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Is it unsafe to expose a baby to third hand marijuana smoke? (ie. The smoke absorbed on a persons clothing/skin who just smoked it)

Is it unsafe to expose a baby to third hand marijuana smoke? (ie. The smoke absorbed on a persons clothing/skin who just smoked it)

I think that's a YES: Honestly speaking, if it's ONLY once then, risk of harm probably no worse than exposing the baby to breathing normal FRESH air of the suburbs. However, in my experience, babies who are already exposed to adults within their circles whose clothes are impregnated with odors and smoke from marijuana, as well as tobacco, etc. Are extremely likely to be exposed multiple times in their lifetimes. ...Read more

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Smoky odor on skin. Dairy products 1 root cause, has been removed from diet. But still comes back now and then. What else can cause it?

Smoky odor on skin. Dairy products 1 root cause, has been removed from diet. But still comes back now and then. What else can cause it?

Smoky Skin Odor: Are you taking any vitamins or supplements. For example fish oil can cause a fishy smell; garlic supplements smell like, well, garlic. Some foods, such a s asparagus, can cause a lingering odor in the urine. Review your diet and any pills you take with your doctor to get to the root of the problem. ...Read more

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I smoke. How is my skin affected by my smoking?

I smoke. How is my skin affected by my smoking?

Aging: Smoking is one of the top ways to prematurely age your skin and body. The toxins and chemicals in tobacco smoke damage the collagen and elastin in skin which leads to wrinkling and sagging. The nicotine in tobacco causes narrowing of the blood vessels which inhibits the amount of oxygen and nutrients going to the skin which is vital in keeping it healthy. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my skin is itchy because I smoke a lot?

Is it possible that my skin is itchy because I smoke a lot?

Probably not: Unless you are allergic to cigarette smoke, your skin should not be itchy from just smoking a lot. However, smoking a lot can lead to some medical issues that may manifest themselves by causing itchy skin. Thus, i'd suggest seeing your doc if no definite association between smoking and itchy skin can be determined. ...Read more

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How should I keep my skin healthy and glowing? I smoke and drink regularly please advise..!

How should I keep my skin healthy and glowing? I smoke and drink regularly please advise..!

Good lifestyle habit: Skin quality has to do with both genetics, and lifestyle habits. What we put into our bodies reflects in our skin. Lots of water is I portent, as well as a nutritious diet. Tobacco and excessive alcohol do age the skin and eyes prematurely. Your best plan would be good diet, lots of water, good skin care plan, and to work on reducing the alcohol and tobacco. ...Read more

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When I smoke sometimes I hear voices from people I know rapping in my head. Am I crazy or what is going on?

When I smoke sometimes I hear voices from people I know rapping in my head. Am I crazy or what is going on?

Smoking what?: Whatever it is, it is not normal to hear voices. See your doctor for an evaluation and probable referral to a mental health specialist. And whatever you are smoking, stop until you are evaluated. ...Read more

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My step dads 60 and smoked for 15 years and looks mid 50s. So I feel like smoking doesn't do as bad as some say to skin?

It is hard to quit: The harm smoking inflicts on the skin seems superficial compared to heart disease or lung cancer. Smoking is both physically and psychologically addictive. Quitting smoking is not easy, but I know you can do it. Ask your doctor about Chantix. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to nicotine? Whenever I smoke something with Nic my skin seems to thicken up and get itchy.

Is it possible to be allergic to nicotine? Whenever I smoke something with Nic my skin seems to thicken up and get itchy.

Something else: It is more likely that you are allergic to one of the other ingredients in the tobacco since nicotine allergy has yet been documented in published literature. Since tobacco is hazardous to your health, it may be a good time for you to stop smoking now. ...Read more

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I smoke weed regularly, and since the last couple of months I've been getting a kind of headache in the middle part of the head, is this bad?

I smoke weed regularly, and since the last couple of months I've been getting a kind of headache in the middle part of the head, is this bad?

Well, it's not good!: Are you asking if smoking is bad or if headache is bad? Can't say that we recommend smoking weed/marijuana/cannabis especially since there's no 3rd party oversight to prove safety & lack of contamination (luckily I think the government stopped spraying paraquat a long time ago). Lots of reasons for headaches ranging from sinus congestion to sinus infections to head colds etc. Go see your doc. ...Read more

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Hi I just wanted to find out for the few months every time I smoke the back of my head and upper neck spams twitchs slightly what can be the cause of?

Hi I just wanted to find out for the few months every time I smoke the back of my head and upper neck spams twitchs slightly what can be the cause of?

I don't: Know age or what you smoke but I would be concerned about some hypoxic like event or vaso spasms I would stop smoking and see a physician ...Read more

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When you smoke crack does you skin real dark?

When you smoke crack does you skin real dark?

No.: The below pubmed mesh search turned up no results:

("crack cocaine"[mesh]) and "skin abnormalities"[mesh]

there doesn't appear to be any evidence in the medical literature associating crack Cocaine use with skin changes. ...Read more

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Can the smell of cigarette smoke seap through your skin pores?

Can the smell of cigarette smoke seap through your skin pores?

Third-hand smoke: The same chemicals that leave a stale cigarette odor on clothes and upholstery also can be swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin of non-smokers. Smoke residue may linger for hours, days or months, depending on the ventilation and the level of contamination.
According the official journal of the american academy of pediatrics. ...Read more

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I tend to have a fair skin but black lips. Layer of black lines. How can I make lips pink I also smoke one cigarette a day?

I tend to have a fair skin but black lips. Layer of black lines. How can I make lips pink I also smoke one cigarette a day?

Some blackness: Of lips is the result of dryness aggravated by licking of lips, sun exposure and smoking. This leads to discoloration. But it may also be melasma...a sun sensitive discoloration of the skin that may be genetic. Sunscreens and discontinuation of photosensitizing medication may help along with bleaching creams, retin-A, or chemical peel. Consult a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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How come some people who smoke still have great teeth/skin/etc.?

How come some people who smoke still have great teeth/skin/etc.?

They don't.: Most people who smoke have worse teeth than those who don't. ...Read more

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Why is it that some people who smoke still have great teeth/skin/etc.?

Why is it that some people who smoke still have great teeth/skin/etc.?

Wrong!: People who smoke have horrible teeth and gums. Gum tissue becomes swollen, charred ; burnt. How healthy would your skin of your arm be if constantly held next to a fire? Teeth develop significant decay due to the sticky residue left on the teeth from smoking which causes plaque to develop quicker. Bacteria increase. So ultimately smokers lose their teeth and develop major gumline recession. ...Read more

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I smoked half of a one skin joint 10 days ago and I have a drug test in two days. Will I pass the test?

I smoked half of a one skin joint 10 days ago and I have a drug test in two days. Will I pass the test?

Yes: If hair follicles are tested it can be detected up until 90 days.Marijuana detection time based on usage
in urine
usage at 1 time only 5-8 days
usage at 2-4 times per month 11-18 days
usage at 2-4 times per week 23-35 days
usage at 5-6 times per week 33-48 days
daily usage 49-63 daysdrug test detection times | marijuana. Com
www. Marijuana. Com/news/drug-test/detection-time. ...Read more

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When I smoke it feels like an air bubble is trapped inside of my body & it moves from my chest, neck, shoulder, & into my head. It tightens my chest.

When I smoke it feels like an air bubble is trapped inside of my body & it moves from my chest, neck, shoulder, & into my head. It tightens my chest.

Bronchospasm: Of course you do. Your body does not want your smoke or fire or the tar and other chemicals from smoking. It causes your lungs to constrict and to react and to get swollen and inflamed. I am happy to hear that you are finally listening to your body complain to you. ...Read more

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Is it okay to smoke cigarettes with a skin graft?

Never: With or without a skin graft, it is never a good idea to smoke cigarettes. In your case, however, smoking will decrease the chance of your skin graft taking root; smoking makes it more likely to fail because the blood supply is more limited. ...Read more

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Can sharp pains in my head in the front mean I could have a stroke I'm on the contraceptive pill so im at risk only thing is I don't smoke?

Can sharp pains in my head in the front mean I could have a stroke I'm on the contraceptive pill so im at risk only thing is I don't smoke?

Not likely: Nothing is impossible, but as a non-smoker under age 35 you are in a low-risk group for cats form OCP. Most all such clots are in the legs not the head. If the pains continue see your own doctor about whether to continue OCP. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I have habit of eating my skin inside mouth. I've been doing it since 5 years. I smoke weed and tobacco. Will this be a problem to my mouth?

I have habit of eating my skin inside mouth. I've been doing it since 5 years. I smoke weed and tobacco. Will this be a problem to my mouth?

Tobacco always: If you have open sores in your mouth, then your risks for many things are greater. It is a habit worth talking with someone about changing. As for weed and tobacco, all I can say is that tobacco is always a problem to your mouth, sores or not. You may be able to address both of these issues with your doctor or a behavioral therapist. ...Read more

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I also had a small black dot on my tongue. It was the size of a pin head. It's gone today. I don't smoke, drink, use drugs nor have I been ill.?

Hard to say: If you're not having any symptoms now, it's hard to say what may have caused your symptom. It could have been some trauma or something you ate/drank, or something that came into contact with your tongue. ...Read more

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Hey Doc I have nauziating sharp pains to the rgt side of NY head and I do smoke weed only mostly papers I do exercise a lot and I have lots of sex?

Hey Doc I have nauziating sharp pains to the rgt side of NY head and I do smoke weed only mostly papers I do exercise a lot and I have lots of sex?

Not sure of your "? ": So, if you live in LA, a NY headache might be a problem - sharp pain is never good. Until it's legal - be careful w/ the weed - certainly w/ being indiscreet. Can't fault you on exercise and as long as you have safe sex - that sounds fine too. What's your question? Check into a more moderate lifestyle if you're feeling like middle age is creeping up on you. You can still have fun. Just a bit less. ...Read more

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I drank alcohol first time and smoked pot for the second time in the same night and my head and eyes still feel funny two days after. Is this normal?

I drank alcohol first time and smoked pot for the second time in the same night and my head and eyes still feel funny two days after. Is this normal?

Maybe: Hard to know what you are getting when you smoke pot. It's unregulated and often adulterated (has stuff added). Marijuana is also becoming more potent as dealers figure out how to make plants with more THC (10x higher now than in 70s). Synthetic cannabinoids (man made pot) has unpredictable effects and can last days. Bottom line, stay away from illegal drugs. You never really know what it is ...Read more