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Is It Safe To Use Talcum Powder To Keep Moisture Away From Your C Section Cut Post 2wks
I'm 10 weeks preg. I use talcum powder with salicylic acid everyday very often. Is it safe to use during pregnancy?
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
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
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
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
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
I used talcum powder after getting Brazilian wax a few times- they put it on after wax and then use for few days. Am I now at risk of ovarian cancer?
Chronic use, yes: Chronic use of talcum powder in the vaginal area has been shown to increase the likelihood of certain GYN cancers. ...Read more
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
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?
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?
I am a 19 year old guy and I use talcum powder in my groin for sweating. I read it increases risk of cancer. Is this true?
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
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
Could these substances (rosa canina l., gycerol, talcum, curcuma longa l., 95%curcumin, capsaicin, polygonum cuspidatum, resveratrol) damage brain?
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
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
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
There isn't enough: Information to know which option is appropriate for the specific situation. ...Read more
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
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
Female Sexuality: Yes. Of course.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
After having a csection with my first baby would it be safer to have a repeat C-section or to try vaginal for my next one?
C-section v birthing: Your Obstetrician would be best to advise you. ...Read more