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Doctor insights on: Paraffin Wax Treatment

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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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I have lots of pimple occuring on my back and they are triggered more by waxing. Can you suggest any treatment. Can they be trwated?

I have lots of pimple occuring on my back and they are triggered more by waxing. Can you suggest any treatment. Can they be trwated?

Probably acne!: Don't get your back waxed. The wax is blocking the egress from the oil glands in your skin and is exacerbating the acne!! ...Read more

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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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Have sudden hearing loss in left ear. Went to doctor, no wax build up. Just recently got over a case of vertigo. Went to physical therapy which cured ?

Have sudden hearing loss in left ear. Went to doctor, no wax build up. Just recently got over a case of vertigo. Went to physical therapy which cured ?

Labyrinthitis: Acute labyrinthitis may result in motion sensation vertigo and hearing loss. This often resolves with time however is variable. Persistent asymmetrical hearing loss and/or persistent dizziness/vertigo requires and ENT/otolaryngology evaluation and audiogram. ...Read more

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How to cure burnt upper lips due to hot wax?

How to cure burnt upper lips due to hot wax?

Give it time: There isn't much you can do to speed up healing. You are 18 and so should heal relatively fast. Just keep area dry and clean and once healed, you may use some vitamine to hopefully minimize scarring. Also, use of sunscreen is important because that area is more susceptible to sun damage. Becareful. Good luck. ...Read more

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Painful pimples out of my vagina after waxing. How to cure this. Is there any good creme to apply ?

Painful pimples out of my vagina after waxing. How to cure this. Is there any good creme to apply ?

Common problem: Wash the area daily, apply a good moisturizing lotion, avoid shaving the area until the hair grows out for a while. You could apply a small amount of antibiotic ointment such as bacitracin. If this is getting worse or not getting better after a week of the above, see you doctor. ...Read more