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Can baby oil & iodine remove hair?

Can baby oil & iodine remove hair?

Hair removal: Baby oil and iodine won't help you. Consider laser treatment. Read more

Dr. Robert Strimling
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Hair Removal (Definition)

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


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Can you put baby oil in your hair or on your skin to prevent ticks?

Can you put baby oil in your hair or on your skin to prevent ticks?

Not your best option: I know lots of online "experts" (none of them physicians) say baby oil will repel ticks. It makes a bit of sense, in that the ticks might not be able to recognize your skin if it's coated in oil, and if you have nothing else on hand it's probably better than nothing. Permethrin lotion, however, is far more effective. Deet is not very effective against ticks, but great for mosquitos and such. Read more

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If you put baby oil on your head, would that cause you to lose hair?

If you put baby oil on your head, would that cause you to lose hair?

No.: I can't think of any way that could happen, unless you're violently allergic to some component of the baby oil. The differential of hair loss is very long; a dermatologist can sort it out for you. Read more

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My 4 month old daughter has dry, tangled hair. What can I put on it to keep it moisturized? Baby oil?

My 4 month old daughter has dry, tangled hair. What can I put on it to keep it moisturized? Baby oil?

Baby hair: Baby hair is frequently very fine and thin. Use a soft brush. You can use a baby shampoo just once or twice a week which will keep it soft and clean. Baby oil is not usually necessary, but you can use it or a baby hair conditioner. Most early baby hair may fall out or change in the first year, and the new hair comes in differently. Read more

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My mother-in-law use baby oil on my baby hair causing skin brake outs I only stared grapeseed oil today the hair is soft could I continue using it?

My mother-in-law use baby oil on my baby hair causing skin brake outs I only stared grapeseed oil today the hair is soft could I continue using it?

If it causes: You to break out with rash the stop it. Different people may have different topicals. Use the one that your skin dose not react Read more

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I know that baby powder is potentially harmful to babies. Is the same true of baby oil?

I know that baby powder is potentially harmful to babies. Is the same true of baby oil?

Safe To Use Baby Oil: "Baby oil" is commonly applied to babies' skin. It does not moisturize however due to it's poor absorption by the skin. Beyond this, it can be used as massage oil on infant skin. Classical baby oils are safe when used as directed. As with any product, carefully read the label, avoid dyes & fragrances, avoid phthalates & parabens. See your doctor for any abnormal skin condition your infant may have Read more

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Is it safe to use topical mineral oil (baby oil), while pregnant? I use it after waxing to remove wax.

Is it safe to use topical mineral oil (baby oil), while pregnant? I use it after waxing to remove wax.

Should be safe: Topical mineral oil should be safe during pregnancy provided no infections, sores or rashes are present. Mineral oil also lubricates the vagina when the baby is crowning! Read more

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Is it true that putting in drops of baby oil can help remove excess ear wax?

Is it true that putting in drops of baby oil can help remove excess ear wax?

Earwax: Aah, the facination with clean ears, baby oil, olive oil, peroxide, peroxide and water, colace (docusate sodium) as well as several over the counter meds such as debrox and Cerumenex have been used for squeaky clean ears. But remember, that wax is supposed to be there to protect the ear canal, and the body takes care of naturally pushing it out. Let your doctor deal with it when he/she needs to take a look at the ear drums. Read more

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Does Baby oil work to remove ear wax build up??

Does Baby oil work to remove ear wax build up??

Yes...: Couple drops at bed time for few days. Caution you should not have perforation of your ear drum. Read more

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Is baby oil safe to remove makeup and eye makeup? I have clear skin, but scared of breakouts. How about Vaseline?

Is baby oil safe to remove makeup and eye makeup? I have clear skin, but scared of breakouts. How about Vaseline?

Yes.: Baby oil is a safe and usually effective makeup remover. Vaseline is almost guaranteed to cause breakouts if you have sensitive skin, so I would avoid using that on your face for any purpose. Read more

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Is the Ayurvedic treatment of thanaka and Kasuma oil a safe procedure for permanent hair removal?

Is the Ayurvedic treatment of thanaka and Kasuma oil a safe procedure for permanent hair removal?

Used in Burma: It is claimed to remove unwanted hair permanently and is used by women and some men in Burma
I can not find any study done for it's safety or effectiveness. But they claim there are no side effect
Sorry we do not have too much scientific information about this.
But it sounds too good to be true that it removes unwanted hai permanently and no side effects Read more

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Is there any easy homemade oils that I can make for hair removal?

Is there any easy homemade oils that I can make for hair removal?

Best to discuss w/Dr: Home remedies are not always the best solution for hair removal, if you have sensitive skin, you may break out, have localized inflammatory response & depends where the hair is that you want removed. That will determine the best treatment. Face? Underarms? Legs? Bikini line? Need more info. There are creams, waxing, threading, electrolysis, laser options. Depends on thickness, budget, outcome desired. Read more

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What does baby oil do for your skin?

What does baby oil do for your skin?

Not very much.: Baby oil is essentially mineral oil - a petroleum product. Like many other oils, it can be used to trap moisture in your skin if you apply it right after you shower or bathe. And that's about it. Read more

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Help please! Is baby oil bad for skin?

Help please! Is baby oil bad for skin?

Baby oil: Mineral or baby oil is a good moisturizer. It tends to get quite slippery and may feel greasy. Other alternatives are fragrance free moisturizing creams and lotions such as cereve and cetaphil. Read more

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Is it okay to smoke a cigarette that's been soaked in baby oil?

Is it okay to smoke a cigarette that's been soaked in baby oil?

No no no: Bad idea. It is not ok to smoke anything. Nothing. Nada. But educate me here. What is the reason one would even consider doing this? Read more

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