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Hi. Can (hypoallergenic) baby lotion used as lube(for penis) or not ? He contain (almond oil -olive oil -Perfume-cetyl alcohol)

Hi. Can (hypoallergenic) baby lotion used as lube(for penis) or not ? He contain (almond oil -olive oil -Perfume-cetyl alcohol)

Not a good idea: Any of these oils can damage a condom and render is ineffective. Use a water based lubricant like K-Y jelly. ...Read more

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Neutragena t-gel shampoo or soap free tea tree oil cleansing cinditioner, which is better?

Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Can yardley almond oatmeal soap be used for laundry soap?

Can yardley almond oatmeal soap be used for laundry soap?

Yardley products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Are hair dyes safe? Fumes irritate me.

Are hair dyes safe? Fumes irritate me.

Generally are TOXIC!: This is a great question. Few people (including doctors) realize how toxic most hair dyes are. Hair dyes can cause asthma & allergic reactions and are associated with increased risk of certain cancers (like non-hodgkin's lymphoma) & primary biliary cirrhosis, a lethal condition. However, not all dyes are equally toxic- there are safe alternatives like henna. See www.Squidoo.Com/hairdyedangers. ...Read more

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Does eucalyptus plants cause allergy?

Does eucalyptus plants cause allergy?

Possible: In terms of airborne allergens one would not expect this to be a cause of allergy. Certainly one could see an irritant or contact dermatitis from any plant. ...Read more

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Avoiding chemical air freshener. Trying Fresh Waveーessences of pine needle, clove, anise, and cedar. Cough/cold cresting? or am I adding allergens?

Avoiding chemical air freshener. Trying Fresh Waveーessences of pine needle, clove, anise, and cedar. Cough/cold cresting? or am I adding allergens?

U r adding irritants: to your already inflamed airways, better avoid those irritants till you sort out what kind of inflammation you have, whether allergic or non-allergic chronic inflammation, meanwhile use saline nasal washes often. See an allergist/Immunologist for evaluation, check aaaai.org, or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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@what age can u switch laundry detergent from dreft (for babies) to a fragrance detergent?

@what age can u switch laundry detergent from dreft (for babies) to a fragrance detergent?

Good question: There is the possibility that the fragrance might cause allergic reaction in the infant. Thinking outside the box i would suggest that type of detergent not be used until the infant is a teenager and their immune system has had time to develop. ...Read more

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Should I use Neutrogena T-Gel shampoo or soap-free tree oil cleansing conditioner?

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If perfumes are natural products like flower oils, how come I am allergic to fragrance in shampoos?

If perfumes are natural products like flower oils, how come I am allergic to fragrance in shampoos?

Allergy: Allergy most often occurs to natural substances - pet dander, plant pollen, mold spores, and foods. It can also occur to synthetic products like many medications. ...Read more

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My facial cleanser contain perfumes, colorant, and methylparaben but it pH balances is it safe ?

My facial cleanser contain perfumes, colorant, and methylparaben but it pH balances is it safe ?

Yes: Glad you asked. You are almost a grown man and you are taking the right Meds for your acne. Stop reading scare stuff on the Internet, and in fact stop reading ads for perfumey, overpriced facial cleansers. A bar of ordinary soap is all you need. I also hope you are not trying to alter your natural skin color -- it doesn't work well. At age 19, good looks is 99% fitness. Hit the gym. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?

Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?

Pregnancy-safe oils: Castor oil and sweet almond oil may bring on early labor, if used earlier than term. Coconut oil and olive oil are safe in pregnancy. Topical vitamin E oil is felt to be safe, but may cause contact dermatitis in some people, as can topical aloe vera. "When in doubt, leave it out" applies in pregnancy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20306538 ...Read more

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I cannot use menthol. Does the cetaphil cleanser for oily skin have menthol as a fragrance?

I cannot use menthol. Does the cetaphil cleanser for oily skin have menthol as a fragrance?

As far as I know, no: I have used cetaphil for years and I have never noticed any menthol in their products as far as I can tell. There may be a version of cetaphil that does have Menthol, so I also caution you to check the labeling prior to use. ...Read more

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With asthma, dust mite & food allergies, need I use 1) latex or organic wool/cotton mattress with or w/o allergen mattress cover & 2) organic bedding?

With asthma, dust mite & food allergies, need I use 1) latex or organic wool/cotton mattress with or w/o allergen mattress cover & 2) organic bedding?

Dust mite barrier: Covering your mattress with an impermeable dust mite barrier and washing sheets in hot water weekly as well as removing extra pillows and thick comforters are the most important steps to avoid dust mite allergy reactions. ...Read more

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Dgnsd w/+1 propylene glycol, 2-etylhexyl-p-methoxycinnamate, 4-phenylenediamine, & methyl methacrylate allergies. Need nonirritating products. Advice?

Dgnsd w/+1 propylene glycol, 2-etylhexyl-p-methoxycinnamate, 4-phenylenediamine, & methyl methacrylate allergies. Need nonirritating products. Advice?

Contact allergies: You should have been. Given information by your testing physician on what products are safe to use. If you go to truetest.Com, you can information sheets on the products you mentioned to void possiblel triggering agents. ...Read more

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Could herbal shisha vapour actually contain carcinogens?

Could herbal shisha vapour actually contain carcinogens?

Yes: Herbal sisha vapor usually contains carcinogens. See: http://www.tobaccofreeu.org/cms-assets/documents/120710-860548.hookah.pdf ...Read more

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Can inhaling household cleaning and laundry products cause seizures?

Can inhaling household cleaning and laundry products cause seizures?

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