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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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I noticed that I had a small hole on my frenulum when washing in the shower, I'm 18 and have never experienced this before. What should I do? Or is t

I noticed that I had a small hole on my frenulum when washing in the shower, I'm 18 and have never experienced this before. What should I do? Or is t

I presume you are: Talking about the frenulum of the prepuce of the penis (there is also a frenulum between you upper gum and lips in your mouth). Developing a little hole or tear is not especially uncommon...the main risk is infection especially in the uncircumcised. Cleansing is important. It can be painful for a few days...but nothing specific needs to be done. Good wishes:) ...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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What is the proper hair washing procedure?

Lather: Apply the shampoo to wet scalp, lather, leave on for at least a few minutes, then wash out
can repeat if necessary. ...Read more

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Why is washing your face beneficial to health?

Why is washing your face beneficial to health?

Healthy skin: Healthy skin is beautiful skin. Washing your face is an important part of a good skin care regimen. You should use a gentle cleanser which is matched to your skin type. Make sure you use a sunblock as well.

Your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist can recommend the best product for you. I recommend skinmedica products in my practice as the most effective product line on the market. ...Read more

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What is the most ideal frequency of washing your face?

What is the most ideal frequency of washing your face?

Never: My own insight is that the face be rinsed to get dust off but, absent obvious grime, soap is not indicated. The reason is that the facial skin secretes oils with antibacterial qualities. I wonder if we are only species with a social habit of face washing. The most beautiful facial skin I ever saw was a german woman who threw cold water on her face each morning. ...Read more

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Getting a smell from the virginia even tho I washing all the while?

Get test for BV: There are several causes of bad smelling vaginal discharge and testing is needed to determine the cause and treatment. The most likely is bacterial vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria. It causes a watery discharge with a fishy odor. It is not sexually transmitted and your partner does not require treatment. It is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hey, DR, when taking a bath, is it best to avoid washing down there?

Bathing: CBriggs ~ DEFINITELY NOT! Cleaniless is close to godliness so WASH EVERYWHERE with SOAP AND WATER! Thanks ...Read more

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I was washing towels with pure bleach and I inhaled a bit. Is this okay?

OK: You should be ok from a short/quick burst of inhaling the fumes. If longer and deeper breaths were involved than you could experience intense nasal irritation and "burning." Also with prolonged, daily type exposure, that would cause more long lasting effects. The one time exposure you had, should be fine, but in the future, wear a mask when dealing with toxic chemicals. Best wishes. ...Read more

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After washing a baby's hair, is it better to blow dry it or let it air dry?

After washing a baby's hair, is it better to blow dry it or let it air dry?

Air dry: Blow dryers can be too hot for babies. If it has a cool setting that is fine but usually it is not necessary. ...Read more

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Following washing, is it better to machine dry or hang dry tights, what to do?

Us doctors: Might not be the best experts when it comes to doing laundry. ...Read more

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Is washing face after using computer for so long can make your vision deggrade?

Is washing face after using computer for so long can make your vision deggrade?

Not usually: Neither using a computer nor washing your face affects the eye much, other than by means of surface irritation. If you get soap in the eye while washing your face, the eye can be irritated. If you were using the computer beforehand, there may have been some surface drying that made the eye more irritable, so the soap may have been more uncomfortable than usually, and affecting vision form tears. ...Read more

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My hair is getting oily I don't know why even after a day or two of washing it?

Are you using: Heavy sprays or gels? Sometime that encourages oil production. Overwashing will too as will over conditioning your hair. Also make sure the water temperature is not too hot. Best. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if I'm allergic to chrome-tanned boots, will washing them fix it?

Could you tell me if I'm allergic to chrome-tanned boots, will washing them fix it?

No: The leather was saturated with chromic acid during the tanning process and washing just takes out those on the surface area. As time goes by, the level of chromate may decline. Try wearing a thick cotton sock to prevent your sweat which may leach out the chrome form the leather if you must wear them. ...Read more

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I work with a computer almost 11 hours a day. Is washing my face after work harmful?

I work with a computer almost 11 hours a day. Is washing my face after work harmful?

No: Should not be harmful to wash your face (with face wash approved products), even after computer use. ...Read more

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How safe is it to wear underwear straight out of the package before washing them first?

How safe is it to wear underwear straight out of the package before washing them first?

I'd wash it first: While it's not terribly dangerous to wear underwear directly out of a package, some people may develop rashes/reactions to the new material due to chemicals used in the processing. It is always a good idea to wash them first but if you don't have the opportunity to do so in a pinch, it probably won't hurt you. ...Read more