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Doctor insights on: Paraffin Wax Machine

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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 a hit or waxing done with trimming machine in the groin area, cause swelling of lymph nodes in that region?

Can a hit or waxing done with trimming machine in the groin area, cause swelling of lymph nodes in that region?

Possibly: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...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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"paraffin blocks and slides will be stored for 3 years. the remaining specimen will be discarded after 3 months from the date of reporting" appendix ?

"paraffin blocks and slides will be stored for 3 years. the remaining specimen will be discarded after 3 months  from the date of reporting" appendix ?

Clarify question?: I am not sure what you are asking. The quoted sentence is a description from the lab about their policies for storing a lab specimen. If you have the report, it should tell you the pathology and description of the specimen. Please resubmit clearer question if this doesn't address your concern. ...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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My baby 1month old she is having dark patches over back bone skin..shall I use LIQUID PARAFFIN IP..?

My baby 1month old she is having dark patches over back bone skin..shall I use LIQUID PARAFFIN IP..?

No: You should not apply any topical treatment to what may be a birthmark (Mongolian spots). If you are very concerned, have her examined by a pediatrician. ...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