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Sugaring Vs Waxing
Sugaring vs regular wax? Is it ok to use sugaring on face and would facial hair grow back darker? Never removed full facial hair only upper lip
I got a Brazilian sugar-waxing yesterday and my clitoris has been itchy ever since. I haven't engaged in any sexual activity in a week. What is it?
Reaction/burn: without being examined I suggest that you see your GYN. This certainly "sounds" like a reaction to the waxing. ...Read more
I have a burn from hot sugar wax with blister the size of a dime on thumb. Can I treat it myself, or do I need to be seen? And should I cover it?
Yes: Depending on the timing this could be very high (if you have not taken any calories in for a while) or moderately elevated (right after a big meal.) in either case that reading is high enough to discuss with your doctor and have further testing. ...Read more
Hypoglycemia: As a result of too much sugar at once, your body can make a large surge of Insulin to handle the sugar. As a result, you may experience a post sugar low, called hypoglycemia, it might present as fatigue, tiredness, lethargy. It is best to have sugar with fiber and protein in the diet, the fiber and protein slow the absorption of sugar into the blood. ...Read more
Yes, A Small Amount: Every manufacturer of potassium supplements may vary in the amount and type of sugars, but there will be a small amount. (even in the tablets that are swallowed whole.) most medications that have flavorings will have added sugars to make the flavoring taste good. Potassium is very bitter tasting and the effervescent forms require flavor and sugar to cover the taste. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please elaborate: Please elaborate your question. What would you like to know about normal sugar.Normal fasting glucose levels in blood are less than 100. Between 100 and 126 are prediabetic or glucose intolerant, after 127 pre diabetic. A1c is normal <5.6 prediabetics 5.7-6.4. Diabetics are >6.5, uncontrolled diabetics are A1c >7. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Waxing burns are usually superficial and tend to fade with time. If needed, you can use an over-the-counter or prescription fading cream that contains hydroquinone as its active ingredient. Be sure to use sunscreen also, as sun makes dark marks darker. If you are using a retinoid (prescription) or retinol, be sure to stop it at least 3 days before waxing or request hard wax to prevent burns. ...Read more
Yes, especially long: Sugar is the primary fuel for the functions of your cells, but that level is highly regulated. So, when level stays above the "normal range" as it categorized as hyperglycemia and later diabetes. Sugar level is higher after meals, but body normally brings it back down. Long term high bs is "toxic to cells" and causes many problems, thus so important to control dm. Consult your doc.. Good luck. ...Read more
Sugar addiction: You can learn a lot from "sugar: the bitter truth, " a 90 min vid on youtube by pediatric endocrinologist robert lustig of ucsf. He breaks it down so it is very understandable and also addresses the political and economic aspects of the marketing of sugar. Also, consider that sugar, caffeine, nicotine and amphetamines all have the same effect curve - a quick lift and then a "crash.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Sugar by itself does not cause diabetes. Diabetes is the inability to metabolize sugar due to lack / resistance to insulin; the pancreas produce Insulin among other hormones which help in the metabolism of glucose (sugar); those who consume lots of sugar may cause their pancreas to over work and if they were prone to diabetes may develop the disease earlier. Obesity may cause resistance to insulin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer