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Doctor insights on: Nylon Heels

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I wear heels without any peds or nylons and my feet smell. What can I do to reduce the smell?

I wear heels without any peds or nylons and my feet smell. What can I do to reduce the smell?

Foot odor: Comes from the interaction between sweat and shoe material, and can also come from certain infections, fungal or bacterial. Rather than focus on how to hide or treat the odor, you need to find out what's causing it. Bring your feet to a podiatrist who will be able to tell you why you have this odor and treat the cause, not just the symptom. Good luck! ...Read more

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Am i allergic to nylon, how can I tell?

Am i allergic to nylon, how can I tell?

Patch testing: Reaction to nylon would probably be an irritant or allergic contact dermatitis and patch testing could help clarify this. ...Read more

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

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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What are the safety issues regarding wearing nylon stockings?

What are the safety issues regarding wearing nylon stockings?

For firefighters...: Seems somewhere i saw this asked in relation to being a firefighter. Synthetics should not be worn under turnout gear as they can melt at high temperatures and often do not breathe as well as cotton or a blend. In high temperature situations if the material next to the skin does not breathe sweat can build up and become steam and burn the skin...If this doesn't answer question, be more specific. ...Read more

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What are the safety issues regarding wearing nylon stocking as a female fire fighter?

What are the safety issues regarding wearing nylon stocking as a female fire fighter?

Burns: Synthetics should not be worn under turnout gear as they can melt at high temperatures and often do not breathe as well as cotton or a blend. In high temperature situations if the material next to the skin does not breathe sweat can build up and become steam and burn the skin.... ...Read more

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What are the symptoms to look out for if my kid inhaled small piece of plastic / nylon bag ? I'm not sure if he did

What are the symptoms to look out for if my kid inhaled small piece of plastic / nylon bag ? I'm not sure if he did

Aspiration: Aspiration pneumonia can occur after inhaling liquids or small foreign bodies. Symptoms would include persistent cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, wheezing, abnormal sputum, etc. Presence of these symptoms should prompt a visit to a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What can my daughter take to relieve symptoms of nylon allergy?

Avoidance only way: If you are referring to a contact dermatitis rash on exposure avoidance is the only effective prevention. Acutely steroids can lessen the symptoms, but have significant side effects. There is no desensitization for this type of allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Do people still remove that nylon on your foreskin the day when you were circumcised?

Do people still remove that nylon on your foreskin the day when you were circumcised?

It's best to let it: Fall off naturally over time. Check w/your surgeon re; info on soaking the area or using wet compresses. I'm assuming you made a mistake and aren't a female as it shows above -- or your surgeon would have had to be very farsighted. ...Read more

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Burnt a nylon jacket on the stove. Inhaled a lot of the fumes and feel sick. Left the house and left windows open. When will it be safe to go back in?

Burnt a nylon jacket on the stove. Inhaled a lot of the fumes and feel sick. Left the house and left windows open. When will it be safe to go back in?

Burning nylon: Fumes from burning nylon probably didn't do your liver any favors, but overall it will handle it OK, if this is the only insult. I'm sure your lungs and bronchi weren't too happy either, but likely no lasting damage. I would stay out until you don't see smoke. You may want to set up a fan to blow out the window if it still stinks. Eat light if nauseated, it should pass. ...Read more