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Do evaporation lines on a pregnancy test have color at all?

Do evaporation lines on a pregnancy test have color at all?

Depends on your test: The instructions should tell you what color to expect and if u are worried see your gyn for a blood test- much more accurate. ...Read more

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Can i paint indoors at 34 weeks pregnancy?

Please ask your OB: If u were my pt i would say no too many fumes wait till after delivery. ...Read more

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At home remedies for cuts on face, what to do?

At home remedies for cuts on face, what to do?

Honey has: antiseptic qualities. A little dab ll do ya. ...Read more

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Can i use retin A (tretinoin) at night and Benzoyl peroxide at day?

Can i use retin A (tretinoin) at night and Benzoyl peroxide at day?

Good idea to alterna: Reduces incidence of side effects. You may have to spread out use even more depending on how your skin reacts. Redness, etc. ...Read more

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Can I clear genital warts at home ?

Can I clear genital warts at home ?

See your doctor: Genital warts are caused by the hpv virus family and are often treated in the office with freezing with cryotherapy or with electrocautery. In addition, between visits prescription to use at home are often given including either Aldara cream, Condylox (podofilox) Gel or other medications. Also, Gardasil is a vaccine that helps prevent some hpv infections. See a dermatologist to discuss options. ...Read more

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Is it safe to start a housekeeping job at a Senior living home at 22 weeks pregnant?

Is it safe to start a housekeeping job at a Senior living home at 22 weeks pregnant?

Probably: If your pregnancy is normal and you are not bleeding and don't have a history or symptoms of pre-term labor, its probably ok to start a new job. Wear gloves when using strong cleaning agents. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Positive pregnancy test twice at home and at the drs. But brown/dark spotting for 3days now. Gestation sac shows 5wks instead of 7wks. Please help.

Positive pregnancy test twice at home and at the drs. But brown/dark spotting for 3days now. Gestation sac shows 5wks instead of 7wks. Please help.

Common: Brown spotting around the time of a positive pregnancy test is really common. I worry when it's bright red and accompanied by cramping. There is a risk of miscarriage with every conception, and there really isn't anything to do at this point but to wait and see if the sac grows. Maybe you conceived more recently than you thought, and the pregnancy is just early? ...Read more

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I use this five minute whitening kit in the morning and at night. Is it okay to use crest white strips at night after I use the whitening kit?

I use this five minute whitening kit in the morning and at night. Is it okay to use crest white strips at night after I use the whitening kit?

Caution: Too much whitening agent ( a kind of bleach) will make your teeth and gums very sensitive and sore. Your teeth will only get so white from this treatment and more won't make 'em any whiter. ...Read more

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What products are good at whitening teeth with no pain? And home remedy?

What products are good at whitening teeth with no pain? And home remedy?

Many: Most toothpaste for whitening do not cause sensitivity. Some patients, however, already have sensitive teeth. The most common otc whitening product is crest white strips. This seems to work but not great and often causes sensitivity. In our office, the professional products we use are based on the patients level of sensitivity and we also have desensitizers for use beforehand if needed. ...Read more

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At what stage do home pregnancy tests stop working?

At what stage do home pregnancy tests stop working?

Stage of what?: I'm not sure what you mean.... at what stage of pregnancy? Or what stage of expiration date of the test? A urine pregnancy test will be positive all the way through a pregnancy and sometimes up to 3-4 weeks after delivery. As for expiration date, I would trust a test the most prior to it's expiration date, but it's likely it's still accurate for 6 months after. ...Read more

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Depression. Started at 12 and never went away. Easy, at home fix?

Depression.  Started at 12 and never went away.  Easy, at home fix?

Not easy or alone: There are certainly things you can do at home to help yourself. But a depression that started at 12 and has lasted for 4 years needs help beyond what you can do alone. On your own you can make sure you exercise and sleep consistently, and eat healthy foods. You can also speak with a school counselor on your own. But you'll need your parents' help to see your doctor for more treatment. Tell them! ...Read more

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It's summer but my hands at the office turn cold extremely cold?

It's summer but my hands at the office turn cold extremely cold?

Raynaud's phenomenon: It is a disorder when you are under stress blood vessells narrow on the fingers and impair blood flow to the fingers. Treated with blood pressure medication to do vasodilatation. ...Read more

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What is the best at home chemical peel for my face if I have sensitive skin?

What is the best at home chemical peel for my face if I have sensitive skin?

Honestly - : If you have sensitive skin, you should seek out a good paramedical aesthetician to help you. There's no need to experiment on yourself and have an unpleasant experience or bad outcome. Since you're right down the street from me, why not give my office a call! ...Read more

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Bad enough sun burn on my back, blistering occurred the following morning and they are a orange-yellowish colour, painful at times, what should I do?

Bad enough sun burn on my back,  blistering occurred the following morning and they are a orange-yellowish colour, painful at times, what should I do?

BAD SUBURN: IF ITS AS BAD AS IT SOUNDS PLEASE SEE YOU PCP OR DERMATOLOGIST AS SOON AS YOU CAN. MEANWHILE REMEMBER THAT YOU HAVE A FIRE. HOW DO YOU PUT OUT A FIRE? WITH WATER! SIT IN A TUB OF LUKEWARM WATER THAT HAS AVEENO (oatmeal) OR OTHER OATMEAL IN IT. SOAK FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES THREE TIMES A DAY. ...Read more