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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Use Talcum Powder To Keep Moisture Away From Your C Section Cut Post 2wks

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Is it safe to use talcum powder to keep moisture away from your C-section cut post 2wks?

Is it safe to use talcum powder to keep moisture away from your C-section cut post 2wks?

Ok if healed/closed: It is ok if the wound i'd completely healed and closed. Otherwise talc in a wound can cause increased scarring. ...Read more

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I'm 10 weeks preg. I use talcum powder with salicylic acid everyday very often. Is it safe to use during pregnancy?

I'm 10 weeks preg. I use talcum powder with salicylic acid everyday very often. Is it safe to use during pregnancy?

Talcum powder, no: Talcum powder in the vulvar area has been associated with a number of different long term issues. Aspirin is actually being used to help prevent pregnancy induced hypertension (pre eclampsia). ...Read more

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Why is talcum powder a cause of ovarian cancer?

Why is talcum powder a cause of ovarian cancer?

Talc in ovarian ca: One explanation for a possible association between talc and ovarian cancer is that decades ago talcum powder was sometimes contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen. ...Read more

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Just out of curiosity, is talcum powder also linked to alzheimer's disease? My grandfather was an avid user and developed alzheimer's.

Just out of curiosity, is talcum powder also linked to alzheimer's disease? My grandfather was an avid user and developed alzheimer's.

Almost certainly not: It would be theoretically from the tiny amount of aluminum that is found in some talcum powders. But that link has been almost certainly discredited. Http://ehso. Com/ehshome/alzheimers. Htm
So, this should satisfy your curiosity. ...Read more

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Hi, Am from india, My face is darker than my body. Can you please tell me what to do? . I use only Garnier men's facewash and talcum powder after wash.

Hi, Am from india, My face is darker than my body. Can you please tell me what to do? . I use only Garnier men's facewash and talcum powder after wash.

Neat and clean with: A pleasant disposition is the way to go. That will bring more light to our world than a lighter face. Please don't measure your self-worth by skin color. One day your opinion may reverse and you may want to darken your face. I respect the fact that you are a young and health male and want to look attractive but who you are and what you do is the real attraction. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Title news story said JJ baby powder caused cervical cancer due to "talcum" in powder. Was cancer caused from use on skin or internally?

Title news story said JJ baby powder caused cervical cancer due to "talcum" in powder. Was cancer caused from use on skin or internally?

Talcum unlikely prob: Studies show that talcum powder, which is a silicate like asbestos, is not likely to cause ovarian cancer. Studies investigated the introduction of talc on talc dusted diaphragms and condoms and concluded that it was not likely the cause. Correlation, not causation. The USPST recommends women get their pap smear and genetic testing and because HPV is associated with cervical cancer. See OB/GYN. ...Read more

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My palms are itching and there is redness with slight swelling. The itchiness seems to stop after applying talcum powder but returns after sometime.

My palms are itching and there is redness with slight swelling. The itchiness seems to stop after applying talcum powder but returns after sometime.

Hand dermatitis: You may have inflammation in the hand, may be from contact with some irritant or frequent hand washing can also cause problems. Try to avoid frequent hand wash or use gloves, if not getting better with this measures have yourself examined to rule out any other reason for the itching. ...Read more

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Does the use of talc (talcum powder) as a feminine powder increases the risk of ovarian cancer?

Does the use of talc (talcum powder) as a feminine powder increases the risk of ovarian cancer?

Sometimes: The world health organization classifies talc that contains asbestos as a carcinogen and talc without asbestos as not yet classifiable. Several studies have shown an increase in ovarian cancer with talc use as high as 300% after daily use for 25 years. The problem is that some talc contains asbestos and some does not and the label does not have to disclose that it is present. Best to avoid it. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cornstarch baby powder and talcum baby powder?

What is the difference between cornstarch baby powder and talcum baby powder?

Ingedient: Corn starch is used in most baby powders today because it is safer, particularly if you breath some of it in. Talc is made from the mineral talc and can be harmful to the lungs if breathed in in sufficient quantities. We don't recommend talc for babies. ...Read more

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Is it regular, long term use of talcum powder in the genital area that increase risk of ovarian cancer? What about a handful of times only?

Is it regular, long term use of talcum powder in the genital area that increase risk of ovarian cancer? What about a handful of times only?

Very unlikely: Talcum powder use for life long may have some risk to cause Ovarian cancer. But this risk, if real, is very small.
So in your case I would advise you to stop using it in future but not worry about your past use which was ever so minimal. Good luck. ...Read more

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After period ended, clear watery discharge. I have started using talcum powder to avoid rashes. Maybe the powder got in my vagina. Is it possible?

After period ended, clear watery discharge. I have started using talcum powder to avoid rashes. Maybe the powder got in my vagina. Is it possible?

Possible...: It is possible that you might had develop a reaction to the powder. Stop using it and if symptoms continue or get worse go see your gynecologist for treatment. ...Read more

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I have been dealing with a painful rash under my right breast. Since last summer, I have been dealing with a mild rash under my right breast - mostly itching. My dr. Said it was due to perspiration and to use talcum powder, although she did not check the

I have been dealing with a painful rash under my right breast. Since last summer, I have been dealing with a mild rash under my right breast - mostly itching. My dr. Said it was due to perspiration and to use talcum powder, although she did not check the

I: I would see a dermatologist who can hopefully pinpoint the exact cause of your rash. It could be intertrigo, fungal, eczema, psoriasis (inverse type), allergy, or several other possibilities. A skin scraping or biopsy can help if it isn't clear to the dermatologist. In the meantime, powders and keeping good the breast supported can help. Learn more about some of these conditions on the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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What can be done about itching in skin folds? The itching is more intense when bathing in warm water. Medicated talcum powder gives only temporary relief. Antibiotic ointments only seem to make it worse. Cortisone cream has no effect one way or the other.

What can be done about itching in skin folds? The itching is more intense when bathing in warm water. Medicated talcum powder gives only temporary relief. Antibiotic ointments only seem to make it worse. Cortisone cream has no effect one way or the other.

If: If there is no skin breakdown or rash, keeping a skin fold dry and as free of moisture as you can is a good start. If there is skin breakdown you may have a secondary infection or fungal rash and may need to see a physician. ...Read more

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Could these substances (rosa canina l., gycerol, talcum, curcuma longa l., 95%curcumin, capsaicin, polygonum cuspidatum, resveratrol) damage brain?

Could these substances (rosa canina l., gycerol, talcum, curcuma longa l., 95%curcumin, capsaicin, polygonum cuspidatum, resveratrol) damage brain?

Possibly capsaicin: The curcumin ; resveratrol are anti-inflammatory ; anti-oxidant with neuroprotective effects. There is a study suggesting capsaicin may damage neurons in 10 day old rats. I know of no evidence it can damage brains in humans; many eat peppers without obvious signs of brain damage but capsaicin might cause mild brain damage in some:
http://onlinelibrary. Wiley. Com/doi/10.1002/cne.902960310/abstract. ...Read more

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Is it safe to masturbate after c section?

Is it safe to masturbate after c section?

Yes: But wait until all pain ; tenderness have settled down. That should be after about 2 weeks. Many OB drs would say wait 6 weeks, but I don't think you have to wait that long. ...Read more

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Is unprotected sex safe after a c-section?

Is unprotected sex safe after a c-section?

How long after: C-section? Have you been medically cleared by the Obstetrician? You of course know, that this will put you at risk for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Which would be safer? Vbac or repeat c-section?

Which would be safer? Vbac or repeat c-section?

Vaginal births are: As there are risks and benefits to VBAC and risks and benefits to repeat Cesarian births, your obstetrical team needs to evaluate your personal reproductive history, offer you an educated advice/counseling to assist you in making a "shared informed decision". ...Read more

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Is it safer to have a VBAC or a repeat C-section?

Is it safer to have a VBAC or a repeat C-section?

Safer for whom?: Some VBACs are safer for mothers but not for babies and some VBACs are riskier for mothers and for babies. Others are not.
Some repeat Cesareans are riskier for mothers and for babies and other Cesareans are safer for mothers and for babies. Others are not. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Plan B 5 weeks after having a c section?

Is it safe to take Plan B 5 weeks after having a c section?

Yes, but....: Yes it's safe, but you should definitely be using a more effective means of contraception. After having a cesarean, it's best to wait at least 18 months before getting pregnant again. This is so the uterus can heal and you don't cause increased complications for next pregnancy, increased risk of miscarriage too. I would definitely see a doctor for birth control that can protect you. ...Read more

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Would it be safe to give birth naturally or get a C-section?

There isn't enough: Information to know which option is appropriate for the specific situation. ...Read more

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Is a c-section safer then trying to physically turn a breech baby?

Is a c-section safer then trying to physically turn a breech baby?

Safer for baby.: There is no question that a prelabor cesarean section is safer for the fetus than attempted external cephalic version and trial of labor. Having said that, however, a cesarean section is slightly more dangerous for the mother than a successful vaginal delivery (one excess death per 10, 000 births), although one can never accurately predict which women will have a successful trial of labor. Talk 2ob. ...Read more

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Is it safe to climb mountain after a year of under going c-section?

Is it safe to climb mountain after a year of under going c-section?

Ask the doc: Who did your csection as that doc knows if you have anything abnormal that would prevent u, if u are fine and know what u are doing 1 yr after a csection should fine to do that. ...Read more

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Any advice please! C-section vs. Vaginal delivery, which is a safer procedure\?

Any advice please! C-section vs. Vaginal delivery, which is a safer procedure\?

C section: Medical rumors have it that the C-section will preserve the pelvic perineum. Keep the vagina tighter and prevent uterine prolapse in the future
medical rumors also say that vagina birth is better for the baby, because of a little squeeze it needs on his lungs, and a lot less drugs in his system.
Nature, I think, has already decided the best way to continue. ...Read more

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I've had a c- section 4 1/2 months ago when is it safe to start trying for baby #2?

I've had a c- section 4 1/2 months ago when is it safe to start trying for baby #2?

Anytime: Although most people like to space their children 2 to 3 years apart, I noticed that you are already thirty five years old and for fertility reasons might proceed anytime when you are ready. A follow up c/s is probably in your future. ...Read more

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I just had my 3rd child 10 months ago by C-section I think I could be pregnant again is this safe?

I just had my 3rd child 10 months ago by C-section I think I could be pregnant again is this safe?

You should be: Fine. Many have had 4, 5 even 6 c-sections. Risks do increase, especially pain during pregnancy from scar tissue, but maybe no, you may cruise through. Consider maybe a tubal if not against your beliefs. And see if u are pregnant with pregnancy test. Having 2 children in close proximity seems more difficult. ...Read more

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What happens if your baby is both extremely large and breech, is it safer to have him naturally or by c-section?

What happens if your baby is both extremely large and breech, is it safer to have him naturally or by c-section?

You decide: The head is part with the largest dimension that needs to transit the birth canal. In practice, if the feet come first, there is no guarantee that the head will. (they can & do get stuck) If head first, feet and umbilical cord come after with plenty of room. Feet first, the head can also compress the umbilical cord like a tourniquet so baby gets no oxygen= likely brain damage. Answer should be ez ...Read more

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