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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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My underarms smell despite using scented antiperspirant, changing shirts every 2 days, and staying hydrated. I can only shower every 3 days (eczema).
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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