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I've found "rubber shorts" on amazon. Many are made of spandex (some 20%, and 80% nylon or cotton). Is this an effective alternative to dental dams?

I've found "rubber shorts" on amazon. Many are made of spandex (some 20%, and 80% nylon or cotton). Is this an effective alternative to dental dams?

Nope: If you are trying to prevent an std, you need material that prevents the transmission of even very tiny microscopic bacteria or viruses. If the product has cotton in it, it is not likely going to be an adequate barrier to protect from stds. ...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

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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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Please help docs! is nylon fabric similar to polyester in that it also reduces sperm count?

Please help docs! is nylon fabric similar to polyester in that it also reduces sperm count?

Yes,...: Nylon ; poluester fabric are all made of oil, carrying strong electrostatic potential. Studies on their affecting sperm production in animals (dogs) ; humans showed significant negative impact on sperm production, but the # of study subjects was low. With all available information with no 100% certainty, i would recommend not wearing nylon/polyester fabric clothes if low sperm/infertility is conce. ...Read more

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Had a pea-sized cyst removed from shoulder. 6 nylon sutures. Nurse left part of one stitch in during removal & said it'd "work out". Is this normal?

Had a pea-sized cyst removed from shoulder.  6 nylon sutures. Nurse left part of one stitch in during removal & said it'd "work out".  Is this normal?

"Work itself out": This is not uncommon. Non absorbable sutures like nylon, your body will with time, sort of push it out. Sometimes it is more painful and cause more harm to try to take it out at the time of suture removal. It should be more visible within the following weeks. If it is not or becomes a bother, let your doctor know. ...Read more

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I was burning a hat, it was nylon, I think.wind blew smoke into my face.I inhaled fumes, for 1 min.it smelled bad. did fumes damage me.i was coughing

 I was burning a hat, it was nylon, I think.wind blew smoke into my face.I inhaled fumes, for 1 min.it smelled bad. did fumes damage me.i was coughing

Burning nylon: Don't do it again. 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. The cough says your lungs and bronchi weren't too happy either, but likely no lasting damage. Don't smoke cigarettes and you'll really be ahead of the game. ...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