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Is Using Expired Femine Wash Could Do Harm
How does a car seat expire?!? It doesn't make sense. What harm could it cause the baby? And y doesn't the other stuff expire, like the swing and bouncer
Shell issues/ tech: The plastic shell of seats begins to age when made. They often sit in the car with temperature range from < freezing to >120.This stress turns the plastic brittle, in a crash the straps rip through the weakened shell and baby can be ejected from the vehicle. Improved technology also places older seats in a lower quality category, not a good thought for a precious rider. ...Read more
Depends on...: Whether an expired medication is safe or not depends on the medication, the patient, and how long it has been expired. Usually, people should not use expired medications. Occasionally, the medication chemistry changes with age and becomes harmful. ...Read more
Hi, is there any harm to use aftershave or perfumes after they expire, because most of them have a sign that it could be used for a year after openin?
No: The "expiration" date on such items merely indicates when their active smell ingredients will start to lose their potency. Although your aftershave may not smell quite as strong, it will still be OK to use. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Is it safe to use cosmetic after expiry date if they still work, smell and look ok? What are the possible harms of using expired cosmetic?
I'm pregnant and ate yogurt 4 days past expired date. It was activia with live cultures. Could I have done harm to my baby? What could happen?
No: This will not cause harm to your fetus - and I assume that it was refrigerate or not opened up until that point. ...Read more
What happens if I get some gasoline on my skin and don't get to wash it off? Any harm to my body, and if so, why?
It's ok: It's ok if a person gets a little gasoline on his hands once in a while, such as when filling his car at the gas station. One should try to be careful, as gasoline can irritate the skin. ...Read more
Omg I took 2 tsp of kaopectate that expired in 2013 I already have had diahrea, is this kaopectate likely to harm me now?
No harm: You might have slightly less effect from expired kaopectate but there will be no harm at all. ...Read more
I have a bottle of prenatals that expired this month I am taking them for preparation because I'm trying to conceive will I they harm me?
No harm: If over the date, at worst, these will be slightly less potent. They will not transform into something harmful and will in fact have enough potency (probably full) to accomplish what you are after. ...Read more
Is dove beauty bar safe to wash the face with? Does it do any harm to the skin on face? Would it be a bad idea? I just love that clean feeling!
Soap: Dove beauty bar is great. Unless you have a skin reaction to soaps - its a great product and gives you thr clean fresh feel. ...Read more
If you wash n dry your clothes and it may have been blood on a shirt and you put others on top of it can there be any blood on them can it harm you?
No: It would not be of any risk to you. Hope this helps. Dr R ...Read more
I accidentally ate expired Graham Crackers and I'm 32 weeks pregnant. Could or will this harm my baby?
Been using face wash with 2% salicylic acid everyday while nursing, not knowing that it should've be avoided. Will this cause long term harm to baby?
Use if you wish: The topical (skin applied) medicines do not get into your milk and are not a problem for nursing mothers. Use if you wish. ...Read more
For a dentist, is there any harm in using unopened toothpaste & mouth wash that is past its expiration date? Just found some travel size ones.
My baby is three weeks old and I am breast-feeding. I use body wash on my nipples in the shower. Could this harm the baby when she feeds by getting it in her mouth?
No: These products are non toxic but likely she will appreciate it, if you rinse off the product. All the best. ...Read more
Safe: That is not harmful. They can't feel the hot water. Just be careful you do not get overheated and lightheaded in the shower (risk for a fall). ...Read more
No harm: A baby inside a pregnant woman stays at normal temperature regardless of the shower or bath temperature (unless the woman intentionally uses abnormally hot water). However, if the woman stayed in a hot-tub or a sauna too long and raised her internal temperature above normal, there would be temporary stress on the baby until the mother's internal temperature dropped back down to normal. ...Read more
Comparing face wash, cream cleanser, or cold creams, which won't harm my facial skin down the road?
None of them...: ...Will "harm" your skin, unless you're allergic to one, or grossly misuse them. Despite all the advertising hype, there is very little difference between the hundreds of facial cleansers offered for sale. Use one that you like, and that doesn't cost a fortune. ...Read more
I am 21 weeks pregnant I have been taking rennie tablets that expired 4 months ago. Are me or the baby in any harm. Thanks x
Don't worry, but...: Most expiration dates are rather arbitrary. Rennie is mostly calcium & magnesium & those should not ever go bad so no concern about them being expired. My only concern is that rennie has corn starch, much of which comes genetically modified corn. I feel it is wise to avoid gmo foods during pregnancy as much as possible as these have never been proven safe! See http://www. Nongmoshoppingguide. Com/. ...Read more
I took 2 Tums an hour ago and need further relief. All I have is Pepcid (famotidine) AC that expired 2 years ago. Am I doing more harm than good if I take it?
Abdominal pain: Do NOT take expired medications, 2 years is very old, may be more harm then good. If abdominal pain milk has calcium, a neutralizer. Calcium is the main ingredient in tums (if lactose intolerant this won't work).Can also try baking soda-1/2 teaspoon in a cup warm water but only take 2-3 times a day for 1 day. In the morning you can get new pepcid (famotidine) in a pharmacy. F/U today with doc/urgent care ...Read more
I ate 3 month expired Honey Graham Crackers and I'm 32 weeks pregnant. The crackers had not been opened before today. Can or will this harm my baby?
No: They might just taste nasty or soggy! :) ...Read more
When I wash my hands I also wash my forearms I only do this with dove pure soap. Am I doing harm to skin? Wrinkly? Or am I putting health in danger?
Is this safe to use salicylic acid face wash and after that applying benzoyl peroxide? I mean can they both work together without any harm??
Excessive dryness: Applying an oil free hypoallergenic moisturizer after each cleansing with warm water and a gentle pH balanced cleanser can help prevent excessive dryness when using facial medications. Salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are sometimes used together in acne regimens, but can be irritating for some people. ...Read more
6 mo Pregnant. Usually squat in shower to wash my bottom+vulva. Today lost balance n rocked back while squattin put my hands on floor. Can it harm bub?
Probably not: Sounds like a low speed impact, probably won't hurt you baby. If you are having any bleeding, belly pain, contractions or not feeling your baby move as much as usual contact your OB and these could be signs of a placental abruption (placenta pulling away from the uterine wall). ...Read more
My skim milk expired on jul 13 & I have been drinking till jul 22. I didn't notice any bad taste. I am 20 weeks pregnant. Will it harm my unborn baby?
Should be fine: Pasteurized and also refrigerated, the milk should be fine the week after the stamped date, as long as it tastes normal. Americans throw away too much edible food just because the stamped date has passed, so it is better to judge the food on a case by case basis. Sometimes, an item may be bad (like moldy bread or soured milk) before the stamped date, and other times still just fine after the date. ...Read more
Is there any harm in taking Tums (calcium carbonate) that expired 4 years ago? I have really bad indigestion so I took 2. Didn't realize they expired in 2010
No harm: No harm in taking expired tums (calcium carbonate). ...Read more
Can excessive cleaning harm my teeth? I brush for 2 min., use mouth wash and floss before I go to bed? Is this fine?
2 mins and soft: Brushing too aggressively and/or using a hard bristle brush can cause the gums to receed, which can lead to a litany of problems. Using a soft bristle brush with light pressure for 2 mins is what's recommended. Remember to angle the bristles so that they contact where the gums and teeth meet and to use small circular motions. ...Read more
Can excessive cleaning harm my teeth? I brush for 2 min. I use mouth wash and floss before I go to bed? Is it fine? Thank you
I'm 33wks pregnant & recently used panoxyl 10 (benzoyl peroxide foam wash for acne) about 5times. Will it harm the baby? I'm really concerned...
Nope: A face wash like that should be fine but will not really help your skin. ...Read more
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