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Is It Safe To Use Copper Bracelet When You Have Osteoarthritis
This common degenerative condition impacts the joints, where normal wear and tear on them gets to a point where they can no longer keep up with the pace of generating fresh cartilage. As a result, the joint space thins, the bone becomes exposed and painful, and bone spurs ...Read more
Very low risk..: It is an antiinflammatory med similar to aleve/motrin, but formulated in topical form thus minimizing "systemic absorption" of the medicine. It is intended to diliver med to the site of pain with less medicine in your body, thus less risk to the gut etc... Some folks still take this med orally despite crohn's, so using topical gel is a safer alternative. Consult doc if u have trouble. Good luck. ...Read more
Is polyisoprene safe to use if I have a severe latex allergy? I know it is "synthetic latex" so it won't have the protien so am allergic to?
I bought a halloween costume and it has the prop 65 warning. Is it safe to wear this if I am trying to conceive. How dangerous are these products?
I know pree seed is good lubricant to use when trying to conceive but is hypoallergenic lube ok to use or does it not help?
Pre-seed is better: Most lubricants - including k-y jelly, vaseline and saliva (spit), are toxic to sperm. This includes natural oils like olive oil as well. Having said that many couples use lubricant and still conceive - it may be more of a factor if a guy has a low sperm count or motility (% of swimmers) compared to guys with normal sperm count. Your body's own lubrication is higher around ovulation time as well. ...Read more
What do you advise if doctor says use the estrogen tablets in vagina.. is it safe to use silicon lubricant with this ?
Is it safe and also effective to use solo care aqua solution if it has recently expired \u0026#40;5/2014\u0026#41;, is it still good to use on my lenses or not . And of course i didn't open it before.
Prob ok: If I am reading the label correctly, it expires this month. But why run the risk, maybe the next time you are out just go by for afresh bottle. There are reasons for that date of expiration. ...Read more
Yes - But NOT Ideal!: Alcohol based mouthwashes tend to dry out the mouth. A dry mouth is more prone to bacteria growth, which leads to increased cavities! a Fluoride mouthwash without alcohol will not inhibit saliva production. Saliva actually helps clear your mouth of bacteria and protects your teeth. Additionally, Fluoride will strengthen and protect your teeth while in braces! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Should I take the plan b pill after sex? We used protection, but still, just to be more safe? Also, Is it dangerous if I take it to often?
Not indicated: ... unless you believe your "physical" protection (condoms?) broke. Male condoms typically have 99+ % protection. And yes it is dangerous if you use it "often", though there is no scientific data supporting use after every intercourse. The best way for you to be sure of when the "danger zone" occurs is to chart your ovulation every month and avoid unprotected intercourse then. ...Read more
Is it safe if you use protection to have sex with someone who is HIV positive also why should you use lube?
I want to know if creatine is safe for a woman with pcos as I've heard people say it sheds their hair and I'm wondering if medically it is safe to tak?
Throw it away: Don't be a sucker. You don't know what is in it because most testing shows the labels are fraudulent. There is NO BENEFIT to you even if the label is honest, which is unusual. ...Read more
I do not take any medication to control my epilepsy as I have not had a fit in 7 years. Is it safe to have a drink responsibly or will it provoke a fit?
Is it safe to get your hair dyed by a professional at 18 weeks pregnant? If so is there types not to use or should wear a mask or something?
Most consider it ok: Most consider hair dye safe as studies have not shown it to be dangerous. This questions has been asked many times on healthtap . When you type in the question on healthtap you will see many other answers on this topic. ...Read more
Do plan this out: Although pregnancy is protective, watch out for your ms meds. Other than copaxone, (glatiramer) the others have risk for unborn child, especially aubagio, which clearly causes birth defects. So, before getting pregnant, discontinue your meds for a sufficient period of time, which may involve a few months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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