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I got folliculitis after a back waxing (honey based wax) at a spa. Does this imply contaminated wax, or is this a common reaction for some people?

I got folliculitis after a back waxing (honey based wax) at a spa. Does this imply contaminated wax, or is this a common reaction for some people?

Folliculitis: Either can occur. It is more probable that these organisms were already present on the surface of your skin, but without cultures prior to and after your episode it is impossible for me to implicate the spa. This may be a question for your local health department, since if it has occurred and been complained of by others they may want to investigate. Good luck. ...Read more

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If allergic to bee stings, would you be allergic to honey and bees wax?

If allergic to bee stings, would you be allergic to honey and bees wax?

No.: A bee sting allergy means you are allergic to the bee's venom, which is not in either honey or beeswax. It is certainly possible to be allergic to honey or beeswax (especially if you have a bad pollen allergy), but that's a completely separate allergy, unrelated to bee sting venom. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of raw honey (with pollen and wax bits)? What about honey comb?

What are the health benefits of raw honey (with pollen and wax bits)? What about honey comb?

Many roles: Raw honey is good as a facial to rid oneself of redness of the face .As the old song says"a little bit of honey makes the medicine go down" and of course, honey helps to loosen up coughs. ...Read more

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Is honey good for you?

Is honey good for you?

Qualified yes: Honey is good for you in moderation - if you aren't diabetic or pathologically overweight. ...Read more

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Do waxing burns fade?

Do waxing burns fade?

Yes: Waxing burns are usually superficial and tend to fade with time. If needed, you can use an over-the-counter or prescription fading cream that contains hydroquinone as its active ingredient. Be sure to use sunscreen also, as sun makes dark marks darker. If you are using a retinoid (prescription) or retinol, be sure to stop it at least 3 days before waxing or request hard wax to prevent burns. ...Read more

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Does honey make you fat?

Does honey make you fat?

Enough calories: from almost any food could lead to weight gain and fat increase. ...Read more

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Are Brazilian waxes safe?

Are Brazilian waxes safe?

Yes.: Though you have to watch out for ingrown hairs as the hair regrows, waxing is safe as long as the wax isn't so hot it burns you! some of the skin in the genital area is quite tender, so there can be irritation regardless of the hair removal technique used. ...Read more