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Doctor insights on: Paraffin Wax Bath

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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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Can shared paraffin baths carry a risk of infection?

Can shared paraffin baths carry a risk of infection?

Paraffin baths: There is a risk of transmission of infections. Fungus and bacteria like warmth and moisture. It would minimize risk to change the paraffin and clean the unit each time. This can happen, but is relatively uncommon. ...Read more

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What is the safest way to give a baby a bath?

What is the safest way to give a baby a bath?

With Supervision: Children need to be supervised at bathtime. Do not leave your child, or even turn away, to answer the door or phone. Do not make the water deep, or too hot. Avoid getting water in mouth or nose, as this may frighten your child. Avoid getting soap in the eyes as this is uncomfortable. ...Read more

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What exactly is a sitz bath?

What exactly is a sitz bath?

Hot bath you sit in : It is a commerciallly prepared tub, it is shaped like a chair, in which one bathes in a sitting position, immersing only hips and bottom. It is used to relieve discomfort and pain due to lower part of body like hemorroids, anal fissures, rectal surgery, bladder prostate, vagina, uterine cramps, episiotomy and inflammatory bowel disease you can improvise it with filling the bath tub and sitting in it. ...Read more

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Could you safely put powdered sage in a bath?

Could you safely put powdered sage in a bath?

Yes: Sage (Salvia Officinalis) is one of the oldest remedies for a myriad of conditions, particularly for relief of minor muscle discomforts. The literature cites these various conditions specifically. No harm is reported. When planning use of any prep for a bath consider placing it in cheesecloth then adding it in your tub. This aids in after bath clean-up and protects your plumbing. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Is it normal for my toddler to be scared of a bath?

Is it normal for my toddler to be scared of a bath?

See below: Your toddler may not actually be scared of a bath. Toddler hood is all about striving for independence. It may be that your toddler is simply protesting that he or she does not want to take a bath at a particular time. Make bath time fun, make sure water temperature is fine, and do not make it into a battle. ...Read more

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Is an oatmeal bath effective?

Is an oatmeal bath effective?

Itching: The powder derived from the milling of oats has a soothing effect on those with chickenpox or other causes of dry itchy skin. The packets are added to lukewarm water & seem to work for a few hours in many patients. You do not put oatmeal in your tub, it just makes a mess. ...Read more