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Doctor insights on: Cirepil Blue Wax

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What does blue ear wax look like?

What does blue ear wax look like?

Cerumen: Blue ear wax is a very uncommon problem. When infected with a certain strain of pseudomonas, it can turn a deep bluish color. It is exceptionally rare and is usually from infection, if symptoms of pain, throbbing, discharge or hearing loss are going on, get your ear checked out to make sure you get the right treatment. ...Read more

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While cleaning my ear, i found little bits of blue or greenish-blue, ear wax. What does this mean?

While cleaning my ear, i found little bits of blue or greenish-blue, ear wax. What does this mean?

Not sure: There is no disease process i can think of that would create these colors in your ear. Did you clean your ear with something colored like a pen or pencil? Ears clean themselves so don't recommend putting things into ears to clean them. ...Read more

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How can I make waxing less painful?

How can I make waxing less painful?

I am not sure: that there is a way to make it less painful. I am not an expert in the field but the waxing facility may offer a product which may numb or help with pain from such a procedure. I think of topical lidocaine, but I don't know if that is practical to use all over the body. Discuss with your waxing specialist. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Darkening of the skin after waxing normal?

Darkening of the skin after waxing normal?

Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, and reactions to medications. ...Read more

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How often does a guy need to wax his back?

How often does a guy need to wax his back?

Never: This is a silly question. If you want to wax your back (i am assuming it is for hair removal, not to have a waxy back) then you will want to wax it as often as you think you need to. ...Read more

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Do you think I should try waxing down there?

Do you think I should try waxing down there?

Depends on goal: As a first trial, you should consider a professional studio which does waxing. Then you can observe how it is done, how it feels and what the results are. There are home waxing kits available for the less expensive, personal job although it is difficult to be as thorough when you are doing it yourself. ...Read more

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How can I heal burned/torn skin from waxing?

How can I heal burned/torn skin from waxing?

Simple Care best: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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How can I treat burned/torn skin from waxing?

How can I treat burned/torn skin from waxing?

Vaseline: The best treatment is Vaseline petroleum jelly applied multiple times per day, to keep the area from drying out. If you notice any evidence of secondary bacterial infection, such as yellow crusting, apply bacitracin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment. In the future, consider threading for facial hair removal to avoid burns to the skin. ...Read more