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Doctor insights on: Paraffin Hand Wax

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What are the potential long term health concerns/effects of inhaling paraffin wax fumes for two years in a work environment for an average of 25+ hrs?

What are the potential long term health concerns/effects of inhaling paraffin wax fumes for two years in a work environment for an average of 25+ hrs?

OSHA and paraffin: The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a governmental agency designed to protect workers from job-related injuries. Please refer to the link below to review their evaluation of paraffin in the workplace: https://www.osha.gov/dts/sltc/methods/partial/pv2047/2047.html ...Read more

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Irritated red hands after going out and getting paraffin treatment?

Irritated red hands after going out and getting paraffin treatment?

Contact dermatitits: The hands can either be irritated by the wax itself, creating a local skin irritation wherever contact with the substance was made. Otherwise it could be a reaction to the heat of the bath which could have caused a low grade burn in more severe cases. ...Read more

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My underarms are darker than my body colour. I use to wax and proper cleaning but its not working. My face is fair but my hands n back are dull.

My underarms are darker than my body colour. I use to wax and proper cleaning but its not working. My face is fair but my hands n back are dull.

Pigmentation underam: Incresed pigment in folds is not uncommon it can be related to chemicals like deodaronts shaving trauma infections fungal can be due to a state called acanthodians esp family history diabetes rarely due to adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more

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Skin burn on wrist, & hand due to candle wax burn. How do you know if need to be seen or what degree of burn it is?

Skin burn on wrist, & hand due to candle wax burn. How do you know if need to be seen or what degree of burn it is?

See below: Most likely you don't have a severe burn as melted wax is not that hot unless auperheated. If you do have blisters, see a physician.. ...Read more

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I got a blood clot on my hand while waxing waxing and my whole hand hurts, should I be concerned?

I got a blood clot on my hand while waxing waxing and my whole hand hurts, should I be concerned?

No: Not at risk for an embolus and pain should be unrelated to a venous clot. An arterial clot would obstruct blood flow and cause ischemic pain. That can be a medical emergency depending on collateral blood flow. If pain persists seek care with pcp or hand surgeon. ...Read more