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Sunburn, skin cancer: Sunburns are implicated in skin cancer and aging. While tanning from sun exposure and tanning beds give you a "healthy glow", know that the "glow" is actually an indication of skin damage and inflammation. Prevent sunburns, reduce the risk of skin cancer and delay aging by limiting sun exposure, wearing minimum of spf 30 daily and getting any suspicious skin lesions examined. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
I am allergic to cigarette smoke. I passed by a smoker who exhaled cigarette smoke. I inhaled that smoke.Can this smoke inhalation cause lung cancer?
Unlikely: While second hand smoke is not good, an occasional exposure is not likely to materially change your risk for lung cancer. Please note that about 10% of lung cancers occur in non-smokers. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I am allergic to cigarette smoke. I sometimes pass by smokers who exhale cigarette smoke & inhale this smoke. Can this inhalation cause lung cancer?
Yes: any form of nicotine can increase the incidence of skin problems, including acne. Nicotine causes blood vessels to constrict, which is why blood flow to the heart, brain and other vital organs is reduced, and why there are more heart attacks and strokes in tobacco users, whether smoked or chewed. It also causes mouth and throat cancer. Acne will be the least of your problems. Get help and quit. ...Read more
Sometimes: Skin cancers most often develop on areas of sun-exposed skin including the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms, dorsum(top) of hands, and legs. However they can form in areas that are rarely sun-exposed such as the palms, fingernail/toenail beds, and even the genitals. Not all skin changes are due to skin cancer. A physician can check any skin changes that worry you and make suggestions. ...Read more
No: Nothing about your boyfriend's clothing will cause wrinkles or larger pores. ...Read more
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
Is skin cancer poss. in area covered by clothing/NEVER exposed to sun? Skin C in family, always avoid sun/cover up/use spf, but suspect mole on torso.
Risks less but there: While the odds are less, secondhand smoke has been linked to the development of emphysema and heart disease, just like smoking. So not as intensely risky as smoking, but still risky. People who live with smokers do need to be careful and mind their own health. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Minimal: The second hand smoke, a much smaller concentration than directly inhaled smoke from a cigarette, will coat the interior lining of the lung and little will be exhaled. The solution: don't smoke around your kids (go outside) or quit altogether for the sake of your health (do you want to be sickly or perhaps die before your kids grow up?). ...Read more
Not much: it might screen out some of the larger particulate matter, but not the smaller particles as well as the molecules in the smoke, like formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. The best treatment is to prevent it. If people are smoking in your home, don't allow it. If you don't have a choice, try negotiating a 'smoking room' which could be outfitted with "smoke-eaters." Check with your towns laws on this. ...Read more
Yes: Smoking speeds up the normal aging process leading to wrinkles. This occurs as early as 5-10 years after starting smoking & the effects are magnified with sun exposure. The skin damage is from the nicotine which causes narrowing of the blood vessels impairing blood flow to your skin leading to decreased oxygen, nutrients & vitamins. Also collagen & elastin fibers are damaged by toxins in smoke. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Glycerin & Pores: For most people, glycerin will not clog pores and is defined as non-comedogenic. However, some individuals with conditions linked to clogged pores (i.e. acne), may experience worsening of their condition with glycerin. Additive ingredients may also help or cause further clogging of pores (comedogenic). It is best to seek evaluation from a medical provider for an accurate assessment. ...Read more