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Is it healthy to wash hair everyday using only water and no shampoo?

Is it healthy to wash hair everyday using only water and no shampoo?

Healthy but unusual: I guess there is no special health issues, depends how oily your skin is and how much environmental pollution you are exposed to. Any skin or hair needs some soap or shampoo to wash away certain dirts .As you wash your hands and body with soap, you need to wash your head as well with a shampoo. ...Read more

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I used Kwell (lindane) Sampoo (Permethrin) last month and repeat again today because there are still lice and nits. When will I again apply the shampoo?

I used Kwell (lindane) Sampoo (Permethrin) last month and repeat again today because there are still lice and nits. When will I again apply the shampoo?

Comb: Have you combed the hair, washed all items touching your hair and others living with you in high temp? You want to comb all the nits out when you have the shampoo, then repeat the treatment in 7 days. ...Read more

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What would happen if I used the lice shampoo more than the recommended once a week?

What would happen if I used the lice shampoo more than the recommended once a week?

Toxicity: Lice treatments are basically insecticides and if over-used will cause not only skin irritation but can cause neurologic toxicity (damage to the central nervous system). Children are especially susceptible to this. ...Read more

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Is it bad not to ever use conditioner on your hair if it's only 2 inches long? And can you clean your hair with conditioner only?

Is it bad not to ever use conditioner on your hair if it's only 2 inches long? And can you clean your hair with conditioner only?

Conditioning ok: There is no reason not to use conditioner on hair that is only 2 inches long. Conditioner helps to detangle, moisturizer and make hair more manageable. Find a conditioner with ingredients that will work for your hair type. You can clean your hair with conditioner only, a process known as co-washing ...Read more

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What does help a scalp that tends to flake and only itch when wet?

What does help a scalp that tends to flake and only itch when wet?

Flaky itchy scalp: Most likely this is related to seborrheic dermatitis and one of the dandruff shampoos may help. There are a number of them with different active ingredients so you may have to try several different ones to see what is best for you. Some are: neutragena tgel, tsal; sebulex, head and shoulders, etc. Shampoo daily. If it doesn't work see your dermatologist for medication to put on your scalp. ...Read more

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Can i double the dosage on the use of rogaine (minoxidil) once a day so i can style my hair after and not have to wash it twice for a double rogaine (minoxidil) application?

Can i double the dosage on the use of rogaine (minoxidil) once a day so i can style my hair after and not have to wash it twice for a double rogaine (minoxidil) application?

Not really: Applying more Rogaine (minoxidil) on at one sessions not as effective as twice a day treatment. However you don't have to wash your hair twice. Rogaine works on the scalp. Careful application can be made without having to lather it all up in your hair. ...Read more

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Is it normal to find a few hairs on your pillow? I never let my hair down and only comb every other day.

Is it normal to find a few hairs on your pillow? I never let my hair down and only comb every other day.

Yes: If thesis new for you though, it would be worth having your thyroid, vitamin d and b12 and iron levels checked. Dyeing one's hair can cause this too. ...Read more

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Why does the ketaconozole shampo leaflet advice to use it twice a week?Will using it daily cause my scalp to adapt to it making the shampo useless?

Why does the ketaconozole shampo leaflet advice to use it twice a week?Will using it daily cause my scalp to adapt to it making the shampo useless?

No but not necessary: This anti-yeast shampoo helps less than half the people with dandruff. It was suppose to kill pitysporum yeast and this yeast was purportedly the cause of dandruff. It works best in HIV patients with a poor immune system. ...Read more

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My left eyelid is late to open when I wake up. It is only in one eye and happens only during the night. No dry eye, nor discharge. Cyclosporine maybe?

My left eyelid is late to open when I wake up. It is only in one eye and happens only during the night. No dry eye, nor discharge. Cyclosporine maybe?

Dry eye?: Dry eye may not affect both eyes equally and when your eye gets too dry , the lid may get a little stuck. Since you don't blink much while asleep, tear production is further reduced. Try artificial tear at bedtime and see if this helps. If not, consider seeing your ophthalmologist. Hope it works. ...Read more

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Doctor prescribd me halox lotion bt i dunno how to use it How many tims in a day It is aplied in particulr area or whole? And hair wash after applyin

Doctor prescribd me halox lotion bt i dunno how to use it 
How many tims in a day
It is aplied in particulr area or whole?
And hair wash after applyin

Halox lotion: halox is a corticosteroid lotion and best used for the particular areas where you are having a rash or problem with your skin. It should not be used in areas not affected by the condition and probably once a day is sufficient. I would not wash the area off for at least 3-4 hours otherwise the lotion will not work effectively. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wash my hair with conditioner only?

Is it okay to wash my hair with conditioner only?

No: You need your shampoo to cleanse the scalp and hair shifts. The conditioner just softens them ...Read more

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Is it possible that shampoo can irritate the penis ? I was washing my hair and made it extremely soapy

Is it possible that shampoo can irritate the penis ? I was washing my hair and made it extremely soapy

Yes it could: Shampoo may contain all kinds of chemicals in addition to the soap, all of which could cause penile irritation. Especially if uncircumcised and it gets under the foreskin. ...Read more

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Is brushing the teeth twice a day enough or it is also necessary to floss. I only brush twice but they are decaying.

Is brushing the teeth twice a day enough or it is also necessary to floss. I only brush twice but they are decaying.

Flossing is a must: Since you know that your teeth are decaying you need to have a better oral hygiene and a good diet as well, limit your intake of sodas and sweet, brush 3 times a day after meal and floss at bed time. Visit your dentist at least twice a year for routine check ups and cleaning. ...Read more

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During peeing if urine drops is fall on our feet..is it necessary to wash them?

During peeing if urine drops is fall on our feet..is it necessary to wash them?

Urine: Hi, Urine is sterile and no bacteria lives in urine if that's you are asking but I don't think it's wise to leave the urine there. ...Read more

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Why is my tounge yellow?Ive tried nystan twice and a tablet anti fungal and it won't go.I spend 15 minutes cleaning it only for it to be coated agai

Why is my tounge yellow?Ive tried nystan twice and a tablet  anti fungal and it won't go.I spend  15 minutes cleaning it only for it to be coated agai

Consider: Before you try anti fungal medicines, make sure you have confirmed the diagnosis of candida with a laboratory culture. Have you taken an antibiotic for longer than 2 weeks or been on several doses of antibiotic? Are you diabetic? Do you have dry mouth? Are you on any immunosuppressant medicines? Are you a smoker? Heavy coffee or tea drinker? If you have candida, did you take meds correctly. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use shampoo and conditioner that has honey extract on your hair during pregnancy?

Is it ok to use shampoo and conditioner that has honey extract on your hair during pregnancy?

Probably yes: Are you allergic to honey? Otherwise , I don't find a reason why you couldn't use a shampoo that contains honey extract while pregnant. Is your concern botulism? If it is , I think the amount that gets absorbed in your scalp is negligible . ...Read more