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Doctor insights on: Paraffin Wax Bath Risks

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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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Is there risk of contracting hep c by accidentally using same bath towel ?Should i be tested?

I'll bet zero: Husbands and wives seldom infect one another even when having regular unprotected intercourse. I'm not worried about sharing bath towels. Sorry you got a scare. If this is someone you really care about, i'm glad for both of you. Good luck. ...Read more

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If my face soap fall in the floor during my bath, it will be contaminated? there's a way to clean without risks?

If my face soap fall in the floor during my bath, it will be contaminated? there's a way to clean without risks?

It's all dirty...: Germs are everywhere. If you are overly concerned about dropping the soap and it becoming contaminated I bet these types of things routinely cause you great stress and anxiety. You should talk to your doctor about possible OCD. There are medicines and therapies that can help reduce stress in these situations. http://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/obssessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd.htm ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to bath with dawn?

Could it be healthy to bath with dawn?

Bathing: Bathing at dawn can wake you up to a new day. Bathing in the evening can relax you to sleep. Whenever we bathe we are washing away dead skin cells which is invigorating. The time of bathing is not otherwise significant. Peace and good health. ...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

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Is liquid paraffin good for skin?

Is liquid paraffin good for skin?

Helps stiff joints: If you have arthritis or stiff joints it will give you deep heat. It is more of a feel good treatment that makes your hands feel soft temporarily. ...Read more

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Can u bath after a vaginal biopsy?

No: It is recommended to avoid baths and swimming for two weeks after vaginal biopsies to allow the area to heal. ...Read more

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Can salt bath make me lose weight?

Can salt bath make me lose weight?

Doubtful but...: I never heard this & it seems unlikely but i researched it.2 types are claimed to help- epsom salt baths increase magnesium levels. It's claimed dr. Oz says this helps you to detoxify which can reduce weight- does he really claim this? Others tout himalayan salt baths to reduce stress & "clear your energy field" resulting in weight loss.There's no research to support these claims, but safe to try! ...Read more

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When can I give my newborn a bath?

After the cord falls: You can give your baby a bath after the cord has fallen off and the umbilical stump (where the cord has fallen off) is dry. This usually occurs around 2-3 weeks of life. ...Read more

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Can a soapy bath cause UTI in men?

Unlikely: Because of the shape and design of the male urethra it is unlikely, but possible. ...Read more

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When can I give my newborn a bath?

Anytime: A healthy full term baby can be bathed. Make sure the water is not too hot or too cold as they cannot maintain their temperature well. A short quick bath is best. No hard scrubbing. ...Read more