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Doctor insights on: Citronella Spray

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Are spray tans safe?

Are spray tans safe?

Way better than sun!: If you don't inhale, spray tans are much safer than ultraviolet radiation, including from tanning beds. There is no "safe" uv radiation. Uv-a is not as dna-damaging as uv-b, but both cause skin cancer, wrinkles, and discolorations. Use spray tans and the highest spf your skin tolerates; you can be the bronze beauty and still be safe and with nice skin. Good spray tans look great, not orange! ...Read more

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Does spray sunscreen work?

Does spray sunscreen work?

Yes - spray & rub: Yes, if you spray and rub it in. The main trouble with the spray is that there is a risk of breathing in the aerosolized particles. These chemicals are not meant or safe to use internally. So when spraying, be sure not to spray directly onto face. ...Read more

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Is citronella a carcinogen?

Is citronella a carcinogen?

May prevent cancer: Citronella is a plant essential oil used as an insect repellent and non-specific therapeutic agent in alternative medicine. It is not believed to be a carcinogen, although methods of testing have been almost entirely as topical agent. A search conducted in the national library of medicine revealed no evidence that it caused cancer and some suggestion that it reduces cancer in mice. ...Read more

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Is oral HGH spray the real deal?

Is oral HGH spray the real deal?

No: Hgh is only available in injection form if it is the real deal. If it isn't prescribed by a physician trained in its use, stay away. Increasing growth factors unnecessarily could lead to serious morbidity. ...Read more

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Is spraying perfume on my hair bad?

Is spraying perfume on my hair bad?

Not significant: The alcohol in the perfume may dry the hair a bit or make it brittle but nothing permanent ...Read more

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What to use if allergic to off spray?

What to use if allergic to off spray?

Repellant allergy: Please verify which bug repellant that you are using. There are several ingredients, of which, the active or inactive ingredients may be causing the problem. If deet containing, consider skin so soft, from avon. If still having problems, please see an allergist for a more detailed evaluation. ...Read more

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Could spray tanning cause asphyxation?

No: This has not been reported. There are case reports of asthmatics having a triggered asthma episode with spray tanning. In my almost 20 years of pediatrics, however I have never seen this happen to a patient in my practice. ...Read more

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Will a spray-on tan affect my vitiligo?

Will a spray-on tan affect my vitiligo?

Temporarily: It would cover up the vitiligo temporarily depending how long the spray-on tan stays on your skin. Consider seeing a dermatologist if this really bothers you a lot. ...Read more