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Is it safe to wash your vagina with toothpaste?

Is it safe to wash your vagina with toothpaste?

Not recommended: It is not recommended to use toothpaste in any area other than the mouth. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Is it safe to use Triclosan in toothpaste during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use Triclosan in toothpaste during pregnancy?

Triclosan: Triclosan is an antibiotic used in some toothpastes. Discuss all medications, including OTC toothpastes, with your Obstetrician. That said, unless your OB has a specific objection, any toothpaste from one of the major manufacturers should be both safe and effective. Remember that for an adult, a pea-sized portion of toothpaste is appropriate, no matter how big a dollop they use in commercials. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to wash my vagina with cold water during pregnancy?

Is it healthy to wash my vagina with cold water during pregnancy?

Soap and Water: It does not sound hygienic. Doesn't warm water with soap work better at cleansing? ...Read more

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Is it safe to use sulfur soap during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use sulfur soap during pregnancy?

Use of sulfur soap?: Unsure of your use of sulfur soap during pregnancy. In any case, during your pregnancy, you should be using mild soaps that are not too strong, and are gentle to your skin, and not irritating. It may be best to stay away from any medicated soaps, glycerin soaps not made of vegetable glycerin, and any petrochemically based personal care products. These can get absorbed through skin. ...Read more

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When is it safe to wash my baby with regular soap?

When is it safe to wash my baby with regular soap?

As soon as you want: Your baby doesn't do much to get themselves dirty, so most babies do not need a bath more than once or twice a week. Until the cord has fallen off and has healed, your baby's belly shouldn't be immersed in water, so that means sponge bathing. It's ok to use soap right after birth, just use a mild soap intended for infants. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to use whitening mouth wash before i brush and normal mouth wash after?

Is it recommended to use whitening mouth wash before i brush and normal mouth wash after?

Rinses don't whiten: There are several types of mouth washes. Fluoride mouth rinses help to prevent cavities and can reduce teeth sensitivity. Mouth rinses for healthy gums help prevent plaque attachment to teeth and reduce gingivitis. However, mouth rinses for teeth whitening have questionable effectiveness- 30 seconds to 1 minute in the mouth is not long enough for these rinses to actually whiten the teeth. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use cleaning products during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use cleaning products during pregnancy?

No: You are safe with castille soap and diluted hydrogen peroxide. Citrus peel based cleansers are okay as well. Use nothing with chemicals in it you can't pronounce. ...Read more

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Is it good to rinse face with water repeatedly during a day?

Is it good to rinse face with water repeatedly during a day?

Not really: Being clean is important but dry scaly skin from repeated wetness is not good. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use mouth wash with retainers on?

Is it okay to use mouth wash with retainers on?

Yes: Yes, but better to take the retainers off since they may prevent the mouthwash from accessing all surfaces of your teeth. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wash your vagina out with soap?

Is it safe to wash your vagina out with soap?

No!: There is not reason, and this can cause problems. The vagina depends on a normal acidity, and washing it out can disturb this, causing an abnormal change in yeast and bacteria content. In general, the vagina does much better without douching or washing. ...Read more

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Is it safe for pregnant women to clean with bleach?

Is it safe for pregnant women to clean with bleach?

Yes but...: Bleach is safe during pregnancy but the smell of various cleaning products may increase nausea and headaches. A safer alternative would be vinegar and baking soda. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use hydrogen peroxide (diluted with 50% water ) everyday as a mouth wash after brushing teeth?

Is it okay to use hydrogen peroxide (diluted with 50% water ) everyday as a mouth wash after brushing teeth?

Yes: I personally beleive yes, however there are some studies showing that prolonged use of hydrogen peroxide may cause some type of mouth cancer. This was only shown on laboratory rat who were overdosed with hydrogen peroxide. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use PONDS deep whitening facial foam during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

Is it safe to use PONDS deep whitening facial foam during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

Yes: As a rule, most topical creams or lotions have very little transfer of their content below the top skin layers. As such, they do not enter the blood and cannot be transferred to a fetus or through the breast milk. The exception to this rule are those preparations designed specifically to enter the blood, like the meds in a nicotiine patch, birth control patch, etc. which use special chemicals to a ...Read more

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Is it ok to breathe through your mouth while sleeping after having wisdom teeth removed? Or is it ok to use non prescribed mouth was?

Is it ok to breathe through your mouth while sleeping after having wisdom teeth removed? Or is it ok to use non prescribed mouth was?

OK to Breathe : Yes, you can breathe through your mouth but it's interesting to think of why you want to do that? How long since the surgery? If it is uncomfortable or difficult to breathe through your nose now, you should consult your surgeon about that. There shouldn't have been much effect on nose breathing. Most mouthwashes are non-prescribed and safe. I recommend non-alcohol ones. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Washing (Definition)

As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more