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Almost certainly but: As is often the case with natural remedies, no formal research has been done on the safety of bathing with borax but as best as i can tell it appears to be quite safe when use this way. See http://www.Crunchybetty.Com/getting-to-the-bottom-of-borax-is-it-safe-or-not for many detailed discussions by those who have tried borax baths see http://www.Earthclinic.Com/remedies/borax_questions.Html. ...Read more
Are DIY laundry detergent recipes containing borax truly a safer alternative as 'they' say? I would like to try it for my child's sensitive skin.
It depends.: The basic ingredients of laundry detergent are washing soda, Borax and soap. Most studies show borax is safe for mammals including people, even tho it's deadly to many insects. Like any household cleaner, homemade detergent and its ingredients MUST BE KEPT AWAY FROM CHILDREN. My recommendation is to purchase detergents that have only these ingredients and spend the time you save with family. ...Read more
I sprayed bug spray in room (it is has pyrethrins) and then because odor would not go added two different odor eliminators and borax, safe or poison?
Bug sprays etc: hello ~ wouldn't it easier and less toxic just to open the window and ventilate the room? thanks ...Read more
Not familiar with: Use of borax as a tx. If you have scabies it can require a fair effort to get rid of it. First, you and all the members of your household will need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, and crotamiton. ...Read more
I am using an emollient cream with borax for my 4yrs old son with mild infantile eczema.Is it harmful if used regularly?
Suggestions: For the management of his eczema, identifying triggers which cause flare ups is important. Avoiding the triggers will help to manage his eczema. Using white dove soap, clear detergent, and moisturizers are important as well. In addition, his management may include topical hydrocortisone 1% lotion for flare ups. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers