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I have peeling hands a work with paint thinner?

I have peeling hands a work with paint thinner?

Gloves. : Getting some gloves that protect you against the chemicals you work with is the only way to go here. Also many chemicals are carinogenic, meaning if your directly exposed to them they can cause cancer. This might not happen today or tomorrow but can show up 20-30 years down the road. Be smart and safe, protect yourself please. ...Read more

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Caught 15 month old peeling small pieces of paint off the base board of room. She wasn't doing it long, but I think she ate 3 or 4 pieces. Call doc?

Caught 15 month old peeling small pieces of paint off the base board of room. She wasn't doing it long, but I think she ate 3 or 4 pieces. Call doc?

Yes: Most paints are not lead based these days, however, if you live in an older house the old paint chips may still be. To be safe, she should have lead levels checked. ...Read more

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My hands are peeling and I work with paint thinner and little red bumps appear?

My hands are peeling and I work with paint thinner and little red bumps appear?

Dermatitis: There's a good chance that your skin is reacting to the paint thinner. Avoid chemical contact and see if skin gets better. If this is related to your job then have employer provide you with gloves and see your doctor to document this occupational illness/injury. ...Read more

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Why does my face peel so much?

Why does my face peel so much?

Many possibilities: Could be dry skin due to winter weather or excessive washing. May be using a soap that is very drying to wash with. If using any type of anti-aging products, these can also be irritating. Sun sensitivity can also cause peeling. ...Read more

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Can jet peel remove pock marks?

Can jet peel remove pock marks?

No: Pockmarks or acne scars are very difficult to treat because they represent an injury through both the epidermis and the dermis of the skin. Skin peels only treat the superficial aspect of the epidermis and cannot penetrate through the entire dermis without causing a full thickness burn that would require reconstruction. ...Read more

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What happens if you peel off sunburnt skin?

What happens if you peel off sunburnt skin?

Nothing bad: You are facilitating the natural shedding of your dead epidermis. Don't get to aggressive or you can accidentally take off the regenerating new skin cells. It's best to just moisturize and let the dead skin flake off with gentle rubbing if you can't ignore it for a day or so. ...Read more

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Is there any danger in eating orange peels, not jest but the peel itself?

Is there any danger in eating orange peels, not jest but the peel itself?

Not really: In fact, the peel (zest) contains flavorful oils and is used in many desserts. Make sure to wash well to remove surface pesticides and dirt. I am not aware of any nutritional benefit of the better white pith, beside maybe some fiber. ...Read more

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Why do my gums peel?

Why do my gums peel?

Gums peel?: If you mean, why do your gums pull away from your teeth, then you have an infection in your gums called periodontal disease. This will eventually lead to loss of bone around your teeth and then loss of your teeth. See your dentist for an examination, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes gum tissue to peel?

What causes gum tissue to peel?

Gum lesions?: Depending on the clinical picture, gums can "peel" or slough off due to gum disease, trauma, viral, bacteria or other miscellaneous causes. You would need to see a laser periodontist for a complete evaluation. The nd/yag laser can sometimes help in a big way in these situations. www.drgums.com. ...Read more