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Bath Oil Medication
Try to find out what causes your dry skin. Is it something you use on your skin? Some food you ingested?
How much fluids do you take and what kind? Drink adequate amounts of water!
avoid scented soaps and creams, try using creams with few ingredients and apply frequently. Avoid very hot baths and very long ones as they may strip your skin from natural oils. You may try olive oil in your bath. ...Read more
I moisturise twice a day, each time after I wash hands n bathe with bath oil but my static is still bad. Is it onli due to my dry skin?
Static electricity: If your skin is very dry - try an anti-static hand lotion (also available for the electronics industry.). ...Read more
My 17month old child was exposed to lamp oil on his skin. He has broken out in a rash. I gave him a bath. What else should I do? What if he ate some?
Toxic substance: Scented and unscented lamp oil is kerosene without the bad smell. But contrary to popular belief, the additives (benzene, naphtha) that masks the smell makes lamp oil potentially dangerous, and if absorbed by the skin and mucous membranes it could be harmful. Please call poison control for complete information: 1 -800-222-1222. ...Read more
In atopic eczemacan I use very dilute solution of clobestasol in olive oil immediately after bath one or twice in a week?
What's the?: Am you asking whether this is safe as for safety, you will need to calculate the actual quantity of clobetasol used to assess potential side effects. However if you are using less than 3 gm of clobetasol 0.05% / wk topically, I think the risk of side effects would be minimal. In atopic dermatitis, the most important step is using a moderate-thickness moisturizer immediately after bathing. ...Read more
Had surgery. Stiches on face. Can I go for steam bath? Any risk of infection? If I want to go, can I use oil on stiches and go for steam bath?
Although online forums can be useful, these types of questions should only be answered by your surgeon. Remember that he/she knows your situation best and is ultimately responsible for your care. Taking advice from online consultants can be misleading and/or dangerous.
Best wishes. ...Read more
I applied olive oil to my hair before taking a bath. Will this make my hair grow long and can u suggest other things to make it grow more faster?
Olive oil healthy:
I don't think olive oil will make your hair grow longer, but it may keep the hair from splitting and breaking, so in effect can help it grow longer. Best things for hair growth -- balanced diet, adequate protein intake, getting enough B vits and Vit D.
Gentle hair care to avoid damage and breakage. ...Read more
How to reduce dandruff, white patches on head, hairfall? I'm taking head bath daily. Using oil and shampoo thrice and twice resp. Is daily headbath, gud?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
My hair is falling down when I take bath or applying oil on head. How to stop this. Is there any problem of applying shampoo while taking bath.
Hi doc, my hair are so dry rough n weak, how frequently oiling n head bath is required, suggest me some shampoo?
See dermatologist: Would certainly recommend checking your thyroid function, and possibly checking for other problems such as toxin exposure first. A good dermatologist should be very helpful. ...Read more
I had a little cut in my perineum area I bath in tea tree oil and warm water now it's swollen with pus what happened?
Itching all over the body. No rash nothing at all. It just itches a lot all over. I put baby oil after I bath still its not okay!! : (?
See dermatologist: If the itching is so bothersome, you should consult a dermatologist since dry skin is apparently not the issue. The itch pathway is far more complex than we had thought and no longer just a matter of histaminic action. (I assume you have tried antihistamine already. If not, you may give it a try). ...Read more
Is I possible to be allergic to baby oil? I regularly use sesame oil after a bath to soften skin but I tried baby oil and my legs are itching and red.
Yes: There are stabilizers and several ingredients in baby oil so it is possible to be allergic to it. ...Read more
20/21 weeks pregnant Can I use a lush bath bomb with these essential oils as ingredients: Grapefruit oil, cedar wood oil, and peppermint oil. No concentrations are given. They are not the first ingredients listed.?
Yes: Based on the information provided, fetal harm is unlikely, as long as the temperature is not too hot. There is a small risk of fainting from the vasodilatory effect of a hot bath which could cause drowning. Also, some people could be allergic to some of the ingredients themselves. Dipping your toes in the bath for a few minutes to ensure no allergic reaction may help eliminate this concern. ...Read more
I started taking 2 weeks ago vitamin B12 sub ling and magnesium I'm also using jojoba oil on my skin after I bathe. But I got a rash and its spreading.
Allergic?: I'd first consider the jojoba oil. You may likely be allergic to it or a component of the oil mixture. Stop and give your skin a few days to see if it starts clearing. If not, see a doctor. ...Read more
I use hot water to bathe in winters. Could it be the reason of dry and itchy skin. Am using almond oil & aveeno (oatmeal) but nor much help. Advise pls.
Hot water OK: After a long soak in shower or bath-----fingers wrinkled-----use a CERAMIDE cream within 3 minutes. Aveeno (oatmeal) ECZEMA or Eucerin ECZEMA. Also rub in the same cream several times a day. Or just move to Hawaii. Also avoid caustic soaps. Skin cleansers made for dry skin are produced as Dove, Olay, Aveeno (oatmeal), Eucerin Cetaphil. ...Read more
Any opinions on a detox bath? Detoxifying your body by laying in a tub with epson salt, ginger, baking soda, and essential oils?
Reasonable to try: There is not much research on this topic, but epsom salt baths are a proven way to get magnesium into our bodies, which most people need more of. Baking soda and essential oils are said to help our bodies to detoxify and I have many patients who tell me they do feel better if they do this when feeling toxic. There is certainly no harm in trying. At the very least soaking in a warm tub is relaxing! ...Read more
You may receive: Varying input to this question. Essential oils can be quite potent and should always be diluted. I would err on the side of caution by not using any unnecessary chemicals while pregnant. ...Read more
It's the 14th day of chickenpox. When can I eat fish and meat? Should I follow the diet? Can I use oils? When should I take bath? It's for me.
Chicken Pox: You can do any of these things now. ...Read more
My hair is falling and its thinner than before, I apply oil baths to it and tried vitamins. Is their an effective way for a healthy looking hair?
Ingrown hair, extremely painful hard to walk, stabbing pain, extremely inflamed. Only red on spot itself. Tried hot compression, baths, tea tree oil wash. Present for about 6 days. Wanting relief ASAP can you help please?
Is it normal that pilonidal cyst sinus is closing by itself after alternative treatments as epsom salt baths, castor oil packs and garlic supplements?
Cyst: Yes that often occurs however it is possible for the cyst to reoccur and re open try and keep it clean and well hydrated ...Read more
-psoriasis on elbows/knees -recently used apple cider vinegar (orally) & olive oil/acv baths -now many bright red spots on thighs and lower leg -help!
My 11 month old has chicken pox, should I take him to emergency? We are in day 5 and he isn't sleeping, crying a lot we are in day 5, he isn't sleeping, crys a lot, has pox on his right eyelid, on his genitals, we give him oatmeal baths, rub coconut oil o
Chicken: Chicken pox is pretty miserable - I am so sorry your little one has it! If your child is inconsolably crying, then you should contact his doctor. His doctor may want to examine him to make sure he doesn't have chicken pox involvement of his eyes, ears, or other more concerning and painful areas. Having him seen sooner rather than later is the safest way to go since he can't tell you what hurts. Good luck! ...Read more
I just got out the bath and blanked out I think I might have had a seizer. Should I take my seizer medication?
Seizure: Yes, if you have a history of seizures you should take your seizure medication. ...Read more