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Dangers Nair Hair Removal
Many different metho: There are so many different techiques: shaving, waxing, sugaring, threading, medical, chemical, IPL, diode laser, electrolysis. People can develop a variety of adverse conditions in response to each of these interventions. Consult with a dermatologist if you are concerned about a medical condition. ...Read more
Hair removal is either temporary, like tweezing, waxing or shaving, or permanent, in which the follicles are destroyed by electrolysis or a laser/light system. Very popular these days to reduce the density of hair in an area by laser hair removal. It needs to be repeated in a series to affect as many follicles as ...Read more
Cautiously: Since nair is primarily external and is not absorbed in the skin it is likely safe. That being said skin changes are common during pregnancy and creams, lotions, deodorants, etc that were well tolerated before can sometimes cause unexpected rashes before. Nair can be very irritating to skin for many, so use caution. Also avoid using it in the genital region. ...Read more
Not a bad idea.: There are many other ways to remove hair. If you have very sensitive skin this might not be the best for you. ...Read more
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I used nair hair removal cream on my pubic area and I have aneixty too and im worrying that the chemicals in the cream might cause me problems mentaly?
No this is not the: There is little written on Nair Side effects beyond allrgic reaction and skin iritation which especially occurs in the genital region. It is recommended you do it in a small area to see if it irriates you. There are no direct mental side effects. ...Read more
Used nair hair removal on my face, the one designed for face, . I kept it on for 5 minutes and once I took it off my face was red and it burns. HELP!!
Chemical burn: Rinse under cold shower for at least 5 minutes and apply cool compresses as long as needed for pain. Apply a very bland moisturizer such as vaseline or aloe between compresses. You could also be allergic to the chemicals, same treatment would help. Good luck! ...Read more
A few years ago, I used Nair (hair removal) and the first time I didn't get an adverse effects, so I used it again and that time it gave me a burning,?
Nair: This may have been a primary irritation from Nair rather than a true allergic reaction, but nevertheless I don't recommend that you use it again in view of your intolerance to it as evidenced by the burning discomfort it caused. The next application may cause a more extensive reaction or inflammation. ...Read more
Hair removal: Stop using the product.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can I use nair hair removal on my penis and around it without effecting my penis erections changing or anything like that?
Read the directions: One one hand the nair should not cause any issues with erections. However it isn't uncommon for people to haver reactions to the chemicals. Usually skin irritation and rashes. Just make sure to read the labels and make sure the product you use is deemed same for those areas. ...Read more
What is the best way to remove facial hair? Without shaving or using nair hair removal products it burns my skin, I use extra sensitive skin products.
Laser hair removal: Laser hair removal is the most effective method to remove facial or body hair. Electrolysis can be used for smaller regions but is less reliable and technique dependent than lasers. Lasers are very safe if performed by a skilled and experienced physician or provider. Vaniqa cream also helps reduce hair growth by 40% but effects wear off after discontinuing use. Laser effects are long-lasting. ...Read more
What's hair got 2 do: Heat does hair got to do with this? ...Read more
The chemicals in Nair are good for removing hair, but the sensitive lining of the labia minora and surfaces of the vaginal opening are not a good place for such chemicals. The burning with peeing may be related to this.
Flush the area with large amounts of cool water and if the burning is still present, apply some cortisone cream. If the pain continues more than 24 hours, see your family doctor. ...Read more
I used Nair hair removal on my vaginal areas and not it hurt and burns when I pee, what should I do?
I want to use Nair or veet hair removal cream. Is this safe?? Do these chemicals cause cancer or other problems with toxicity?
You're fine: There are prank / disinformation websites making false claims about most personal care products. Ignore them. ...Read more
Nair: Options – use washcloth soaked in cold water or even ice water as a compress x 15 minutes. No not apply ice directly to skin. Petroleum based lubricants/ jellies/ lotions (aquaphor ointment, vaseline) or aloe can help to maintain moisture. Hydrocortisone cream 1 % can be applied for significant inflammation. For blistering – consult with your doctor. ...Read more
I have burns, swelling and blisters after using nair hair removal cream, please recommend something?
Hair remover burns: I can appreciate your frustration. For hair remover burns simply wash the area copiously with cool water. Then apply an antibiotic ointment such as bacitracin, to the area 2-3 times a day. Long er term effects such as skin increased pigmentation would suggest the appropriateness of a visit to a dermatologist. ...Read more
Yes: Options – use washcloth soaked in cold water or even ice water as a compress x 15 minutes. No not apply ice directly to skin. Petroleum based lubricants/ jellies/ lotions (aquaphor ointment, vaseline) or aloe can help to maintain moisture. Hydrocortisone cream 1 % can be applied for significant inflammation. For blistering – consult with your doctor. ...Read more
Don't this: Nair should NOT be used on the penis and can cause injury. ...Read more
I used nair sensitive hair removal cream on my legs. Has burned me. Really sore what can I use. Have used it before and been fine.
Chemical skin burns: Depilatory creams for hair removal can cause chemical burns to the skin if left on for longer than recommended. Or on sensitive skin. Chemical burns produce red skin Treat it with cold water rinse for 20 minutes to avoid scarring and deeper tissue damage. Apply a thin layer of antibiotic cream to prevent bacterial infection. Silver sulphadiazine ointment works very well. ...Read more
What safe options are there for removal of upper lip hair during 1st trimester? Using nair facial hair bleach or hair removal cream once a wk safe?
Red blisters/skin cracks on the inner thighs near vaginal opening. Painful when pee/hot water touches it. Used Nair hair removal. Is it likely a burn?
Sounds like it could: Be a chemical burn. If it's a small area, you may get away with Neosprin. Use uristT tablits to stop burning. ...Read more
Yes: Lasers are medical devices and as such have dangers such as causing burns with permanent scars or blindness. That is why they must be used in most states under the direction of a doctor. There are some home devices sold which obviously have fewer dangers but also less reliable results. If you are using home devices, follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully to avoid problems. ...Read more
Depends on operator: Very safe when performed by an experienced physician. Can be very dangerous in the wrong hands. Greater risk of side-effects in darker skinned individuals. Some wavelengths (ie: long-pulsed nd:yag) are safer in darker skin. Side-effects include hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering, scarring, infection, pain. Be sure to see a physician who has a lot of experience treating your skin type. ...Read more
There is always risk with laser or any procedure, make sure you go to a licensed
medi-spa I personally have not seen any issues with laser hair removal it does take a series of laser treatments. ...Read more
Need help& I want2do FULLbody laser hair removal! Is this permanent and is it at all dangerous to Heath (could laser harm reproductive areas?)
Humans have hair: We humans are mammals, and mammals have hair. It is unnatural to have no hair. Nobody should have a goal or desire to have no hair, because having hair is one of the 4 characteristics of mammals. The other 3 are: we make milk for our babies, we have backbones, and we are warmblooded. Having hair is a normal part of our identity. If a woman has excess hair, her doctor might check her hormones. ...Read more
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