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I have oily face. Can I steam my face everyday? What happens if I steam my face everyday?

I have oily face. Can I steam my face everyday? What happens if I steam my face everyday?

Steam vs boil: I'm in 90+ degree heat and 100% humidity all this week. Steaming is not very different from this until you get to very hot temperatures which can cause burns. You don't want that. Stop with any pain. Otherwise not much risk from steaming. (doesn't help much either). ...Read more

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How often should I steam my face? I have acne prone skin.

How often should I steam my face? I have acne prone skin.

Never: Hey, Nicole, I'm sorry you're dealing with acne and even more sorry that someone has recommended this very foolish home remedy. Some of these "acne treatments" are actually cruel pranks. Manage your acne with topical benzoyl peroxide as you can tolerate. It's not pleasant but it's your best Rx. If this isn't sufficient, your physician can add something stronger that will clear you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have very painful pimple on tip of my nose 2 days ago after I steamed my face 10 mins d/t cold. Any home remedy for this? The pain cause me weak

I have very painful pimple on tip of my nose 2 days ago after I steamed my face 10 mins d/t cold. Any home remedy for this? The pain cause me weak

May not be a pimple: Instead of an ordinary pimple there may be more to this. Perhaps you have a cold sore on the tip of your nose or some other problems such as skin cancer brewing. Of course I could not tell you for sure without looking at this. My advice would be to apply heat and if it does not improve in the day seek a physician who can look at it ...Read more

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Why does applying steam to my face worsen my acne?

Why does applying steam to my face worsen my acne?

Get real Rx: Please forgive my frankness. Having acne is bad enough without people offering these foolish home remedies. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, please get with your personal physician. You owe this to yourself and your family. ...Read more

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Hi, I was wondering if it is normal for my actual eyeball (I do not wear glasses or contacts) to fog over when steam goes in my face?

Hi, I was wondering if it is normal for my actual eyeball (I do not wear glasses or contacts) to fog over when steam goes in my face?

Nooo!!: You have eyelids which are analogous to a car's windshield wipers. Also, the reason that a window fogs over "fogs over" is because of a difference of conditions of temp and humidity on the different sides of the window. Can't happen with your cornea! ...Read more

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My "green" (1.5 gpm) shower head won't steam up the bathroom. What do I do for croup now?

My "green" (1.5 gpm) shower head won't steam up the bathroom. What do I do for croup now?

Moist air: Steam does work pretty well, but any moist air will help (probably can get this from "green" shower head by running it for a while with the bathroom door shut. A humidifier can work also. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get quite red in the face upon intense cardio exercise, or sitting in hot steam room? I have fair skin, but olive tone

Is it normal to get quite red in the face upon intense cardio exercise, or sitting in hot steam room? I have fair skin, but olive tone

Rosacea: Typical signs and symptoms of rosacea include facial flushing, blushing, redness, burning, red bumps, and small cysts. The symptoms tend to come and go. The skin may be clear for weeks, months, or years and then erupt again. Rosacea tends to evolve in stages and typically causes inflammation of the skin of the face, particularly the forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. ...Read more

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I worked at a dishwasher that gave me a burn on my face from the sodium hydroxide steam what can I do to treat this? Will it ever heal? Been 6 mnths

I worked at a dishwasher that gave me a burn on my face from the sodium hydroxide steam what can I do to treat this? Will it ever heal? Been 6 mnths

Scarring?: Six months out of this most likely represents scarring from the burn. Best to see a plastic surgeon or surgical dermatologist for evaluation. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck with this. Dr. R ...Read more

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Had surgery. Stiches on face. Can I go for steam bath? Any risk of infection? If I want to go, can I use oil on stiches and go for steam bath?

Ask Surgeon.: Although online forums can be useful, these types of questions should only be answered by your surgeon. Remember that he/she knows your situation best and is ultimately responsible for your care. Taking advice from online consultants can be misleading and/or dangerous.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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Feeling of heavy head, dizziness for 3 days, stiff neck, a cold for 1 week, feels like steam is actually coming out of my ears should I run to d docto?

Feeling of heavy head, dizziness for 3 days, stiff neck, a cold for 1 week, feels like steam is actually coming out of my ears should I run to d docto?

Got flu?: Influenza flu is a viral infection that effects your respiratory system. The symptoms are: muscle ache, headache, congestion, weakness and fatigue. No treatment is need it. Good rest and lots of water. ...Read more

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Coughin & chockin on phlegm. What to do? Get nervous, face/eyes red 1.5wk bronchitis takin inhaler mucus relief antibiotics. Doctor said breath steam.

Coughin & chockin on phlegm. What to do? Get nervous, face/eyes red 1.5wk bronchitis takin inhaler mucus relief antibiotics. Doctor said breath steam.

Inflammation...: You likely have some airway inflammation in addition to bronchospasm resulting in your symptoms. This can happen with an episode of bronchitis. Your doctor may want to obtain a sputum culture to be certain you are on an effective antibiotic. Then, add a steroid inhaler in addition to the albuterol to decrease airway inflammation. It will take a few days for the result of the culture. See your doc. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of steaming face?

What are the benefits of steaming face?

Helps cleansing: It increases blood flow. aids in exfoliation of old skin, opens up the pores, softens the skin for easier cleansing. ...Read more

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Is steaming your face bad for you? Does it cause any long term effects?

Is steaming your face bad for you? Does it cause any long term effects?

Steaming: As long as it is not too hot (feels comfortable wit no pain even afterward) it is fine. It is unnecessary but may may you feel like your pours are cleaner. ...Read more

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Will steaming my face everyday help curing my acne or pimples?

Will steaming my face everyday help curing my acne or pimples?

No: I'm really sorry that your acne isn't already being treated scientifically and that people are giving you bad advice. It is unrelated to lifestyle, hygiene, diet or anything else. Get yourself some topical benzoyl peroxide and/or retinoic acid and use them faithfully and you'll probably be clear in a few weeks. If not, you'll need prescription-strength Rx from your physician. ...Read more

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Does steaming your face make acne bump on side of nose smaller?

Not necessarily: The best way to make an acne bump smaller is to treat it with something to reduce inflammation and help it heal. Another option is to receive a facial with extractions. Steaming alone is not beneficial by itself. If you breakout regularly, you should probably see your physician or skin specialist for defined treatment regimen. ...Read more

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I have had a head ache for 6 days in a row now. My face gets steaming hot and red. Could it be blood pressure? Can blood pressure peak in the am?

I have had a head ache for 6 days in a row now. My face gets steaming hot and red. Could it be blood pressure? Can blood pressure peak in the am?

Blood pressure: Most of the time, high blood pressure does not give any symptoms. Some people may feel some headache or dizziness. Some do get nose bleeds. May feel tired or just "not right". Our blood pressure is usually the highest first thing in the morning. Should get checked to see what may be giving you the problem. ...Read more

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Shockwave in my head?

Shockwave in my head?

Hard to say: Hard to know what the question is but if new severe headache this is reason to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Why my face its ichy?

Why my face its ichy?

Many things: Many types of skin conditions can make your facial skin itch. Start by avoiding make up products, use a fragrance free soap and see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a knot my head?

I have a knot my head?

OK: If you are worried about it, or it hurts you, then see a dr. And get it evaluated and treated, best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Feel weird light head?

Feel weird light head?

Many Causes: You may be feeling light headed because of dehydration or need calories. Getting plenty of water and proper amounts of food could help. However, there may be more serious causes and you should see your doctor if you keep feeling like this. ...Read more

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Why is my head so flat?

Why is my head so flat?

Hard to say?: Without a picture or an exam, I don't believe anyone can tell you. Repharase your quesition and give more information. Age would ben nice to know. Any trauma. Since birth? Do your relatives look the same? Interesting question but just can't answer based on your limited question. Sorry! That is my flat-out answer! ...Read more

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I have paon in my head?

I have paon in my head?

? Head ache: If you have tried head ache medicine, and still have pain in your head, see a dr for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to make my face fat?

Fillers, weight gain: Loss of facial volume is common in patients with weight loss, malignancy, chronic diseases like hiv. This wasted appearance can be improved by techniques to increase the volume. Weight gain with increase calorie intake. Fat transfer with fat grafts from the abdomen to the face. Facial fillers with strategic volume replacement. Physician review is necessary to make educated recommendations. ...Read more

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How to have a good face?

An Interested Smile: I suspect this is not what you're looking for - but, it's what I got. We find a look of interest on another's face very attractive. We like animals more if they can show interest. A gentle smile is universally welcomed. There are products galore and procedures too that change actual features some degree - but my suggestions are safe and free. ...Read more