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Lip balm irritation. Inner lip only frm lip balm (petroleum jelly, beeswax & shea butter based, all fragrance free). Same feel after eating spicy food?

Lip balm irritation. Inner lip only frm lip balm (petroleum jelly, beeswax & shea butter based, all fragrance free). Same feel after eating spicy food?

Lips: You can suffer from irritation from using lip balm especially those with flavoring or petroleum based. It can also come from contact with other irritants you may be eating, chewing, or sucking including meds. However, if the inflammation is only on the inner lip, you may be suffering from a form of lichen planis. Common site. No cure just control. Talk to dentist. Research affliction. ...Read more

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Can nivea soft refreshing moisturising cream lighten the skin?

Can nivea soft refreshing moisturising cream lighten the skin?

Skin lightening: No. It is very unlikely that a non-prescription lotion will lighten your skin. ...Read more

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Vaseline petroleum jelly or else vaseline cream (lotion/moisturizer), which one is better for dry scaly palm?

Vaseline petroleum jelly or else vaseline cream (lotion/moisturizer), which one is better for dry scaly palm?

Maybe neither.: Dry scaly palm may be eczema and would respond better to topical steroids such as fluocinonide. If you are happy using petroleum jelly use the one that seems to work the best for you. ...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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Coban wrappd finger4 reinjury sprain.Used cream&did massage&stretch 1mth.Now skin looks crepy&dermal ridges seem stretched/enlarged.Permanent?What 2do

Coban wrappd finger4 reinjury sprain.Used cream&did massage&stretch 1mth.Now skin looks crepy&dermal ridges seem stretched/enlarged.Permanent?What 2do

Unlikely Permanent: Coban was not designed to be used for more than a few minutes as a pressure dressing. Using it for several day (even an hour or several hours) could permanently damage the circulation and cause the loss of a finger. Since your finger has not been removed, the things you are notcing are unlikely to be permanent. Moisture or cream under the coban could cause the symptoms noted, bur will be normal. ...Read more

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Will desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) diaper rash cream clog pores?

Will desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) diaper rash cream clog pores?

No: Not ever had that happen.I also like a&d ointment, boudreaux's butt paste, calendula...As options. ...Read more

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Do nivea creams contain matrixyl?

Do nivea creams contain matrixyl?

Depends: If the specific nivea product is supposed to help wrinkles then it may contain matrixyl. If it contains matrixyl then the label should indicate so. ...Read more

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Used clean&clear exfoliating scrub 4 2wks made skin look wrinkly when I make certain faces. Now use cetaphil will it make skin look smoother?

Used clean&clear exfoliating scrub 4 2wks made skin look wrinkly when I make certain faces. Now use cetaphil will it make skin look smoother?

I recommend scrubs: only once a week and not for sensitve skin individuals. They can irritate the skin and dry it out. Also dry skin looks wrinkled so moisturize! and wear sunscreen! ...Read more

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Can olive oil replace insect repellents?

Can olive oil replace insect repellents?

NO: Insect repellents are designed to repell insects, olive does not work. When your doctor recommend insect repellents it is to prevent the diseases insects carry. Many of these diseases can kill you. Only 20% picardin and 30% deet have been proven effective. Resist the tempation to use ineffective repellents which can put you at risk for serious illnesses. ...Read more

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Will pure shear butter lighten my lips?

Will pure shear butter lighten my lips?

Shea butter?: Shea butter will not lighten your lips. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to latex; can I use nylon/spandex blend gloves?

I'm allergic to latex; can I use nylon/spandex blend gloves?

Possibly: Both nylon and spandex are polymer fibers that are unrelated to natural latex, and by themselves should not causes a reaction in latex-sensitive individuals (people can develop a sensitivity to some of the chemicals used in their manufacture). However, some fabrics may include latex threads in addition to spandex fibers, and this may or may not be listed. Contact the manufacturer to be sure. ...Read more