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Peeling Paint In Home (Overview)

Lead is found in: * House paint before 1978. Even if the paint is not peeling, it can be a problem. Lead paint is very dangerous when it is being stripped or sanded. These actions release fine lead dust into the air. Infants and children living in pre-1960's housing (when paint often contained lead) have the highest risk of lead poisoning. Small children often swallow paint chips or dust from lead-based paint.


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I have peeling hands a work with paint thinner?

I have peeling hands a work with paint thinner?

Gloves. : Getting some gloves that protect you against the chemicals you work with is the only way to go here. Also many chemicals are carinogenic, meaning if your directly exposed to them they can cause cancer. This might not happen today or tomorrow but can show up 20-30 years down the road. Be smart and safe, protect yourself please. ...Read more

Peeling Paint In Home (Overview)

Lead is found in: * House paint before 1978. Even if the paint is not peeling, it can be a problem. Lead paint is very dangerous when it is being stripped or sanded. These actions release fine lead dust into the air. Infants and children living in pre-1960's housing (when paint often contained lead) have the highest risk of lead poisoning. Small children often swallow paint chips or dust from lead-based paint.


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Caught 15 month old peeling small pieces of paint off the base board of room. She wasn't doing it long, but I think she ate 3 or 4 pieces. Call doc?

Caught 15 month old peeling small pieces of paint off the base board of room. She wasn't doing it long, but I think she ate 3 or 4 pieces. Call doc?

Yes: Most paints are not lead based these days, however, if you live in an older house the old paint chips may still be. To be safe, she should have lead levels checked. ...Read more

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My hands are peeling and I work with paint thinner and little red bumps appear?

My hands are peeling and I work with paint thinner and little red bumps appear?

Dermatitis: There's a good chance that your skin is reacting to the paint thinner. Avoid chemical contact and see if skin gets better. If this is related to your job then have employer provide you with gloves and see your doctor to document this occupational illness/injury. ...Read more

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Are there any good at home chemical peel kits that i can get on a budget?

Are there any good at home chemical peel kits that i can get on a budget?

Chemical peel: This would be a bad idea. Chemical peels occur because the chemical agent (usually an acid) burns and causes necrosis to the epidermis and dermis. This can cause permanent scarring. Chemical peels should only be applied by a doctor that is experienced in the procedures. A dermatologist can give you creams that will cause some exfoliation that you could use at home. ...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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Which is the preferred at home chemical peel for my face I do 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. ...Read more

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Hate looking at myself. Would an at home chemical peel would work?

See an expert: Chemical peels can be tricky. Best to see a paramedical aesthetician, who can use their experience to help you select the best peel for your skin type, and help you through it with a minimum of problems or complications. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for sunburn relief & ways to prevent peeling?

What are some home remedies for sunburn relief & ways to prevent peeling?

Simple Care: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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I have very thick excessive oily skin. How frequently we can do glycolic 50% peeling at home?

I have very thick excessive oily skin. How frequently we can do glycolic 50% peeling at home?

Weekly: A 50% glycolic peel is fairly safe to perform weekly. Be cautious not to leave the agent in contact with the skin too long as burning and flakiness/peeling of the skin may result. ...Read more

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