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Is it okay to wax if you have psoriasis?

Is it okay to wax if you have psoriasis?

Waxing psoriasis: Waxing might be irritating for people with psoriasis. Particularly sensitive areas of the skin. Caveat waxor! ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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Is it true that if you're allergic to shellfish, then you can't have blond tips?

Is it true that if you're allergic to shellfish, then you can't have blond tips?

Not likely: Shellfish allergy is caused by an allergic reaction to the proteins in shellfish "meat" that occurs after ingestion or inhalation of shellfish. I'm not very familiar with "blond tips" but if it's hair dye/coloring, then i suspect there is no shellfish flesh component. It is always helpful to read labels to identify a "hidden" allergen. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take a bath if I have herpes? Will it cause it to spread?

Is it okay to take a bath if I have herpes?  Will it cause it to spread?

Maybe: If you are shedding virus, you could potentially spread the disease. Still, in a tub of water, it would be very diluted and would not survive for long outside of your body. As long as you are bathing alone, i suspect it would be extremely unlikely that you would spread the infection. ...Read more

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Is it okay to fly if you have arteriosclerosis?

Is it okay to fly if you have arteriosclerosis?

Usually: Especially if you are referring to commercial flights as the cabins are pressurized . This does not usually lead to problems . If you have advanced atherosclerosis and or severe heart failure check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to work out if you have bronchitis?

Is it safe to work out if you have bronchitis?

Of course: The bronchitis may bother you a bit as you exercise, but it is usually safe to exercise with bronchitis as long as you are up to it. Just...Don't cough on anyone. :). ...Read more

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Is it okay to smoke if you have an eye infection?

Is it okay to smoke if you have an eye infection?

No!: Even if you do smoke and have been smoking for years and trying to quit, it is much better for your immune system if you refrain from smoking during an eye infection. Studies have shown that even the equivalent of 1-2 cigarettes a day reduces the immune response to infection and makes it harder to clear the infection. ...Read more

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Is it ok to make my eyebrows tattoo or implant eyebrows if I have diabetes type 2&hba1c 7 or it is better not to do that?

Is it ok to make my eyebrows tattoo or implant eyebrows if I have diabetes type 2&hba1c 7 or it is better not to do that?

Better not: Tattoos are form of self-mutilation. It is bad enough for people in good health. You risk infection by having tattoos. Also your taste may change and you may regret having a permanent make up that you may not be fond of. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Is it safe to masturbate while you have dermatitis?

Is it safe to masturbate while you have dermatitis?

Depends: Is the dermatitis on the hands or on the penis? If you have an inflammed penis, you should make sure to avoid infection and worsening dermatitis. You should wash well and use liberal lubricants. You should wash well afterwards and apply appropriate topicals and or medications. Why the dermatitis. First see a doctor and get treated. Avoid things causing the inflammation. Use common sense. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have psoriasis on your head. If so how do you treat?

Is it possible to have psoriasis on your head. If so how do you treat?

Sure.: The scalp is one of the most common areas of involvement for psoriasis; some people have it only on the scalp. First line of treatment is one of the stronger therapeutic shampoos containing tar, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, or selenium sulfide. (keep it out of your eyes.) if that doesn't get it done, you'll need to see a dermatologist and get a prescription strength shampoo, lotion, or both. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take allegry medication if your not sure if you have allergies or not? If you maybe have a cold?

Is it bad to take allegry medication if your not sure if you have allergies or not?  If you maybe have a cold?

No: If you take these meds you will probably reduce symptoms of allergy or a cold.Try stopping after 7 days-allergy persists ; cold does not. ...Read more

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Is it bad to be treated for STDs if you may not have them, doc's orders as " precaution, " it won't create a resistance will it ?

Is it bad to be treated for STDs if you may not have them, doc's orders as " precaution, " it won't create a resistance will it ?

STDs & Public Health: In many circles there is a standard to treat in high risk situations regardless of test results. The epidemic of gonorrhea and chlamydia is getting worse and this is because not everyone is getting treated appropriately. If there is a risk it is best to get this treated than to become sterile because you weren't appropriately treated. ...Read more

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Can you have a shower and wet it if you have shingles around you waist is it dangerous?

Can you have a shower and wet it if you have shingles around you waist is it dangerous?

Herpes zoster: Should be fine. Dry them carefully and watch for development of increased redness, pain, swelling and warmth over the area which could signify secondary bacterial infection, but the likelihood that this will happen is very low. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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How to cure psoriasis?

How to cure psoriasis?

Psoriasis: There is no cure for psoriasis only control. There are prescription topical steroids. There are intralesional steroid injections. The biologics like Humira, Enbrel, Remicade, (infliximab) and Otezla are very effective at treating psoriatic arthritis and also the skin lesions of psoriasis. Patients with psoriasis are also prone to cardiovascular disease but the biologics help reduce this. ...Read more

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Is it okay not to exercise if I have a uti?

Is it okay not to exercise if I have a uti?

If it hurts: A UTI would not neccessarily keep one from exercise unless it causes you to go to the bathroom so often that exercise makes it inconvienent. Jogging for instance may be quite uncomfortable and make finding a bathroom hard. ...Read more