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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Is it bad for my healthto not wear a bra to bed?

Is it bad for my healthto not wear a bra to bed?

That depends: Some women (especially those with larger breasts or who are pregnant) sleep in a bra for comfort. It is recommended that a bra worn for sleep have a soft cup without underwire or metal clasps. A shelf or cross-over design is also recommended. Bras worn for sleep are made. Use of improper cup depth can lead to rashes or chafing (due to breast contact against chest wall w trapped sweat). ...Read more

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Is it bad to wear my corset/waist trainer all the time except for showers?

Is it bad to wear my corset/waist trainer all the time except for showers?

Do you have any idea: What you are doing to your body ? Tight lacing (also called waist training or corset training) can cause shortness of breath, fainting, indigestion. This practice can decrease lung volume (requiring intercostal breathing). Relatively less use of lower lungs can lead to coughing. The liver is forced upward ; accessory lobes of the liver may form. Stomach volume is reduced ; the intestines are. ...Read more

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Is it bad to wear a bra when going to bed?

Is it bad to wear a bra when going to bed?

That is fine.: Some women (especially w larger breasts or who are pregnant) sleep in bra for comfort. It's recommended that a bra worn for sleep have soft cup w/o underwire or metal clasps. A shelf or cross-over design is recommended. Bras worn for sleep are made from soft materials. Use of improper cup depth can lead to rashes or chafing (due to breast contact against chest wall w trapped sweat). ...Read more

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My waist line is dark.. and does not get properly toned with the skin. what do i do? is it because of wearing tight fit jeans?

My waist line is dark..  and does not get properly toned with the skin.  what do i do? is it because of wearing tight fit jeans?

Hyperpigmentation: The two main causes are persistent mechanical friction (wearing tight fit jeans) created by clothing and abdominal obesity. If concerned, see your GP for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have colitis and I wear make up for acne everyday is it bad for the health purpose can it make it worse because you skin absorbs it?

I have colitis and I wear make up for acne everyday is it bad for the health purpose can it make it worse because you skin absorbs it?

Wrong question: The cover-up will not bother your colitis. But, rather than covering it, you could treat the acne. There are oral and topical meds which will help you. A dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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I have a tight foreskin and was wondering is there anything to mane it retract all the way?

I have a tight foreskin and was wondering is there anything to mane it retract all the way?

See below: Inability to retract foreskin completely is known as phimosis. May be congenital (present since birth) or acquired (usually related to chronic inflammation). Sometimes application of a topical steroid cream can effectively treat this problem. Other times, circumcision or dorsal slit is required. Recommend evaluation by a urologist to obtain proper diagnosis and discussion of treatment options. ...Read more

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Putting an onion under my feet and wearing a socks to support it over night. Will that help me get rid of cold and fever or will it make it worst?

Putting an onion under my feet and wearing a socks to support it over night.  Will that help me get rid of cold and fever or will it make it worst?

Really don't know.: This is reported to be one method of detoxification but I really don't have any knowledge as to whether it works or not. Reflexology points that might be used for these kind of symptoms are further up toward the toes. I would think that an onion would settle toward the arch of the foot. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have thick skin on your hands?

Is it bad to have thick skin on your hands?

Depends: There are many causes of thick skin, from psoriasis to certain genetic conditions with hyperkeratosis. Thick skin in one area could be simply callouses or warts. Thick skin all over the hand can sometimes impede movement, crack & get infected, or retain moisture. See a dermatologist if it bothers you or if you feel something else is going on. ...Read more

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What can I do to address a vague redness that my skin gets when it is scratched or rubbed?

What can I do to address a vague redness that my skin gets when it is scratched or rubbed?

Dermatographia: "writing on the skin" or physical urticari--hive formation upon physical stimunlation such as scratching. We don't really know why it occurs, but it is common and not dangerous; jst bothersome. It is possible there is a deficiency of protein called complement-1, but this is rare. Keeping cool and use of anithistamine such as zyrtec (cetirizine) can help. If not, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I get the bottoms of y feet to be less dry when i wear flip flops. They get really rough and the lotion that I use doesn't seem to help.

How do I get the bottoms of y feet to be less dry when i wear flip flops.  They get really rough and the lotion that I use doesn't seem to help.

Hmph: What you are asking for is is like asking how to cure a scratchy neck but you like to wear turtlenecks shirts...Your feet will dry out due to the wearing flip flops and constent exposure to dry conditions. If you must wear the flip flops, try putting lotion on your feet before you go to bed and wear socks to soften your skin overnight. ...Read more

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Is it bad to wear contacts your whole life?

Is it bad to wear contacts your whole life?

No: Many people use contact lenses for many, many years. (not the same pair, however). ...Read more

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How can I wear pads and not make it look like my wearing a diaper?

How can I wear pads and not make it look like my wearing a diaper?

Send for samples: There are so many different high absorbency, slim pads now available on the market - you just need to find one that feels right for you. I'd go into the pad aisle and write down 6 brands you want to try and their contact information on the package. Go home and write or e-mail each one and ask for samples of their product, explaining your specific concerns and what they recommend. Then try them out ...Read more

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Is it bad 2 get soapy washing up liquid on your clothes & skin?Can you let it dry without wiping it off or is it bad to be exposed to the chemicals?

No harm is likely: No harm comes from contact of soap, or chemicals in soap, with the skin, unless you are allergic to them. If you have not had previous itchy skin rash after exposure to soap, detergents, or chemicals in them, no harm will come. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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I really want to start wearing makeup. I'm scared, however, that it's toxic and potentially harmful to my body. Is it? I wouldn't be wearing daily.

I really want to start wearing makeup. I'm scared, however, that it's toxic and potentially harmful to my body. Is it? I wouldn't be wearing daily.

About worrying...: She who worries about make-up should not wear make-up. It's not worth the worrying. That being said, make-up can cause some allergic and/or irritant reactions, but in countries with good product-safety controls, make-up is unlikely to be toxic. In less-safe parts of the world, it's buyer beware. Of course, it is possible to be beautiful without make-up... really. ...Read more

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Is it better to not use antiperspirants so your sweat just flows out? Maybe sweating is better for the body? Problem is it makes my armpits smell.

Is it better to not use antiperspirants so your sweat just flows out? Maybe sweating is better for the body? Problem is it makes my armpits smell.

Deodarant: Switch to a deodarant. Antiperspirants stop sweating and deodarants just mask the smell.
If you need help see the pharmacist and they can pick a better product for you to use. ...Read more