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Doctor insights on: Body Cologne

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Do deoderants introduce harmful toxins into our body via absorption?

Do  deoderants introduce harmful toxins into our body via absorption?

No.: Hysterical e-mails to this effect have been circulating almost as long as e-mail has existed. The usual message is that harmful substances such as aluminum and parabens can be absorbed through the underarm skin. There is no credible evidence that any substance in deodorants or antiperspirants is absorbed in any amount significant enough to cause you harm. ...Read more

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My whole body is itchy- legs, arms, trunk, face. Could it be the body wash I'm using (suave) or the laundry detergent (tide)?

My whole body is itchy- legs, arms, trunk, face. Could it be the body wash I'm using (suave) or the laundry detergent (tide)?

Possibly: Contact allergies can occur when an allergen is in contact with the skin. Body washes, detergents, perfumes/colognes, cosmetics, metals, etc., can all cause contact reactions. The requirement is that the allergen must be in direct contact with the skin. It is rare for these allergies to affect the entire body. In your case, I'm more concerned about an underlying virus or environmental allergy. ...Read more

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Could body spray even contain anti-antiperspirants?

Could body spray even contain anti-antiperspirants?

Doesn't make sense: What is an anti-antiperspirant? That would mean perspiring. So just use a body spray or deodorant that doesn't contain anti-perspirants. There are plenty of them in every drug and grocery store. ...Read more

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If waxing your armpit reduce body odor?

No: Body odor is a combination oils produced by your skin and bacteria that live on your skin. You can make things better by eating healthier food , less sugar/starch and stay away from food cooked high temperature oils. The other thing to try is using a salt based deodorant. ...Read more

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Salt particles on body when sweat dries?

Salt particles on body when sweat dries?

Salt on skin: In an attempt to cool your body's temperature, you sweat. Sweat is both water and salt. When the water evaporates, not dries, your skin is cooled and the remains are salt that was dissolved in your sweat. A shower will easily remove the remains of the salt. ...Read more

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Skin itching from body's own sweat. Would a powder work?

Skin itching from body's own sweat. Would a powder work?

Not really: Dry it up, cool it down. That's the best you can do. Power mixed with sweat would make it more messy. ...Read more

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Which part of our body does hair stop growing? Like our armpit, arms, legs & etc.

Palms and soles: These are the only areas that typically do not grow hair. Hair does not typically stop growing once there is hair growth unless there is a medical condition like alopecia on the scalp. ...Read more

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Can bed bugs be transported in body hair sort of like body lice?

Can bed bugs be transported in body hair sort of like body lice?

Transport: Because they are nocturnal it would be more likely that they would be transported in the crevices of your clothing, your luggage, on bedding, second-hand furniture etc. They hide in crevices during the day. At night they are attracted to the carbon dioxide that humans exhale as well the warmth emitted by our bodies. It comes out to feed on our blood. They can go a year without eating so they >. ...Read more

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Do carpets emit toxic chemicals?

Do carpets emit toxic chemicals?

Environ. Toxins: All new carpets emit 14 different types of solvents, of which, stryrene and xylene are two. These can be very toxic to environmentally ill patients and babies. Never lie a baby on new carpet! ...Read more

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Can gluten affect body temperature?

Can gluten affect body temperature?

Usually not.: Assume you're talking gluten enteropathy. Though there are some extra-intestinal manifestations that can be seen, I doubt body temperature would effected. ...Read more

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I want whole body skin bleaching?

I want whole body skin bleaching?

Skin Bleaching: There is no product on the market that will bleach all the skin on your body. ...Read more

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Can changing my body soap to liquid cause labia itching?

Can changing my body soap to liquid cause labia itching?

Vaginal Itching: Vaginal itching is a common problem for many women. The common causes include yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, and contact irritation from hygiene products. Yes, some soaps can cause vaginal itching. ...Read more

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Will shaving my armpit hair reduce body odor?

Will shaving my armpit hair reduce body odor?

It might: Armpit hairs can slow down sweat evaporation and trap oils and smells. But even if you shave closely, if you don't keep the armpit clean, you can have an odor. Some people also need a deodorant or antiperspirant to keep odors down. I personally think some odor is natural and that we tend to get overly concerned here in the usa. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to be allergic to perfumes and colognes?

Is it possible for someone to be allergic to perfumes and colognes?

Vasomotor rhinitis: It is not a true allergic reaction but rather tends to be an irritant or irritating type of reaction that can mimic a true allergic reaction. Nasal symptoms are referred to as vasomotor rhinitis. ...Read more

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Can i put cologne on my 4month old baby? What is safe?

Can i put cologne on my 4month old baby? What is safe?

No: It doesn't sound like a good idea. Babies smell just fine. If a baby smells badly, the parents can talk to the pediatrician about it. It's probably not harmful to put very tiny amounts of cologne on a baby's skin, but it shouldn't be needed. A baby is just fine without any perfume chemicals. ...Read more

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I had bad reactions to perfume and cologne; can anything be done?

I had bad reactions to perfume and cologne; can anything be done?

Yes: You likely have non-allergic rhinitis with irritant sensitivity. Medications are available that can help (nasal antihistamine for example). Good to use saline rinse to help remove irritants. Would also want to rule out vocal cord dysfunction, which is a treatable and highly-troubling problem (vocal cord spasm often triggered by irritants/stress). ...Read more