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You should NOT: Uncontrolled ultraviolet light from tanning salons can increase your risk of getting a skin cancer, including melanoma, lead to premature aging of the skin, and exacerbate/precipitate some skin conditions. The increased risk of skin cancer has lead the state of california to ban tanning beds for use by anyone younger than 18 years of age. ...Read more
Probably not, but : If the fumes are that strong that you are asking, then maybe the safest option is for your baby (and maybe even you) to not be exposed to the chemical vapors! Good for you for asking! Take care of yourself and that baby! ...Read more
Trimmed beard at a salon. After 2 days, I see 4 small patches whr my beard is not growing. Was it the trimmer? I usually shave at home with a razor.
Beard problem: Not sure if the barber used any chemical or just the way he shaved. This is not a common issue to be honest. ...Read more
Whitening should not be done on stained teeth (stains block the whitening agents from being fully effective), decayed teeth, and patients with gum disease. And, should be done with great care if there is recession, root exposure, or sensitivity.
Only a dentist can evaluate these issues, and evaluate which strength whitening agent to use.
Salons do not utilize dentists. ...Read more
Exposure: You may be breaking out from the hair treatment chemicals used at the salon. You may have developed an allergy to one of the chemicals or have developed a sensitivity to one of the chemicals. Or one of the chemicals may be burning your skin. ...Read more
Are those hair treatments (did nt use any heat), scalp treatment that is done in salon good for our hair?
Hair: Surely you have many friends your age who have had hair treatment and like it. You should have no trouble looking great! ...Read more
What kind of treatment for inflammed pinkie toe? I gave myself a pedicure and must have scraped off the thin, clear covering over the nail bed and skin on my pinkie toe; because, after I felt a slight pain and went to get a pedicure at a salon, I caught a
Toe: Caught a .... I assume an infection but need more info. If it is infected, red, tender and swollen see your podiatrist. ...Read more
Allergy reaction on wed I went to the salon to get a hair cut and treatment for my hair, the product they used cause allergy from my neck up, my face y swollen and is read all over. Went to the clinic dr give me injection on friday and prednisone 10mg. P
Caution for 2mo: Babies are gifted with much of mom's immunity @ birth which provides some protection. They are also exposed to germs @ birth that may wait to cause problems for weeks, some of which cause serious illness. If baby develops a fever in the first 6-8 wks, they are often hospitalized for tests & rx. Keeping them away from sick people can help u avoid a hospital stay. Going out is fine in healthy settings. ...Read more
Got a cut by cuticles during a pedicure in a public salon, what are the chances of catching hepatitis?
Very rare because...: Nail salons disinfect their tools and instruments. However, if the particular salon in question forgot to disinfect an instrument, a client would not expect to catch hepatitis A or B because she got vaccinated as a child (that's why we vaccinate kids). That said, if the instrument was not disinfected and the client failed to get vaccinated, there would still have to be bad luck to catch something. ...Read more
Is it safe to dye my roots and do a full highlight while pregnant? I'm 2 months pregnant. It will be done at a professional salon. Thanks
Exposure to these seriously strong chemicals during pregnancy is not a good idea at any gestational age. I recommend you make healthy choices for you and your future child, be the best environment for your baby to grow in. See your OB doctor. Have good discussions about your health and how best to have a healthy baby.
Please stay away from smoking and chemicals. ...Read more
Woke up with a small bump on the back of my neck and it's painful. Spent time in a hair salon where my head was in a stiff position. What could it be?
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also, could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I am 26 and nervous about the possibility of stroke. I saw an article where a woman had a stroke from having her hair washed at the salon. I just had my hair done yesterday and my neck hurts from the sink. I am nervous it will happen to me?
Kinking: If your neck is kinked or twisted in a severe way, it is possible to block blood flow in a carotid artery which may lead to a stroke. However, fortunately this is a rare occurrence. Your neck discomfort was from sort of strain and won't cause a stroke as it would have occurred at the time of neck kinking. ...Read more
Sort of: Some (not all) nail salons cut corners, and in doing so, spread infections from one customer to the next. For example, they are required in most states to use emery boards only once and throw them away, but many reuse them. Many salons don't sterilize their instruments properly. A wise precaution is to buy your own nail instruments and bring them with you each time you go to the salon. ...Read more
Possibly: Depending on the hygiene of the salon and if someone before you had it! ...Read more
Chemical irritation: Of the lungs if you are sensitive. Irritation of the skin as well can occur in sensitive individuals. ...Read more
Most likely: Use precautions (e.g. Face mask), as relevant, and stay in well ventilated areas. ...Read more
Had bad experience at salon after hair coloring. Are store hair dyes safer for your scalp and hair? Tyvm
Hair dyes: Hair dyes with continued use may deteriorate the texture of your hair. In addition, some people may develop an allergic rash or even anaphylactic reaction. ...Read more
What can I do if my toenail fell off in an accident. Is there a way a nail salon could put on a fake toenail?
Yes: Fake toenails don't usually stay on well and will be pushed off as the new toenail grows out. ...Read more
I got a cut yesterday at a nail salon and my cut got infected nd it hurts a lot and its just throbbing. How can I make fix this?
I know hair dyes can be bad for your hair but if you do it which is safer for scalp and hair, store bought or salon. What's your opinion. Ty?
Well: Can't say depends on the specific product each one is different chemicals doesn't matter if it's store-bought or from the beauty. It's not where you buy the chemicals in it that cause the problems ...Read more