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Can you be allergic to beeswax?

Can you be allergic to beeswax?

Yes, contact allergy: Bees wax can cause contact allergy, usually due to a component named propolis or bee glue. Propolis is derived from tree resins and contains known contact allergens (allergy causing substances) such as cinnamic acid, vanillin, components of balsam of peru. Patch tesing by a dermatologist would clarify which allergens are involved and what to avoid in the future. ...Read more

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How to know if i'm allergic to beeswax. It weird. Iwhile. Could that be an allergic reaction?

How to know if i'm allergic to beeswax. It weird. Iwhile. Could that be an allergic reaction?

Common: for sufferers of pollen allergy. You can imagine how pollen gets into the beeswax. Because pollen allergies are specific for a class of pollens, one can react variably depending on the beeswax lot. Best to avoid. If you also suffer from seasonal rhinitis, or hay fever, consult an Allergist for individualized recommendations. ...Read more

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I'm 5months now and want to color my hair. What do you think of coloring my hair consist of honey, beeswax and hair protein how safe is these for me?

I'm 5months  now and want to color my hair. What do you think of coloring my hair consist of honey, beeswax and hair protein how safe is these for me?

This isn't a typical: "recipe" for hair color change, but none of these "natural" substances should cause you any problems (until you try to figure out how to get the sticky, waxy goo out of your hair!) then, what will you use? You're wise to ask about any chemicals that can get into your body during pregnancy, but stick with your natural color would be my recommendation. I'm sure you look beautiful with the "glow!". ...Read more

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Is beeswax a safe alternative to vaseline for use on irritated glans of the penis?

Is beeswax a safe alternative to vaseline for use on irritated glans of the penis?

Yes...: Beewax has been well known for it softening and anti-inflammatory effect to soothe the itchy skin disorders such as eczema, rashes, psoriasis. It's worthwhile to try and probably even better than vaseline. If not working as expected for you, see professional timely. ...Read more

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My mouth hurts really bad from the tightening of my braces. Can I apply beeswax to ease the pain?

My mouth hurts really bad from the tightening of my braces. Can I apply beeswax to ease the pain?

Depends: Wax will not help you from the discomfort of tightening the appliance (usually not tightening, but a larger size wire is placed). Ask your orthodontist if they use the new thermally active orthodontic wires: they typically get softer when cold, and stiffer when hot. If they do use them, drink ice water, just sips throughout the day, and it will soften the wires and perhaps hurt less. ...Read more

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