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I used salonpas today and didn't know I wasn't suppose to. I'm currently 32 week. Will there be any effect?
Hi I am adam I uses salonpas to treat back muscles it's healed had not used a salon pas and about 5 days and for about 5 days my back has been itching?
? Rash: If you were allergic to the adhesive used in this product you may have developed a rash that is itchy. If that is the case and an over the counter cortisone ointment does not help then I would see a dermatologist. If the skin is just try without a rash use a moisturizer that is a cream not a lotion. ...Read more
Difficult to answer: This is really difficult to answer because you are overusing the patches. The manufacturer clearly says to use only 3-4 per day maximum. If you are using 15 patches, then you are not only getting too much salicylate in your body to breastfeed, but risk salicylate poisoning for yourself, which can be fatal. There is NO WAY to know how much of that medication you adsorbed into your system.... ...Read more
Not Recommended: Not much is absorbed from Salonpas patches. Minimal amount of Salicylate is absorbed from the skin and theoretically can cause Reye's syndrome. It is rare and I have not seen one. However, FDA does not recommend its use in pregnancy or nursing. If you have already used it, do not worry. Just be safe and do not use it again. ...Read more
Yes: Should not be a problem. These contain menthol and a salicylate and should not harm your fetus, but might check with your obstetrician for their take on this issue. Have a great baby. ...Read more
I used salonpas patch took off after 8 hours around 4 am today and accidentally rub my eye and my nose then kinda taste it on my can it damnage me
Salonpas: Salonpas is a brand of topical pain relievers. There are many kinds of salonpas patches. Most of them contain methyl salicylate, menthol, camphor, or capsaicin in various combinations. It is not a prescription medication. The package should contain warnings and contact information about accidental exposure or misuse. ...Read more
I'm 7th weeks pregnant and have a serious back pain. I'm using salonpas pain relieving. Is it safe for my baby and the pregnancy I had heard that the ingredients in the product could cause birth defects. Is it true?
Talk to your OB: Salonpas should be fine, but talk to your OB and they can help provide you with options for your pain. ...Read more
Norm ecg, stressecho, agatston score of. 5, BP 120-135/80-85, felt right upper chest pain near pit and shoulder pain. Heart related? Salonpas helpd lil.
Hi, if your stress test and Angiogram have been normal then the pain is not heart related, usually the heart related pain is in the center of the chest and is worse with activity and better with rest.
I believe you have a musculoskeletal pain, please get your shoulder checked by your PMD.
Feel better soon. ...Read more
Impending heart attack, anemia, angina, gerd, muscle strain? Taken tylenol, used salonpas, took alprazolam. Nothing works on the 17th of sept, I was out, " de-rusting " a bike, & getting any rust of the chain. Also, I did lift the bike ; a rockhopper.
What is the?: If you were having angina - cardiac chest pain after activity - you should have been calling 911, getting ems or going to a hospital, and not sitting at your computer typing. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) salonpas and xanax are not the right treatment for an impending myocardial infarction. See your doctor about your chest pain and work on reducing your risks - smoking, overweight, high fat/cholesterol. Take aspirin. ...Read more
Probably not: The mechanical aspects of this are totally safe. There are some potentially toxic chemicals but the exposure as a client would be an insignificant risk. I wonder however about the employees who have this exposure hour after hour; day after day. ...Read more
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
Not studied: Nail salon atmospheres are full of organic chemical fumes and one would think that the workers have a continuous exposure which probably is dangerous in the long run. Ventilation in my experience is poor which contributes to this. I also feel that tsa workers are exposed continuously to radiation from their close proximity to x-ray machines which are unchecked after they are put in place. ...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
I have very light skin, but I want a nice tan for symner, avoiding tanning salons, what is the safesr way to achieve this?
Safe tan: The only safe tan are the spray on tans. You still need to cover up and use sunblock when you are out. ...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
GI; Cigna: Contact cigna for list of gastroenterologists in your desired area who are in their system. Contact the docs listed to find out their experience with the problem (s) for which you would be seeing them. County/state medical society may also be of help. ...Read more
Maybe a little overreacting - but should I worry about fumes etc at salons when I go for hair cuts? Hair seems to grow quicker now & needs cutting
I don't think: Overreacting, I felt same way when went for haircut where did nails, one time ok but people that work there, need to do studies ...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
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
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
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