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Avoid Perfumes And Cosmetics
Cosmetics is a topic that includes the appearance-enhancing techniques that beauticians do, plus the medical equipment (such as lasers) and procedures available for decreasing or removing skin discolorations, minor birthmarks, freckles, wrinkles, tattoos, age spots, scars, body ...Read more
Possibly: Wrong combination can generate chlorine gas, which can damage eyes, nose, throat, lungs, even cause death. Depending on ingredients, inhalation might cause seizures. Use such products in well-ventilated area; follow use directions; don't mix products together. ...Read more
Skin Irritants: A list of the top culprits that trigger skin reactions, or contact dermatitis. Some cause symptoms like redness, itchy skin, or inflammation.Some are triggered by an individual's allergy (contact allergic dermatitis) while other chemicals affect everyone (contact irritant dermatitis). http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/dirty-dozen#1 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If perfumes are natural products like flower oils, how come I am allergic to fragrance in shampoos?
I use some topical products that contain paraben such as eyeshadows, compact powder, shampoos/conditioners, lotions. I'm currently 29w pregnant. Harm?
No: If you do not get a violent, red, itchy reaction, then you can continue to use them. ...Read more
Should survivors of pulmonary emboli avoid exposure to aresol products like air fresheners and cleaning chemicals?
Can I just use sunflower or olive oil if I am sensitive to fragrance and chemicals in products for dry skin or atopic dermatitis?
Could be: Scented feminine products have chemicals tht could irritate or even cause abnormal tissue changes. That is why is recommended to use everything un scented. ...Read more
Here are a few: I would avoid parabens (preservatives that are widely used and have been found in low levels in breast cancer), xenoestrogens (foreign Estrogens that have estrogenic effects on living organisms) or carcinogens (such as sodium lauryl sulfate that is often found in cleansers and toothpaste). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Dries and irritates skin. Use protection such as blue totes to protect hands. In small poorly ventilated spaces open window and wear face mask if available for string odors. ...Read more
They are toxic to ce: They are toxic to certain bacteria, so they alter your normal micro flora. As a treatment for dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis, this becomes irrelevant. OTC shampoos which will probably help if used at least. 3x a day (5x is OK) include. Zinc pyrethione (head& shoulders, DHS Zn), selenium sulfide (Selsun, Head &shoulders), salicylic acid (TSal, DHS SAL). If this fails, there are prescriptions. U ...Read more
Offgassing: Mixing bleach and ammonia is extremely dangerous and not recommended as it produces toxic gasses. Don't do it. http://chemistry.about.com/od/toxicchemicals/a/mixing-bleach-and-ammonia.htm. ...Read more
Products aging skin am/pm creams moisturizers.Sun damage, wrinkles, dark eye circle, large pores for very sensitive skin with no fragrance been using ceraphil gentle cleanser and vanicream?
Skin issues: It is difficult to know what your question is based on your description. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
What activities or remedies can help keep pores unclogged to avoid acne? Are noncomedogenic makeups, lotions, or oils effective?
Myth: The idea that acne is caused by "clogged pores" is simplistic. I trust you are otherwise healthy; if you're a woman in your 30s and are asking about acne, ask yourself about other evidence of hormonal disturbance. Forget "pop" acne remedies. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for something that can & manage till it self-cures. Best wishes ...Read more
Are there any soaps, lotions or moisturizers, or certain kinds of makeup you shouldn't use while on isotrentoin? Besides ones that are drying
Only drying: The drying ones are the only ones you should avoid. ...Read more
Yes: Although most people will tolerate these products, it is one more environmental allergen which can cause a skin issue.. Repeated exposure will increase your chances of an allergic reaction to just sensitive skin. Fragrances can also act as air none allergen and contribute to nasal allergies in sensitive individuals. It is best to use hypoallergenic products fragrance free. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do cosmetic products, for example moisturizers, contain dangerous chemicals? If so, what kind of moisturizer should one use, if any? What to avoid?
Controversial: There's many chemicals in our products, & though fda approved them in small doses, we are using them daily, large amounts, & in combinations, so the toxic effects are cumulative. Website about this info is ewg.Org/skindeep. The short list: avoid parabens, pthalates, sulfates, bha&bht, & sodium lauryl sulfate. You need a moisturizer that's suitable for your skin's needs. I like organicjojobaoil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are side effects of laser skin resurfacing for acne scars? Should it be avoided for its side effects? Is it considered a cosmetic operation?
It's worth it: Please forgive my frankness. Acne scars are a serious liability especially for a young woman. There's no "right" or "wrong" but this is a fact of life. I'm very sorry that your acne was not treated as it should have been. Be sure you acne is now under control -- your physician can help -- and continue this cosmetic, important procedure, ignoring the scare stories you read online. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kosher cosmetics: Interpretations of kashrus & halachic law vary tremendously, so always consult with your own rabbi, but... In general, everyday makeup is kosher if it doesn't contain products from or tested on unclean animals. Shabbos makeup should be powdered & applied dry (to avoid dyeing on shabbos) and colors should not be mixed on the same brush, and for pesach, makeup also must not contain any chametz. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Irritate cornea: Your body will try and wash out objects placed on the cornea, so excessive tearing may actually dry out your cornea, the outermost layer of your eyeball. It coul also get scratched, become red and painful after being moved about while your eyes are moving when you sleep (rapi eye movement, or rem sleep). ...Read more
What is Botox?: Botox is an injectable medication used to relax muscles. For cosmetic purposes it is typically used in the facial muscles of expression around the eyes and forehead. In certain instances it can be used to relax the muscles around the mouth, jawline, and neck. The cosmetic benefit comes from the resulting relaxation of the skin which diminishes the depth the expression lines. ...Read moreSee 30 more doctor answers
Safe Cosmetics: Depends on whether you have allergies to particular substances that may be in a cosmetic and the amount of allergen the cosmetic may contain. Consider going to a physicial who treats allergies to be evaluated if there is a history in your family or if you believe you have an allergy to cosmetics or if you have had an allergic reaction in the past. ...Read more
All surgery . . .: While cosmetic surgery procedures are generally well-tolerated and typically have good results, there are possible risks and complications you should be aware of for any surgical procedure. Be sure to consult with board certified plastic surgeons and be as informed as possible. (http://www.cosmeticsurg.net/blog/2009/09/16/board-certification-in-what-specialty-and-by-who/) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Major surgery: In general cosmetic surgery rates of problems and the rare incidence of death increases as the amount of tissue dealt with increases. The risk of death is also increased with general instead of local anesthesia. And of course the health of the patient and the age of the patient are factors in assessing the risk. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Every person is unique, and may have a unique sensitivity to any chemical additive in a product applied to the skin. For most, this is seen as an allergic skin eruption like that to some plants.Many docs do "patch"tests to identify those with such sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Braces is medical: Orthodontic treatment can be cosmetic, medical, functional, structural and all of the above. The main goals of orthodontic treatment is a beautiful smile, good bite and improved airway. Today, people of any age can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Ask your orthodontist for more information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Safety: Plastic and cosmetic surgery is very safe. It is still surgery and there are risks. You are actually safer in the O.R, than driving to the O.R. that day. Fatal complications are usually from heart trouble. This is why it is important to talk to your doctor about any issues you may have. See a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers