good cream with spf 30, drink plenty of fluids that will keep you skin hydrated. Read more

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Doctores I have bronchictasis and am in the hospitall seince 4dayes and the doctore told me that I must do washing for my lunges is that dangerous?

Doctores I have bronchictasis and am in the hospitall seince 4dayes and the doctore told me that I must do washing for my lunges is that dangerous?

BAL: If bronchoalveolar lavage is what you are referring to, then its a relatively safe procedure when performed by a pulmonologist or other trained specialist. It may be helpful diagnostically and also help with temporary management of your symptoms. Good luck. Read more

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What is gradient sperm washing?

What is gradient sperm washing?

Gradient Sperm Wash: Gradient sperm wash is a technique to filter the sperm through solutions of different densities to isolate the live moving sperm. We must remove the semen fluid which is very irritating to the woman's uterine lining. We also do not need to inject the dead sperm so we try to remove fluid and get the most active moving sperm. We have other techniques that work well too. Talk with specialist. Read more

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