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Are clorox products safe to use around small children and pregnant women?

Are clorox products safe to use around small children and pregnant women?

Would not: Everything has fumes, specially bleach. Many people react to fumes. Alternatives are: clean with steam, there are many affordable steam cleaners available that do an excellent job cleansing. Another option is baking soda, you can use it in the same way you use powder cleansers on surfaces. Vinegar with equal parts water works like any all purpose cleaner, lemon juice mixed with any of the above. ...Read more

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Apart from sunblock and cleanser, I do not use any other skincare products. Will not using extra skincare products cause me to age faster?

Apart from sunblock and cleanser, I do not use any other skincare products. Will not using extra skincare products cause me to age faster?

As you advance in: years, adding anti aging products (like antioxidants, and retinoid acid ) can help delay the signs of aging. Lightening agents can soften signs of sun damage. I suggest you see your dermatologist if you like aging gracefully while looking as good as possible ...Read more

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Could adults use jhonsons baby products?

Could adults use jhonsons baby products?

Yes: An adult can you these products (as indicated). ...Read more

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Almost all Asian bb creams contain arbutin nowadays. I'm currently breastfeeding. Is it safe for me and my baby to use products that contain arbutin?

Almost all Asian bb creams contain arbutin nowadays. I'm currently breastfeeding. Is it safe for me and my baby to use products that contain arbutin?

Avoid it: Arbutin is glucosylated hydroquinone, [5] and may carry similar cancer risks, [6] although there are also claims that arbutin reduces cancer risk.[7] the german institute of food research in potsdam found that intestinal bacteria can transform arbutin into hydroquinone, which creates an environment favorable for intestinal cancer. ...Read more

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Can my 2 1/2 year old use miralax (polyethylene glycol) longterm? We believe constipation stems from daily diphenhydramine

Can my 2 1/2 year old use miralax (polyethylene glycol) longterm? We believe constipation stems from daily diphenhydramine

Yes: Since it is basically a wetting agent and not a true laxative, its actions are benign. I have used it in a monitored setting for a year with no problems, though most will respond to a good bowel rehab program in 6 months or less. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Johnson and Johnson baby products like body wash and shampoo for newborn babies considering they have fragrances?

Is it safe to use Johnson and Johnson baby products like body wash and shampoo for newborn babies considering they have fragrances?

Safe vs advised: Many of these products survive over the years because adults project their personal interest in pleasant smells or fragrances on to the baby.We have no way of knowing if the baby can appreciate the fragrance or not, but you can count on many smaller infants becoming congested from their use.If you can smell it,tiny noses get congested from it. I advise fragrance free only. ...Read more

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Are sunblocks such as califonia baby suitable for 10months old infants? Can breastfeeding mothers use them as well?

Are sunblocks such as califonia baby suitable for 10months old infants? Can breastfeeding mothers use them as well?

Yes: Generally, sunblocks are safe for babies greater than 6 mos. Recommend using an all organic or mineral base sunblock with primarily physical barriers such as zinc and titanium dioxide as the active ingredients. You can also keep your baby covered with spf protected clothing and hats. Always remember to not expose your baby to direct sunlight and keep in the shade. ...Read more

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Hello, I heard about Oriflame products. I want to know is their any side effects to use these products as these products contains chemical.?? Thanks

Hello,
I heard about Oriflame products. I want to know is their any side effects to use these products as these products contains chemical.??
Thanks

No more: than any other brand of beauty products I would be somewhat careful since I am not sure these products are FDA approved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can using dryer sheets for laundry harm baby (32 weeks pregnant)? Just read that they contain toxic chemicals and we use them for all of our laundry.

Can using dryer sheets for laundry harm baby (32 weeks pregnant)? Just read that they contain toxic chemicals and we use them for all of our laundry.

Not a significant Pb: The minimal exposure one has to these products makes any problem very unlikely.Of the chemicals listed as toxic, ethanol, has most likely evaporated before use, & the fragrances that have some toxicity are similar to those in other areas of your life.Work site, home, public gatherings. You can reduce the issue if you use anti static balls, or vinegar soaked pads. ...Read more

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How can adults keep using illegal drugs with kids around?

How can adults keep using illegal drugs with kids around?

Family disease: Adults who have grown up with addiction in their families may not have a model for protecting their children any more than they are able to protect themselves. ...Read more

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Are over-the-counter salicylic acid facial products safe to use while pregnant?

Are over-the-counter salicylic acid facial products safe to use while pregnant?

General rule: The medication in products you use on your skin are not absorbed into the blood in detectable amounts that would bother the babies growth or development. You may find that pregnancy alters the skin & makes otherwise milder treatments harder to control & less satisfactory. ...Read more

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Which baby skincare products should I use?

Which baby skincare products should I use?

No fragrances: The most important thing is to use products without scents and additives, as these can irritate your baby's skin. Many rashes and peeling skin do not require any skincare products as they can be normal for your baby. If it is recommended some safe products are vasoline, aquaphor and eucerin cream. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use anti aging products at 17 years old?

Is it okay to use anti aging products at 17 years old?

Why?: What "anti-aging products" are you talking about? He is only 17 so I don't know why he would need to ( if they would even work). The use of sunscreen is about the only thing he would need to use to prevent premature aging of his skin. A healthy diet and exercise are the best things you can do to live longer ...Read more

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Is antibacterial mouthwash safe to use? Have heard of alcohol based ones being dangerous after years of use.

Is antibacterial mouthwash safe to use? Have heard of alcohol based ones being dangerous after years of use.

? on antibacterial: Many studies have been coming out recently questioning the "antibacterial" label on products, including soaps, mouthwashes, etc. As far as mouthwashes, most companies are distributing the products as alcohol-free. Hard to say what the dangers are unless you are ingesting. To be safe, i would go with the ones without alcohol. ...Read more

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Which methods can I use to wean a 26 year old man off fried foods?

Which methods can I use to wean a 26 year old man off fried foods?

Gentle persuasion: 26 year olds independence must be respected. Making your case for needing him to be healthy, showing a good example and enlisting the help if other family members. ...Read more

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