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Is latisse (bimatoprost) dangerous to use at all? Are there any health risks to using it?

Is latisse (bimatoprost) dangerous to use at all? Are there any health risks to using it?

Not dangerous: Although there can be side effects from using latisse, (bimatoprost) it is not dangerous. Aside from lengthening eyelashes, the active ingredient can permanently darken eyelid skin, cause hazel or green eyes to become brown, and can even cause hair growth on the eyelid skin. No systemic side effects have been found with use of Latisse (bimatoprost) or Lumigan (same medicine, used for glaucoma). ...Read more

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Latisse (Definition)

Bimatoprost is an reduces pressure inside the eye caused by glaucoma. It also is used to make eyelashes ...Read more


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Are there any scar treatments that are safe to use while pregnant, if so which ones?

Are there any scar treatments that are safe to use while pregnant, if so which ones?

Lots: These are directions from medermahow to use mederma while pregnant 1) clean the area of skin prior to applying mederma gel or cream. This is not necessary but will help yield best results. Squeeze a small amount of mederma gel or cream onto your hand and gently rub into the skin. During pregnancy concentrate on the lower abdomen, breasts, thighs. ...Read more

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When is it safe to dye your hair in pregnancy if at all? Are organic dyes more advisable. What are the risks to baby?

When is it safe to dye your hair in pregnancy if at all? Are organic dyes more advisable. What are the risks to baby?

Probably safe 2nd tr: Most hair dyes are safe. Very minimal absorption, so extremely low exposure to fetus. Organic dyes are probably safer, but very limitied research. To be extra safe avoid dyes in 1st trimester (period of greatest risk because of formation of organ systems). ...Read more

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Is there any risks of using a smart phone for many hours a day ? If so what are they ? Is there anyway to mininmize them?

Is there any risks of using a smart phone for many hours a day ? If so what are they ? Is there anyway to mininmize them?

There is no..: ...Firm consensus on this yet, with many claiming there is no evidence of harm and many citing increasing amounts of research showing harm. The way to minimize the risk is to get the thing off the side of your face. Use a hands-free device that emits a fraction of the radiation, or hold the thing at least an inch off your head and *not* up against your ear. ...Read more

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What are the side effects for the hgh.Growth hormone for bodybulding and whether it is dangerous or not and are there any safe hormone to take instead?

What are the side effects for the hgh.Growth hormone for bodybulding and whether it is dangerous or not and are there any safe hormone to take instead?

Heart problems: High levels of hgh have been linked to heart problems and diabetes - two things someone young & healthy do not want to have. They're really risky if combined with anabolic steroids. There aren't any hormones out there that i know of that come without risk - even birth control (which is a hormone), can cause clots and stroke, but it's worth it to prevent pregnancy. Is bodybuilding worth it? ...Read more

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If the pharmacy is going to tell you about the potential dangers of a drug anyway, why can't all drugs be available otc?

If the pharmacy is going to tell you about the potential dangers of a drug anyway, why can't all drugs be available otc?

Numerous reasons: It is a question of public safety. Though many drugs have "Scary" side effects there are often effects that are rare and highly lethal. If they were all OTC, how would you know that it is good for your condition? you may misdiagnose your condition and be in serious trouble. I do understand you dilemma but believe me it is fro your own good. ...Read more

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What are the risks of using a androderm (testosterone) patch that expired in 2001? Will it still work and is it safe enough to use?

What are the risks of using a androderm (testosterone) patch that expired in 2001? Will it still work and is it safe enough to use?

Patch: It is probably still OK but it is expensive You are better off learning to give yourself testosterone injections every two weeks ( may be less oor more frequent - you and your significant other will know). It is way less expensive. ...Read more

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Are there any non-prescription anti-depressants that you can get over the counter? Also, is it legal for someone under 18 to purchase them?

Are there any non-prescription anti-depressants that you can get over the counter? Also, is it legal for someone under 18 to purchase them?

Depression: Best approach isto have parents take you to see a Mental Health Professional for proper diagnosis & treatment recommendations. There are many over the counter mood enhancers but all come with a price to pay, SIDE EFFECTS. ...Read more

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I choose not to use latisse to grow eyelashes but would like to try an online product. Which ones are safe? There are many online eyelash enhancing products for sale and i would like to purchase one that is safe to use and lives up to its claims. I want

I choose not to use latisse to grow eyelashes but would like to try an online product. Which ones are safe? There are many online eyelash enhancing products for sale and i would like to purchase one that is safe to use and lives up to its claims.  I want

Homeopathic : Homeopathic over the counter or on line products need not show efficacy to be sold---there are no reports that any of these products work but will probably not hurt you--just your pocket book. Latisse (bimatoprost) is the only proven product which will increase the length of your lashes, but will not make you grown more lashes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use the Fullip enhancer tool every day to plump my lips?? Are there any side effects for the short or long terms??

Is it safe to use the Fullip enhancer tool every day to plump my lips?? Are there any side effects for the short or long terms??

No studies available: I could find no published evidence for or against use of this particular device. You can do your own research starting at http://fullips.com/. And check out my answer https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6691661-i-sucked-on-the-lid-of-a-bottle-now-on-and-around-my-lips-are-brusied-is-there-anything-that-can-mak ...Read more

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What are the possible effect to my body if I use electronic cigarette? Is it safe?

Not safe: Its safer than regualr cigarettes. However, no evidence that electronic cigarettes are void of harm. ...Read more

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Are there certain medicines you are not allowed to take if you smoke marijuana? Is marijuana bad for you health? What are some of the benefits verses side effects of smoking marijuana?

Are there certain medicines you are not allowed to take if you smoke marijuana? Is marijuana bad for you health? What are some of the benefits verses side effects of smoking marijuana?

Here : Here are some of the possible effects from marijuana use: feelings of anxiety, depression, fear, panic or in some cases euphoria. If a high dose is taken it can lead to delusions, hallucinations or losing touch with reality. Other effects can include: inattentiveness, short-term memory problems and disturbances in your thought processes. Marijuana's effects usually last from one to three 3 hours. There can be interactions with medications when you use marijuana. I am not able to go through the list blow by blow. As you know, unless you have a medical marijuana card; it is illegal to use marijuana. ...Read more

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Are there any materials other than lead I should be mindful of when looking for safe toys?

Are there any materials other than lead I should be mindful of when looking for safe toys?

Yes: Aside from lead, there occasionally are other toxic substances that can be on toys and be harmful if enough substance is swallowed by a child (cadmium is a toxic substance that has been found in some toys). For kids still putting toys in their mouths, it may be safest to buy toys that don't have metal parts or painted surfaces. Be sure toys have no parts that can come off and choke children. ...Read more

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Are self tanning lotions harmful? Do they have dangerous chemicals in them? Is it safe to use?

Are self tanning lotions harmful? Do they have dangerous chemicals in them? Is it safe to use?

Very safe.: Self tanning lotions are very safe. They are simply staining the top-most layers of skin a brown color. I recommend my patients use self-tanners over using tanning beds or external tanning to get color. If your skin is getting darker from sun exposure, it is a pathogenic response to sun, and means your skin cells are trying to protect their dna by producing melanin. This is never good. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits for the back and neck by using inversion tables? If so what is the best way to use them?

Are there any benefits for the back and neck by using inversion tables? If so what is the best way to use them?

Use as directed: They relieve some symptoms but do not solve any problems. Usually those who use them get temporary relief from the symptoms, but the relief is not long lasting. ...Read more

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Are there any serious side effects to smoking weed for the first time?

Are there any serious side effects to smoking weed for the first time?

Potentially: Although cannabis is well tolerated by many, it can have disatrous impacts on others. Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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What are contraindications for the use of piracetam and how should it be used to gain the greatest cognitive enhancement benefit?

What are contraindications for the use of piracetam and how should it be used to gain the greatest cognitive enhancement benefit?

Questionable help: Piracetam has theoretical, but no clinical proven efficacy except in protecting the brains of cardiac patients undergoing by-pass surgery. It appears to be safe at dose levels usually administered. It & some derivatives have anecdotal support as adjunctive therapy in some conditions, such as recovery from traumatic head injury. No benefit in normal people. ...Read more

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Are there lawsuits on the nuvaring only because the company failed to state the risks in warnings? Is it any more "risky" than any other bc?

Are there lawsuits on the nuvaring only because the company failed to state the risks in warnings? Is it any more "risky" than any other bc?

No: Any estrogen, whether in the nuvaring, the orthoevra patch or in the birth control pill, can be associated with an increased risk of blood clot. Typically in young women this risk is very very low and the risks associated with a pregnancy are much more life threating. Nuvaring is no more risky than pill, and likely less risky than patch. Sometimes lawsuits and evidence don't always match up. ...Read more

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Bimatoprost (Definition)

Bimatoprost is an reduces pressure inside the eye caused by glaucoma. It also is used to make eyelashes ...Read more