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Clothing Types That Have Latex
How would a patch test distinguish between a latex allergy and other clothing or fabric allergies?
Reaction to allergen: Patch testing is designed to help identify a potential allergic skin reaction to common suspected allergens. The allergens are applied to the back and covered. 48 hrs later the patches are removed and any reaction noted. A 2nd reading is then performed 24-48hrs later. The intensity and duration of the reaction helps identify positive reactions. ...Read more
Wearing a different cloth every day what would be the medical explanation of wearing a different type of clothing - for instance a faculty wearing a different costume or a different dress each day - other that cleaning ?
Germs : Germs are passed on most frequently by contact. Changing clothes daily can help decrease the risk of transmission from person to person along with, of course, frequent handwashings. This is even more critical in operating rooms requiring clean scrubs for people to change in as needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My arms, top of legs and stomach get really itchy but only when any type of clothing touch them. I use sensitive skin unscented detergent. Any ideas?
Dry skin?: The first thing to do would be applying a moisturizer all over < 3 minutes after bathing while avoiding scented or anti-bacterial soap. If the itching persists after a week , consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more
I use super sani-cloth wipes to clean the house and also my phone. Could ot cause any type of harm in the long run?
Long term effects: Sani cloths contain a germicidal and is not harmful. ...Read more
There is a burnt type of smell coming from my vagina, for about 2 months now and it just keeps getting worse, now I can smell it through my clothes,?
I have a vaginal secretion with very bad odour and no itching and stain white on my clothes.. What type of infection i have?
See GYN: Bacterial vaginosis has a strong odor like rotting fish. There are several effective treatments. Begin with an exam by a Dr who has experience diagnosing and treating this. ...Read more
A girl gave me a blowjob after massage, for me only. I did not even kiss her and did not have any other type of sex. She was with her full clothes. Can she transfer an STD to me ?
Ever since my vasectomy, I have had an erratic urine stream, my clothes get wet, urine on floor, ect. I do have type 2 diabetes, and also bi-polar.
Thermostat: At night, during sleep, the body temperature lowers about 4 degrees. If you do not allow that to happen, sleep is disrupted and not properly restorative. Generally speaking, use less blankets, and have fresh air in the bedroom. See also medlineplus.Gov for 'sleep hygeine' measures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safer now: Back 30 or 40 years ago, in the 1970's, polyester was appearing in stores everywhere, but could subject one to relentless teasing if one wore it amongst the wrong crowd. That polyester was rough and unforgiving, but modern new polyester is pretty good stuff. It's safe to wear. It's soft and lays well but being a plastic (petroleum product), it still causes static. Cotton is softer, with no static. ...Read more
Interesting question: Is the question asking what to do about discomfort caused by wearing certain clothing? (clothing itself is not alive and has no feelings.) a person could have some sensory nerve problems in the skin that signal pain when that part of the skin is touched by clothing (a dermatologist or neurologist can look into the matter). One can try wearing different fabrics to see if softer fabrics help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends: Which toxins are you talking about? The word toxin is used a lot but often no one knows what they mean by it. If you are talking about petroleum products you might opt for organic clothing or natural fibers. Still, those may contain bacteria or other "toxins" you are trying to avoid. First you need to find out what you r trying to avoid then you can find how to avoid it. ...Read more
Sizing has: historically changed over time. I ask someone who is in the clothing industry. Take care. ...Read more
Natural: Stick to natural wools and cottons.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are there dangers of trying on clothes in clothing stores where others have likely tried then on before you?
Clothes: There no 'real' danger unless you try on undergarments and bathing suits which is the obvious. But there could reactions to whatever chemicals may be on clothing which may result in some itching. Theres also the possibility of any type of lice being transferred which can happen. So beware of what and how you are trying something on! ...Read more
How can I fix my it ban syndrome? I'm a runner and need to get back asap. Also I have lost all balance. I fall while clothing myself.
See Doctor soon: Ok, i get that as a runner u r more in to the it-b fix--this may need physical therapy (u/s, moist heat, massage, etc.) or orthotic (see podiatry or orthopedist) to address for long term fix so can still run. ***but***no part of not being able to stand up / bend over is "normal"! you ned to see your dr or visit an er (during day time on weekday) to get thorough history & exam to find problem. ...Read more