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What over the counter medication will help get rid of a rash on the skin around the vagina? Itching, red bumps caused by fabric irritant I think.

What over the counter medication will help get rid of a rash on the skin around the vagina? Itching, red bumps caused by fabric irritant I think.

Lamisil and: hydrocortisone cream because it may be fungal and irritant, use otc antivaginitis creams inside and out like monistat, be sure not a sexually transmitted disease like herpes [if little teardrop vesicalson red base bunched up get it cultured] or even hpv virus warts but if you shave too close can irritate and cause this too, may need antibiotics for skin infection ...Read more

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I get headaches every day and sometimes they can get pretty bad, what can help me? I've tried a cold wash cloth, tapping points, deap breathing, asprin, and other medications that claim to take away my headache

I get headaches every day and sometimes they can get pretty bad, what can help me? I've tried a cold wash cloth, tapping points, deap breathing, asprin, and other medications that claim to take away my headache

Hello.: Hello. There a variety of types of headaches and differing treatments. If you have not had your headaches assessed by a neurologist, I strongly recommend it. Especially since they are chronic, frequent and sever. The neurologist should be able to make specific recommendations. You could also ask the neurologist about medical acupuncture depending on the source of the headaches. ...Read more

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How to get rid of redness on face after taking off a cloth bandage?

How to get rid of redness on face after taking off a cloth bandage?

Facial redness: The redness from a bandage is usually short lived unless there is an allergic reaction to the bandage. Using over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream may help but the effect will not be immediate. ...Read more

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What is the name of the drug used on a cloth against the mouth and nose to knock people out?

What is the name of the drug used on a cloth against the mouth and nose to knock people out?

Chloroform or ether: Theoretically, any inhalational anesthetic gas can be used inappropriately in this manner. Originally ether and chloroform was used, or abused, this way as an anesthetic, but chloroform was found to have toxic side effects. Ether has since been replaced by more stable, reliable, and effective inhalational (gas) anesthetics like isoflurane, sevoflurane, and desflurane. Do not try this at home! ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink fabric softener?

NO: It is unsafe to drink fabric softeners which contain certain injurious chemicals. Ingestion of fabric softeners could result in diarrhea in the acute setting to the more severe damage to the GI tract including cancer of the pancreas and neurological symptoms like headache, loss of sensation in body parts, disorientation, irritability etc. Seek immediate help if you have ingested fabric softener. ...Read more

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What would you recommend for a fabric softener for someone with allergies?

What would you recommend for a fabric softener for someone with allergies?

Unscented Products: Anything unscented would work well. There are a number of products on the market. Downy Free and Sensitive, Attitude Baby Fabric Softener, Martha Stewart Clean, Snuggle Free Clear. Most are labels Free and Clear or Free and Sensitive. ...Read more

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How long does a louse live on fabric?

How long does a louse live on fabric?

ANSWER: Lice cannot survive for more than about 24-36 hours when removed from a person. Spraying furniture, carpets and bedding with an insecticide serves no real purpose other than providing some margin of psychological comfort. If anything, vacuuming carpets and furniture will remove stray lice. ...Read more

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Can I use fabric softener sheets as safe bug repellent for my children?

Can I use fabric softener sheets as safe bug repellent for my children?

Insect repellents: Deet is the only insect repellent that works. Adults can use 25% but the safe level for children is 10% and under. ...Read more

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What to do if allergic to fabric softener?

What to do if allergic to fabric softener?

Avoid: An allergy to fabric softener results in a skin rash wherever your skin comes in contact with fabric that is "contaminated" by fabric softener. The only effective treatment is steroids - topical of mild, and oral if the rash is severe. However, it is far better to avoid the contact in the first place. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to avoid the rash other than to avoid all contact. ...Read more

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Could downey liquid fabric softener cause this?

Could downey liquid fabric softener cause this?

Cause what?: Please be a bit more specific. Perhaps you're having an allergic reaction to a chemical in the softener? Go see your Family Doc for evaluation & treatment. In the meantime, best to avoid anything cleaned w/said softener. Perhaps, re-rinse w/o softener. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to fabric softener?

Is it possible to be allergic to fabric softener?

Yes: There are certain components in detergents, soaps, fabric softeners and cosmetics that can cause a rash called "contact dermatitis." in general, it is better to use detergents and soaps that do not have perfumes or dyes, and I recommend not using fabric softeners and dryer sheets. ...Read more

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Hi, is it possible for sperm to pass through fabric?

Hi, is it possible for sperm to pass through fabric?

RowRowRowYourSperm..: What kind of fabric? How tightly woven? How thick? I suspect they'd be slowed-down considerably because they need a comfortably wet environment to swim in. So if you think they traveled up your pants leg into you, I'd strike that idea. But...I'd fear whatever little sperm made it to the other side of that fabric!! I'd call him 'Super Sperm' and start an animated series about him for Netflix. ...Read more

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Can tapeworm survive on bedding or fabric?

Can tapeworm survive on bedding or fabric?

Briefly: Usually the whole worm will not come out, but sometimes parts of the tapeworm, called proglottids, can come out of the anus. These essentially carry the tapeworm eggs but can crawl short distances before they disintegrate, leaving the eggs. You cannot get tapeworms from lying in a bed with tapeworms or tapeworm eggs fortunately. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to fabric softener, what to do?

Allergic reaction to fabric softener, what to do?

Avoid: Reactions to fabric softener are usually contact dermatitis and so if you avoid using it, you won't get the reaction. If you really want to know what specific chemical is the problem you can see an allergist or a dermatologist and have patch testing. ...Read more

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What does an allergy from fabric softener look like?

What does an allergy from fabric softener look like?

Rashes: Most allergic reactions to fabric softener would present as a rash in areas of contact often called contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the best fabric softener for allergies?

Please advise what is the best fabric softener for allergies?

Healthtap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific products or product lines. ...Read more

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Is all hernia repair mesh synthetic fabric?

Is all hernia repair mesh synthetic fabric?

No.: There are many different kinds of mesh available for hernia repair. Some products are derived from animal products, or from cell culture products. Each product has specific uses, so talk with your surgeon to see what meets your needs. ...Read more

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Are clothing made out of polyester fabric safe to wear?

Are clothing made out of polyester fabric safe to wear?

Safer now: Back 30 or 40 years ago, in the 1970's, polyester was appearing in stores everywhere, but could subject one to relentless teasing if one wore it amongst the wrong crowd. That polyester was rough and unforgiving, but modern new polyester is pretty good stuff. It's safe to wear. It's soft and lays well but being a plastic (petroleum product), it still causes static. Cotton is softer, with no static. ...Read more

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How does certain type of fabric affect your skin health?

It depends: Some fabrics can cause irritation of the skin (wool) or even allergic reactions (man-made fabrics). Dyes in fabrics can also cause problems in some people. If you think you are having a problem with something in particular I recommend you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do you avoid clothing with a high amount of toxins in the fabric?

How do you avoid clothing with a high amount of toxins in the fabric?

Depends: Which toxins are you talking about? The word toxin is used a lot but often no one knows what they mean by it. If you are talking about petroleum products you might opt for organic clothing or natural fibers. Still, those may contain bacteria or other "toxins" you are trying to avoid. First you need to find out what you r trying to avoid then you can find how to avoid it. ...Read more

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My chest is allergic to fabric so I break out when wearing them. What can I do?

My chest is allergic to fabric so I break out when wearing them. What can I do?

?: Your chest is allergic to all fabric? So you have to go out bare-chested all the time? You cannot be allergic to all fabric. There are specific fabrics you may be allergic to like wool, silk, nylon. Read your fabric levels and see if there is any common fabric among those you know cause breakouts. Then try a different fabric. You can also take an OTC allergy pill or see an allergist for testing. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child is allergic to fabric softener. What else can I use?

What do you suggest if my child is allergic to fabric softener. What else can I use?

?: No alternative that I am aware of. I also would use a dye-free & color-free laundry detergent as well. If he is sensitive to softener, he could react to detergents as well. ...Read more

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Is it better to through out an expensive watch band or wash it when chiggers have attached to the fabric (have about 20 bite marks)?

Is it better to through out an expensive watch band or wash it when chiggers have attached to the fabric (have about 20 bite marks)?

Treat the band: There are many ways to treat the band with petsicides (not the watch mechanism-just the band) that will erradicate and kill chiggers. Simply microwaving the watch band for a few minutes (again-not the watch mechanism) will kill all living chiggers as well. Good luck. ...Read more