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Doctor insights on: Changing Pads

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Is changing incontinence pads like changing a baby nappy?

Is changing incontinence pads like changing a baby nappy?

Yes: They are similar. Clean the area of skin exposed to urine in the same way for both. ...Read more

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Are scented feminine products (pads and tampons) bad for you?

Could be: Scented feminine products have chemicals tht could irritate or even cause abnormal tissue changes. That is why is recommended to use everything un scented. ...Read more

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Should you wear pads or tampons during heavy menstrual flow? Which is worse for hygiene?

Should you wear pads or tampons during heavy menstrual flow? Which is worse for hygiene?

Neither: The best thing you can do for hygiene is to change your pad and/or tampon every time you go to the bathroom leaving anything soiled i or out of your body for a long period of time is not hygienic. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives to disposable pads and tampons?

What are some alternatives to disposable pads and tampons?

Not on the rag again: Yes, women actually used rags and washed them out as an alternative to the 'modern day" tampons and pads. One old remedy that still works is the plastic vaginal cup which is inserted into the vagina and needs to be emptied occasionally to catch the menstrual flow. I guess that is "going green" these days with a "red event.". ...Read more

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In your experience, are silicone nipple pads or bandaids thick enough to prevent "headlights"?

In your experience, are silicone nipple pads or bandaids thick enough to prevent "headlights"?

Good bra: I do not have personal experience. Many bras have extra padding in the nipple area to prevent the nipples from showing through clothing. I recommend you go to a specialty bra store and get fitted for the proper fitting bra. You should be fitted for a bra every 1-2 years. A good fitting bra with help from a certified fitter, will solve your problems. ...Read more

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Could working gloves change your nail color?

Could working gloves change your nail color?

Possibly: Certain dyes when combined with sweat can cause the dye to leak from the glove and stain your nail. I recommend you change to a different type of work glove and see if the nail clears (it will take about 3 months for the nail to grow out). If your nails continue to be discolored I recommend you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Period blood while wearing pad stained underwear&after a day the blood in underwear turned green w/odor.I usually wait awhile to change pads. Problem?

Period blood while wearing pad stained underwear&after a day the blood in underwear turned green w/odor.I usually wait awhile to change pads. Problem?

Unclear: The cause of this is unclear. Schedule a visit with an Obgyn who can test your vaginal discharge for infection. Bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis can sometimes have a sort of greenish appearance. Yeast when thick can some times appear slightly yellow/green ...Read more

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Are cloth or disposable diapers better for my baby's skin?

Are cloth or disposable diapers better for my baby's skin?

Depends: Most disposable diapers are bleached to get that white color, the result is a byproduct of chlorine caled dioxin listed by the epa as a toxin, another substance used to meke them absorbent is sodium polycarbonate that helps stop leakage also consider the platics and colorants used. All that said it may be the way to go when travelling, cloth is cotton, and you decide what you launder with. ...Read more

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Tips for putting on new gas permeable contacts?

Tips for putting on new gas permeable contacts?

Practice: It takes time for you & your eyes to become familiar with contact lenses. The key is to use a technique that works for you. Start by balancing the lens on your right index finger, moisten with several drops of your rewetting solution. Then use your left index finger to pull up and open your upper eyelid as you also try to keep your eye open, insert the lens gently using the right index finger. ...Read more

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Does diluting castile soap change the ph?

No.: pH will remain the same. Most of these soaps are designed to be pretty neutral with an excess of oil to lye ratio in the production. Castille soap has to sit for a long time to cure so there is very little unreacted lye. However lye is very basic and leaves the soap with a pH about 8. That's pretty normal for soaps. ...Read more

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Should I use peroxide on staph while changing the dressing?

Should I use peroxide on staph while changing the dressing?

Hydrogen peroxide: No hydrogen peroxide on wounds as it destroys good cells needed for healing. How do you know that you have a staphylococcus infection? ...Read more

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My foam shoe orthotic only comfortable in very few shoes. Often puts pressure wrong place. Would custom orthotics mean I could wear most shoes?

My foam shoe orthotic only comfortable in very few shoes. Often puts pressure wrong place. Would custom orthotics mean I could wear most shoes?

Yes an No.: Orthotics, whether custom or OTC can be a problem with finding shoes to accommodate them. I have had patients bring in shopping bags full of various orthotics prescribed for them. In most cases, these patients are frustrated with the limited selection of shoes they can wear. This dilemma often forces the patient to choose to skip wearing the orthotic, which is counter productive to having the it. ...Read more

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Can sanitary napkins influence menstrual flow?

Can sanitary napkins influence menstrual flow?

No: Sanitary napkins absorb menstrual flow but in no way influence the amount of flow that is produced. ...Read more

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Can moles change color over night?

Can moles change color over night?

Rarely: But any mole that is changing color needs to be evaluated by your primary care physician or dermatologist. See one soon! ...Read more

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For 'runners knee' which running shoe would u recommend - Asics Gel Enhance Ultra 3 Running Shoe or Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 15 Running Shoe?

For 'runners knee' which running shoe would u recommend - Asics Gel Enhance Ultra 3 Running Shoe or Brooks Womens Adrenaline GTS 15 Running Shoe?

Not just Shoes...: Either shoe will do, but shoes are not the end all treatment for runners knee. There are many more things to consider before fixating on the shoe type. More important is whether you had, presently have or are in a preventive mode for the treatment of the problem. I suggest you seek out a sports medicine ortho specialist to do a proper evaluation and subsequent treatment and exercise protocol. ...Read more

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Are traditional swaddle blankets or the new velcro wraps better?

Are traditional swaddle blankets or the new velcro wraps better?

Both ok: You want to make sure that it is secure and comfortable for you and the baby. Babies like being held close to mom. ...Read more

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Orthotic 4 overpron+bun use 2 wear aa shoe age+bunin med now.Heel back of heel ankle still slim use gel heeliner in all shoes even if think shoe fits?

Overkill: No, although the orthotic can address overpronation, no need for an extra heeliner. This will make the shoe too tight and uncomfortable and may actually exacerbate the bunion pain. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Will orthodontists use original moldings or new moldings for new retainers?

Will orthodontists use original moldings or new moldings for new retainers?

New models needed.: You will need to have new impressions taken from which new models will be made and the retainers from the new models. Most ortho offices do not keep old models. ...Read more

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