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Doctor insights on: Kyodan Clothing

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Are clothing made out of polyester fabric safe to wear?

Are clothing made out of polyester fabric safe to wear?

Safer now: Back 30 or 40 years ago, in the 1970's, polyester was appearing in stores everywhere, but could subject one to relentless teasing if one wore it amongst the wrong crowd. That polyester was rough and unforgiving, but modern new polyester is pretty good stuff. It's safe to wear. It's soft and lays well but being a plastic (petroleum product), it still causes static. Cotton is softer, with no static. ...Read more

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Contact dermatitis from clothes washed in machine contains nickel?

Contact dermatitis from clothes washed in machine contains nickel?

Contact dermatitis: I think your question is if clothes washed in a laundry machine could be contaminated with nickel? If this is your question then no, it is unlikely that machine would seep nickel into clothes. Try changing to fragrant-free, dye-free detergent to see if this helps. See an allergist to exam rash and provide further treatment and evaluation. Patch testing helpful to determine sensitivities. ...Read more

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Are glow-in-the-dark pajama safe?

Are glow-in-the-dark pajama safe?

Likely safe to wear: Glow-in-the-dark clothing is probably safe. The material that glows is not radioactive, and does not emit any light unless it first absorbs some light. Over time, the material fades as it emits out the light energy that it absorbed. Since glow-in-the-dark pajamas are a novelty item, they need not be used if one has concerns about long-term or environmental effects of glow-in-the-dark materials. ...Read more

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Is sids caused by toxic gases in blankets, clothes, mattresses?

Is sids caused by toxic gases in blankets, clothes, mattresses?

SIDS cause unknown: Sids (sudden infant death syndrome or crib-death) is the name for when an infant dies in their sleep and no reason can be found. Babies in homes where someone smokes, and babies who sleep on their tummies before they are old enough to completely roll over both ways on their own, are at higher risk for dying from sids, but no exact cause has been proven. ...Read more

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Other than infant sunscreen & lotion, shade hats, & cool clothing, what can I bring to protect from sun burn?

Other than infant sunscreen & lotion, shade hats, & cool clothing, what can I bring to protect from sun burn?

Sunburn prevention: Don't forget sunglasses, and to avoid exposure between 10AM-4PM. Umbrellas help, too. Remember the shade moves with the sun, especially if a child is in a shaded stroller. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sunburn/basics/prevention/con-20031065 ...Read more

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I'm allergic to caine products. Do skin refrigerant sprays work?

I'm allergic to caine products. Do skin refrigerant sprays work?

Anesthetics: Some anesthetics do not cross react and can be safe to use, a topical application may not cause an allergy if you had reacted to an injection in the past. ...Read more

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Can I use fabric softener sheets as safe bug repellent for my children?

Can I use fabric softener sheets as safe bug repellent for my children?

Insect repellents: Deet is the only insect repellent that works. Adults can use 25% but the safe level for children is 10% and under. ...Read more

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Latex allergy from douche bag for feminine hygiene?

Latex allergy from douche bag for feminine hygiene?

Douche: Yes. You may have a problem with that. Finding an alternate may be difficult. If your symtoms are very mild or more theoretical than real you may be able to by with using this method. ...Read more

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Does clindamycin lotion bleach clothing or towels?

Does clindamycin lotion bleach clothing or towels?

Clindamycin and blea: Not that I am aware of but you should look at package insert on the medication ...Read more

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Is ohm by olay body lotion gluten free?

Is ohm by olay body lotion gluten free?

Even if: Gluten causes only gastrointestinal problem for those who are truly sensitive to it. Even gluten-containing body lotion would not have bothered a gluten-sensitive person unless he or she decides to lick his/her own skin repeatedly. ...Read more

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Is skin cancer poss. in area covered by clothing/NEVER exposed to sun? Skin C in family, always avoid sun/cover up/use spf, but suspect mole on torso.

Is skin cancer poss. in area covered by clothing/NEVER exposed to sun? Skin C in family, always avoid sun/cover up/use spf, but suspect mole on torso.

Yes: unless you have spf clothing - you still exposed. Of course it is not as common to get cancer in covered areas but known to happen. Some more dangerous types of skin cancers happen in places where sun never shines. So, see dermatology doctor to do full body skin exam. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to latex; can I use nylon/spandex blend gloves?

Possibly: Both nylon and spandex are polymer fibers that are unrelated to natural latex, and by themselves should not causes a reaction in latex-sensitive individuals (people can develop a sensitivity to some of the chemicals used in their manufacture). However, some fabrics may include latex threads in addition to spandex fibers, and this may or may not be listed. Contact the manufacturer to be sure. ...Read more

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Ive oily skin bt oily skin product does not suit me&create irritations.Its summers in india n I use dove bt results2oily.Which fac wash & moisture2use?

Ive oily skin bt oily skin product does not suit me&create irritations.Its summers in india n I use dove bt results2oily.Which fac wash & moisture2use?

Find a wash with: hydroxy acids to reduce oiliness. Moisturizers that a serum based so less greasy and with vitamin B to help acne. I like hyalis from neocutis ...Read more

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Can pre-cum travel to clothing?

Can pre-cum travel to clothing?

?question: Certainly pre-cum can get on the clothes, butore importantly, semen (if in the pre-cum at all) does not live outside the body for long, so pre-cum on clothes would not cause any problems regarding pregnancy risk. ...Read more

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Can protective clothing prevent melioidosis?

Can protective clothing prevent melioidosis?

Melioidosis-bad news: Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by a Gram-negative bacterium, Burkholderia pseudomallei. It's found in soil in certain areas like Vietnam, where many American GIs were exposed. The bacteria can enter the body through a break in the skin, inhalation (dust from a chopper for example), or swallowed - as in contaminated food/water. Protective clothing including shoes! could therefore help. ...Read more

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How safe are these ingredients to take as "snuff". Caffine, Acoru, Calamus, Hydrastis, Canadensis, Tilia Europea, Paulina Capana, L-taurine, Menthol.

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How safe are these ingredients to take as "snuff". Caffine, Acoru, Calamus, Hydrastis, Canadensis, Tilia Europea, Paulina Capana, L-taurine, Menthol.

Don't do it!!!!!: Why take/do snuff in 1st place? You're trading one type of cancer risk for another. There's absolutely no health benefit to tobacco in any form, smokeless or otherwise. Just b/c it's natural doesn't make it good for you! Check out http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/questionsaboutsmokingtobaccoandhealth/questions-about-smoking-tobacco-and-health-smokeless-alt ...Read more

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Do even lipsticks contain sunscreen with SPF 30? are lip balms really effective in preventing tanning or skin cancer? some good medicinal brands ?

Do even lipsticks contain sunscreen with SPF 30? are lip balms really effective in preventing tanning or skin cancer? some good medicinal brands ?

Some do, some don't: Some make-ups contain SPF's, but many don't. You have to read each individual ones list of ingredients to see if that one has SPF in it and if so, how much. Most that do advertise this prominently, because it is such a good and important feature of the item. ...Read more

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Parabens in face products unsafe while pregnant? Sunscreens like octinoxate, octocrylene, octisalate, and avobenzone bad? I'm getting overly stressed.

Parabens in face products unsafe while pregnant? Sunscreens like octinoxate, octocrylene, octisalate, and avobenzone bad? I'm getting overly stressed.

Don't put chemicals: On your skin and don't lay in the sun or tanning bed! neither is good for you, and the earlier you are in your pregnancy, the more potential for absorption/toxicity to your baby. Take your prenatal vitamins and you don't even need 15 minutes of daily sun for vitamin d. Neither sun nor chemicals are beneficial, so why chance it? Paranoia=heightened sense of awareness! stress is also bad for baby! ...Read more