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If massage benefits pain relief, does fancy massage oil enhance those effects at all?

If massage benefits  pain relief, does fancy massage oil enhance those effects at all?

Not necessarily: Massage can be useful in managing myofascial type pain. It promotes relaxing spastic muscles and may also improve blood flow in the muscle. The latter can further enhance tissue healing if there is injury to the muscle. Adding oil may enhance the experience and decrease rough friction on the skin which may be irritating otherwise. However, it may not directly improve the benefit on its own. ...Read more

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Is there any additional benefit to sleeping on gel-infused memory foam versus regular memory foam mattress pads / pillows?

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Is there any additional benefit to sleeping on gel-infused memory foam versus regular memory foam mattress pads / pillows?

No: Sleep on whatever allows you to get a good night's rest & wake up refreshed w/o any aches or pains. Same goes for hard vs soft mattress and for (thickness of) pillows. Makes no difference whether coils are individually wrapped or not. Or if cotton or wool or whatever. Don't buy into mattress ad hype. ...Read more

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Are OTC tens machines OK to use for sore neck and back?

Are OTC tens machines OK to use for sore neck and back?

Depends: on if they are effective. TENS machine have less adverse effects and when effective are relatively safe when used as instructed ...Read more

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Books or massage products that work for back aches?

Books or massage products that work for back aches?

One possibility: I often use traumeel when i scrape or massage the back. It is a german product made from a variety of herbs. ...Read more

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Is vaping with 0mg nicotine safe while pregnant (To help ease the habit)? The ingredients are: water, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin,& flavoring

Is vaping with 0mg nicotine safe while pregnant (To help ease the habit)? The ingredients are: water, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin,& flavoring

Not recomended: inhaling aerosolized chemicals isnt best for you or for the baby. Vaping is a new product in the market and the effect on lungs/babies are still not fully understood. I would use this time to kick the habit to ensure that you give your baby the full potential to grow without interruptions by potential stressors like smoke ...Read more

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I've had lock jaw 2 weeks nothing relieving it any advice using hot water bottle diazepam and massage?

I've had lock jaw 2 weeks nothing relieving it any advice using hot water bottle diazepam and massage?

See a TM j doctor: The most frequent reason fo RA locked jaw is due to dislocation of the disc in the tm joint. An acute closed lock can be manipulated releasing the traped disc and restoring normal opening.You should see a tm joint specialist in your area. ...Read more

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Mom's age-47.Her hands tremor holding light things eg a plate of food against gravity & also li'l tremor at rest while hand is held free while standin?

Mom's age-47.Her hands tremor holding light things eg a plate of food against gravity & also li'l tremor at rest while hand is held free while standin?

Essential tremor: Heredofamilial essential tremors run in families, and there are many medications which can readily control the shaking. Worthwhile to see neurologist and make certain that other problems are not causation. ...Read more

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Any tips on good stretching techniques, full body preferably?

Any tips on good stretching techniques,  full body preferably?

With : Access to the internet you can research any and all stretching techniques available. Also yoga and other classes perform great stretching guidelines. Find what fits you best. ...Read more

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What are best sleep position(s) & pillow height/firmness for reducing/preventing back, neck & shoulder tension/soreness?

What are best sleep position(s) & pillow height/firmness for reducing/preventing back, neck & shoulder tension/soreness?

Neutrality: No positions or height/ firmness are standard. You should find what works best for you, but try to maintain neutral spine, or straight spine in each position. ...Read more

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Are Foam Rollers a useful aid to workouts?

Are Foam Rollers a useful aid to workouts?

You choose.: Some people swear by them, ironically, others swear at them. Go figure. ...Read more

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Is using massage oil effective during a breast enlargement massage?

Is using massage oil effective during a breast enlargement massage?

No : Oils and massages will not enlarge breasts. The breasts enlarge naturally with weight gain, puberty, pregnancy and breast-feeding. Some oral contraceptives can be associated with increase in breast size in some women (sometimes). Building up pectoral muscles can lead to the breasts sitting on the chest wall in a manner that is attractive but will not increase cup size. ...Read more

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Someone bought me tea made w/ lavender flowers, lemon balm, & feverfew. Advertised as headache relief tea. Is it safe to use & if so how often?

Someone bought me tea made w/ lavender flowers, lemon balm, & feverfew. Advertised as headache relief tea. Is it safe to use & if so how often?

Safe but: Whether it works or not is another question. As for the dose, there is no scientific study on this especially given that the potency of the active ingredient(s) among different batches of the plants are not known and have not been standardized. Having said that, most people should be able to tolerate up to 4 cups of herbal tea daily as a rule of thumb- again just my personal opinion. ...Read more

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Is using ice to reduce hems better or just as good as putting vasoconstrictor creams on them? What about warm water on toilet paper held against them?

Is using ice to reduce hems better or just as good as putting vasoconstrictor creams on them? What about warm water on toilet paper held against them?

Why not try and see?: Since none of these are dangerous in any way, why not give each a trial and see which helps you most? You'll be the best judge of your own reaction and will have made your first step toward taking better care of yourself. As you learn your own responses to your own good ideas, managing some of your depression and anxiety will become like advanced placement courses. Maybe you can do it! good luck. ...Read more

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Baby 3 weeks, What water safe to use with powder formula? Bottled Spring water vs bottled purified water w/ minerals & fluoride. Don't like using tap.

Baby 3 weeks, What water safe to use with powder formula? Bottled Spring water vs bottled purified water w/ minerals & fluoride. Don't like using tap.

Distilled: Distilled water would be ideal at this stage. Fluoride is not necessary until the teeth start to erupt. 'Drinking water' is from a municipal source ( tap water), nursery water is often priced higher and not necessarily superior to Distilled. Spring water quality is variable is quality and consistency. ...Read more

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Are microwaveable heat packs safe to use?

Are microwaveable heat packs safe to use?

If used properly: Follow the directions be careful and not get it too hot and pay attention not to burn the skin. ...Read more

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Wanting a good supplement for workouts i.E. Pullups, pushups, sit-ups?

Wanting a good supplement for workouts i.E. Pullups, pushups, sit-ups?

Bodyweight exercises: Pullups, pushups, and bodyweight squats when performed with proper technique are excellent exercises. You can learn more at this site: http://www.Alkavadlo.Com/. ...Read more

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Can laying on a massage table be bad for wrinkles on your face?

Can laying on a massage table be bad for wrinkles on your face?

Not really: The occasional laying face down on a massage table for 30 minutes or so, should have no to minimal long lasting effect on facial wrinkles. Your genetics and sun exposure are far more important. ...Read more

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I was lying face down on a massage table when i was told to take a really deep breath and when i did i got really bad pain in my back. What caused it?

I was lying face down on a massage table  when i was told to take a really deep breath and when i did i got really bad pain in my back. What caused it?

See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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How can I avoid getting lines imprinted on my face from lying face down on a massage table head rest?

How can I avoid getting lines imprinted on my face from lying face down on a massage table head rest?

Move a lot: Try to reposition your face or head frequently during your massage. I would recommend moving every 1-2 minutes to minimize any marks. There will always be pressure points regardless of the padding so the only way to minimize this is to move frequently. ...Read more

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Have severe sinus cold. Ok to use expired salts for neti pot? Not sure how baking soda and table salt can expire. Cvs brand salts for neti pot.

Have severe sinus cold. Ok to use expired salts for neti pot? Not sure how baking soda and table salt can expire. Cvs brand salts for neti pot.

No: The expiration date is there for a reason, to alert you it is expired. Always best to use up to date ingredients/medications. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Prenatal massage this morning. Bed was heated. 39 weeks. Can the heat and electricity be harmful to the baby? Was on my side with belly on table.

Prenatal massage this morning. Bed was heated. 39 weeks. Can the heat and electricity be harmful to the baby? Was on my side with belly on table.

At 39 weeks all ?s: Should be directed to your OB i would assume that the message person would know not to keep the table too hot if they are trained to do prenatal message but since u are worried call your OB as u can go for an us and fetal monitoring and i rec( have delivered 5000 babies) that u do not go past ure due date a recent study shows the ideal time to deliver is 39-40 weeks, induction is safe and easy! ...Read more

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I'm a sixty five male with lower back pain. What are the pros & cons of using an inversion table for pain relief? I already use stretching & massage.

I'm a sixty five male with lower back pain. What are the pros & cons of using an inversion table for pain relief? I already use stretching & massage.

See below: The table can provide symptomatic relief. This is the pro. The con is that is may lead to a stroke due to increase blood flow to the head. ...Read more

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Can massage table at massage parlor transfer std if your penis touches it? And can oil carry stds? Or bacteria causing prostatitis?

Can massage table at massage parlor transfer std if your penis touches it? And can oil carry stds? Or bacteria causing prostatitis?

Not: Gonorrhea is caused b the bacteria Neisseria gonorrhea. Any type of sex can spread gonorrhea. It usually involves contact with the mouth (oral sex), vagina, penis or anus (anal sex). ...Read more

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When is it ok to let my baby eat table food?

When is it ok to let my baby eat table food?

Diet needs to be: Advanced gradually. Breast milk/formula is adequate up to 6 mos. Then you can start introducing soft healthy foods in addition to formula/breast milk. Add just one at a time, waiting 2-7d to add another. If baby doesn't like something, try it down the road as tastes change. Avoid anything that could be choked on, & save nuts and strawberries, tomatoes & other poss allergens til after 2 yrs. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean the changing table?

What is the best way to clean the changing table?

Clean every time: There is cheap, there is easy and there is cheap and effective. Clean every time you use the table - most important! the antimicrobial wipes are effective and easy, but cost the most. You can use a solution of simple bleach diluted 1:1 with water, this makes a great cleaner. If you use this as a spray, though, or any spray cleaner, make sure baby is far from the aerosol when you spray! ...Read more

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What do I need to know about changing table safety?

What do I need to know about changing table safety?

Keep vigilance: Never leave a child unattended on a dressing table, even for a moment, even if the baby is strapped ! eyes on baby at all times, despite the baby is being buckled. Keep everything within reach. http://www.healthychildren.org/english/safety-prevention/at-home/pages/changing-table-safety.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=error%3a+no+local+token. ...Read more

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What must I use to measure medication? Table spoon?

What must I use to measure medication? Table spoon?

A syringe is helpful: Using a syringe to measure liquid medications is very helpful. A teaspoon is 5 cc and a tablespoon is 15 cc. You could also use a measuring spoon. ...Read more

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How can my child benefit if we eat at the family table?

How can my child benefit if we eat  at the family table?

See below:: Having better nutrition; improved family communication; fostering family traditions; teaching life skills. Family meals benefit children's intelletual, physical and emotional development. ...Read more

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What are some items that are essential for my baby's changing table?

What are some items that are essential for my baby's changing table?

Wipes and more...: Wet wipes, diapers, diaper genie, butt paste for diaper rash, change of clothes, toys to distract baby, pacifier, & lots of patience :). ...Read more

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How will I know if my baby is ok after rolling off the changing table?

How will I know if my baby is ok after rolling off the changing table?

See the doctor: Once babies learn to roll, they can never be left unattended if there is a chance they may fall. Many babies may be fine after a fall, but injuries may not be apparent. Due to the concern of a significant injury, such as the head, it is important that your baby be checked out as soon as possible following a fall. ...Read more

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How to know when full or should I just push away from table after an hour?

How to know when full or should I just push away from table after an hour?

An hour?: If you are concerned about caloric intake just decrease the amount of food you eat. You can do this by decreasing portions. It is not necessary to eat everything that is put in front of you (sorry mothers). Don't wait until you feel full to stop. Good luck. ...Read more

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Where do I go to find tables with most common average height and weight by age?

Where do I go to find tables with most common average height and weight by age?

Found on internet: Here's a handy site for that... http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm. ...Read more

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Is there a way to predict how long you will live, like with actuarial tables online?

Is there a way to predict how long you will live, like with actuarial tables online?

Check Google: There are a variety of quizzes which will preditct your longevity. You can find them on line through google. They will ask your age, family history, history of illness, personal habits and even things like your driving record. Given all this information , a reasonable statement will be generated about how long you might live. ...Read more

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Can you get any diseases if you were undressed on a exam table and the table wasn't covered ?

Can you get any diseases if you were undressed on a exam table and the table wasn't covered ?

Very unlikely: unless there was visible dirt or body secretions/blood on the table and you had open wounds, it would be very unlikely to become infected that way. You can become colonized with any bacteria that were on the table, but that can also happen anywhere with any surface (e.g. a shopping cart, exercise machine). ...Read more