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Campho Phenique Bo
BETTER NOT TO USE IT: Campho-phenique is an antiseptic, local anesthetic, germicide and parasiticide not an anti-viral ointment. Sore will heal without treatment (and if not irritated/injured) in roughly 10-14 days--longer if injured. Pain is a useful symptom of inflammation--it makes you stop using/touching the affected part. C-p numbs the area--may increase risk of injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Last a week: Cold sores (also called fever blisters.) groups of fluid-filled blisters that often erupt around the lips and sometimes under the nose or around the chin. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 and are very contagious. The initial infection (primary herpes) may be confused with a cold or flu and can cause painful lesions to erupt throughout the mouth. Once a person is infected wi. ...Read more
Is using campho phenique more then directed bad? It says 3 times a day but my whole lips covered in cold sores its my only relief i've used it a lot.
Probably OK: If you are getting relief from this it will not likely create problems necessitating cessation of your current frequency of application. ...Read more
I thought I was rubbing orajel on my sore gum and tooth but it was actually campho phenique I brushed my teeth 3 times should I be concerned?
You're OK: And I say that with a caveat. The small amount of campo phenique will not harm you. The untreated sore gum/tooth may harm you as you may be dealing with a spreading infection, and if so it will not self heal. You need to be professionally examined, diagnosed, and then treated. Please call a Dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a cold sore on my lip put some campho-phenique on it and now I have little red bumps all over my chin lips and they break open and bleed or crust over with pus if i rub it because it is sore and itches woke up today and my lip and chin is swollen?
Hygiene and exams: See your dentist for a complete exam and a consultation for the bad breath. He\she may refer you to a physician if there is no apparent reason for your bad breath. There are also medical causes of bad breath. Practice better hygiene and if that doesn't work check with your physician regarding the bo. Clean mouth and clean body. ...Read more
Not necessarily: The odor glands are influenced by hormones made in the adrenal glands and may become active months to years before the onset of puberty. Although they often happen in parallel, the true awakening of puberty is signaled by nipple enlargement in girls and increased testicle size in males. ...Read more
Exercise: of any type can help a person lose weight, but may not be the only intervention necessary. Tae bo should provide excellent aerobic exercise and many benefits to your health. Weight loss is difficult and usually requires meaningful, consistent, and long lasting changes. For more information on healthy weight loss see: http://helpdoctorwtlosstips.blogspot.com/ ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I can smell my bo and i think i stink but i asked my friends and they say i smell fine. Am i crazy or something?
Bromhidrosis: There are indeed psychological causes for this complaint. First of all you should see a dermatologist to see if there is any actual disease in the involved areas. ...Read more
Try to shower every day, or if not possible then every two days. I also use deodorant frequently. Any suggestions for bo?
Deodorant: It is a possibility you may have axillary hyperhydrosis. You may consider visiting a Dermatologist for further evaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more
Healthy one!: People sweat but don't all smell bad. Key is likely in your diet. Junk food, processed foods, pungent food make for foul smells. Instead, lots of fruit and veges, lean meats, regular bathing, clean clothes. Baking powder under your pits dampens smell. Great product out of israel, a cream deodorant called lavalin. Apply once, gets a week or so without bo! ...Read more
Can be normal: First, is there any white sticky discharge around the armpit? Or does the skin of the armpit look red and sore and peeling? If so it could be a fungal or bacterial infection and you need to take the baby to the doctor. If the skin looks normal and is just smelly this can be normal. Just wash the baby with plain water daily and use soap 2-3 times per week. ...Read more
Helps -but not enuf: Any physical activity will help your health; however, 15 minutes of tae bo alone is unlikely to result in significant weight loss. Weight loss is typically achieved by decreasing calorie intake. Health is promoted by increasing physical activity. A combination of both is the best long term plan. 15 minutes is a good starting place but overall 30 minutes recommended for adult physical activity. ...Read more
This is serious: I take it that you're a young person. You can ask your same-sex parent, "I think it's time I start using deodorant". If that is not practical, ask a same-sex teacher for guidance -- they understand. You can alienate friends at any age, and as an adult body odor can get you fired from your job -- they won't tell you the real reason. You MUST manage this. ...Read more
I'm thinking of using baby powder and switching from deodorant to antiperspirant, but what else can I do for my bo?
Body odor: Many times, body odor is due to a bacterial overgrowth in your groin or under arms that interacts with your sweat. Use a makeup pad and wipe your underarms and groin with rubbing alcohol. The cleans out the are and removes the germs. This is often all that is needed to eliminate the odor. If that doesn't work, you need to eliminate excess red meat from your diet. ...Read more