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Could I put suntan oil and then sunscreen on top and still get a good tan and protect my skin?

Could I put suntan oil and then sunscreen on top and still get a good tan and protect my skin?

No: The sunblock should protect form UV-A and B rays. It will allow you to tan as well. Putting an oil on first may dilute the sunblock lowering its quality. The oil will not help you get any darker as well. ...Read more

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If I put suntan oil on my skin but then put sunscreen, will I get a tan but not damage my skin?

If I put suntan oil on my skin but then put sunscreen, will I get a tan but not damage my skin?

Nope!: Sunscreen application over any other oil or lotion will still block UV rays to some degree. Tanning = sun damage unless you are using a self tanning product designed to darken the skin without sun exposure. ...Read more

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What procedure can remove suntan from Indian skin? Thanks so much.

What procedure can remove suntan from Indian skin? Thanks so much.

Patience: Creams which bleach the skin are not advised. Instead, to lighten skin, use sunscreens regularly on all exposed skin. ...Read more

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How long does it take to stand in direct sunlight for a sunburn/suntan to develop?

How long does it take to stand in direct sunlight for a sunburn/suntan to develop?

That depends on: Things like time of day, intensity of sun, skin protection. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to suntan lotion?

Can you be allergic to suntan lotion?

Yes: Certain ingredients in the suntan lotion may cause an allergy. You may want to try a different brand. ...Read more

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Can sunscreen/sunblock/suntan lotion be used for chemical purposes?

Can sunscreen/sunblock/suntan lotion be used for chemical purposes?

UVA & UVB: Zinc oxide now can be micronized and put in sunscreen. It acts as a physical barrier to sun... Other antioxidants can be placed as well. ...Read more

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When putting on sun tan lotion, am I supposed to apply sunscreen on first and then sun tan lotion? Or do I just use suntan lotion since it has SPF 5?

When putting on sun tan lotion, am I supposed to apply sunscreen on first and then sun tan lotion? Or do I just use suntan lotion since it has SPF 5?

SPF15 Broad-spectrum: Apply 1 oz of sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 (the higher the SPF, the more UVB protection) liberally 15-30 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours & after swimming, sweating, or drying off with a towel. Use a sunscreen that says “broad-spectrum” on the label - that means it will screen out both UVB and UVA rays. Look for the new UVA rating system: 4 stars = highest UVA protection. ...Read more

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I am short of breathe if I lie down to sleep or even to suntan. I do not smoke. What could cause this? Tks

I am short of breathe if I lie down to sleep or even to suntan. I do not smoke. What could cause this? Tks

See a cardiologist: As soon as you can. Postural breathlessness can be a symptom of heart disease among other things but the undiagnosed heart disease can have the quickest bad outcome if ignored. If no heart disease follow uop with your doctor for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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How can I prevent getting sunburnt if I am allergic to suntan lotion?

How can I prevent getting sunburnt if I am allergic to suntan lotion?

Cover up: Wear long-sleeved shirts, hats and long pants to reduce exposure to sunlight and harmful uv rays. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a suntan from peeling? I like how it looks and don't want it to go away. What measures can I take besides for moisturizing?

Can't stop nature: If one's skin got fried by the sun, new skin cells will form to replace the sunburned skin all at one time (because greater skin damage was done all at one time). If one's skin was not fried but just gradually tanned, new skin cells will replace the tanned skin at the normal rate that skin cells replace themselves. Otherwise, if one were to keep old skin, she would look 100 years-old very rapidly. ...Read more

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Does having a tan help protect me against getting skin cancer (i.E., can the use of suntan lotion be reduced as I become more tan?)?

Does having a tan help protect me against getting skin cancer (i.E., can the use of suntan lotion be reduced as I become more tan?)?

Tan: Tanning is equated with sun damage. The minimal " spf" afforded by a tan so to speak is not sufficient to protect one from the ultraviolet radiation that leads to skin cancers. Always use a broad spectrum sunscreen and reapply frequently. ...Read more

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Had laser hair removal on legs. Have white marks because skin was a burned. Can I continue the sessions? Can I get suntan?

Had laser hair removal on legs. Have white marks because skin was a burned. Can I continue the sessions? Can I get suntan?

Yes/No: No such thing as hair removal. It is "hair reduction." if you were burned, you might want to have them turn the power down on the laser. You should never get a suntan whether or not you have scars and therefore should always use sun-block protection. Sun block is even more important when there are scars. ...Read more

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It's not a suntan, my skin is rubbing off so much in diff places that when I collect it in my hand it looks like thick putty- jaundice or vit defi?

It's not a suntan, my skin is rubbing off so much in diff places that when I collect it in my hand it looks like thick putty- jaundice or vit defi?

Confused?: Your statement is the very definition of when one needs to see a physician and not be searching on the internet. Please sign off of the internet and go see a Dermatologist or your family doctor urgently. ...Read more

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Can organic coconut oil have any side effects mixed with any medications? Thanks

Can organic coconut oil have any side effects mixed with any medications? Thanks

Coconut oil: When used with moderation and with the same amounts found in food, it is unlikely to have side effects or interactions. However, it is high in saturated fat and can increase cholesterol levels and so if you are taking anti-cholesterol medications you may want to discuss it with your physician ...Read more

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Could flaxseed oil interfere with other supplements and medications?

Could flaxseed oil interfere with other supplements and medications?

Yes: Flaxseed may interact with acetaminophen, certain antibiotics, estrogens, furosemide, Ketoprofen, diabetes medication, anticoagulants & Metoprolol. (http://www. Rxlist. Com/flaxseed-page3/supplements.htm) ...Read more

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Can a patient with cholesterol have pure coconut oil as medication?

Can a patient with cholesterol have pure coconut oil as medication?

BAD oil: Hi. Coconut and palm oils are very unhealthy for you. They're both very highly saturated, and present a horrific risk for atherosclerosis and heart attack. And COCONUT OIL IS NOT A MEDICATION, except for causing death, so you can't take it as such (a medication). Read ingredient labels; if you see palm or coconut oil, STAY AWAY if you like your heart muscle getting blood and oxygen! ...Read more

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I have a very oily skin. By early afternoon my skin looks like a mirror! Oil control lotions seems fairly ineffective. Is medication my only solution?

I have a very oily skin. By early afternoon my skin looks like a mirror! Oil control lotions seems fairly ineffective. Is medication my only solution?

Oily skin: Sometimes when we have oily skin, our first inclination is to wash it with cleanser more frequently. But that often serves to dry out the skin more frequently, which causes your skin to become more oily. It becomes a hard to break cycle. If you think you're getting acne from the excessive oil, it might be good to at least talk with your doc about options - it doesn't mean you have to use them. ...Read more

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Would it do any harm if someone who is HIV take black seed oil when already taking medication?

Would it do any harm if someone who is HIV take black seed oil when already taking medication?

Probably no harm: It's not likely to hurt, although it probably won't help anything either. The infected person should discuss it with the doctor treating his or her HIV infection. ...Read more

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My cholesterol was over 300, but not on medication. Was taking fish oil capsules, but read this could elevate levels. Do I need meds?

My cholesterol was over 300, but not on medication. Was taking fish oil capsules, but read this could elevate levels. Do I need meds?

High cholesterol: Hi. Total cholesterol is a fairly uninformative number, and treatment decisions should not be based on it. It helps to know your overall profile. If "high" is due to HDL, no problem. If "high" is due to LDL, that is a risk for atherosclerosis. Are your triglycerides high or normal? Hi triglycerides correlate with low HDL, which is another risk for atherosclerosis. So without more information... ...Read more

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Is there any medication, vitamins or hair oil for premature grey hair? What cause premature grey hair?

Is there any medication, vitamins or hair oil for premature grey hair? What cause premature grey hair?

No known solution: Pigmentation in follicles require proper 1)production of melanin (the pigment) and 2)the proper transfer of melanin into the follicles. If either of these steps is amiss, we will grey. In a healthy individual, when we start to grey is genetically programed. In an extreme situation such as starvation or malnutrition, we will experience hair loss, reduce melanin production, and thus greying. ...Read more

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Evening primrose oil and other medications, what are these for?

See details: What other meds do you mean? Proponents of evening primrose believe it has numerous uses in various medical conditions. ...Read more

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Have you heard anything positive about the oil cleansing method for acne? I am 25 and have tried almost every acne medication and nothing works!

Have you heard anything positive about the oil cleansing method for acne? I am 25 and have tried almost every acne medication and nothing works!

Sciton Laser: Sciton' laser broad band light, bbl, has been shown to help acne by heating sebaceous glands and decreasing bacteria and oil production. It works best to get a series of treatments. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do fish oil tablets help regulate good and bad cholesterol? At what level of bad cholesterol should one start medications instead of relying on life style changes?

Do fish oil tablets help regulate good and bad cholesterol? At what level of bad cholesterol should one start medications instead of relying on life style changes?

Complex issue: Fish oil has multiple health effects beyond cholesterol. Severe hypertriglyceridemia is treated with 4 fish oil tablets a day, can lower triglyceride and raise HDL somewhat. Plant sources of omega-3 need to be converted to the active form which is found in fish oil. In general the worse ones diet is, the more important fish oil is. 1 to 2 tablets of fish oil is reasonable for general health ...Read more

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Is hemp seed oil benifitial? Does it interact with any medications or vitamins?

Very,? blood thinners: Hemp seed oil has the ideal mix of essential omega 3 & 6 fatty acids as well as other beneficial compounds & is arguably the healthiest oil (though not good for cooking).
There are no known interactions but because it is a natural blood thinner caution should be used if on blood thinners.
See http://www. Ratical. Org/renewables/TherapHoil. Html
& http://www. Medicalnewstoday. Com/articles/272024.php. ...Read more

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Can I lower High colesterol levels without medication? Just fish oil and healthy diet?

Can I lower High colesterol levels without medication? Just fish oil and healthy diet?

Possible: About 75% of your cholesterol is dependent upon genetics. So if your cholesterol is modestly elevated, change in your diet and excercise may do the trick. Fish oil may impact your triglycerides but has no significant effect on cholestrol. Statins are drug of choice ...Read more

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Can using a lotion that absorbs coconut oil into my skin cause an interaction with my Propecia (finasteride) medication?

Can using a lotion that absorbs coconut oil into my skin cause an interaction with my Propecia (finasteride) medication?

Highly unlikely: Even if the lotion gets absorbed, the amount would be very miniscule. There is very little likelihood that any OTC lotion would interfere with the action of Propecia (finasteride) or another other medication for that matter.. ...Read more

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If the oil production returns to normal after accutane is stopped, doesn't that mean acne will return? So how come accutane is considered the only medication to cure acne permanently? Thanks

If the oil production returns to normal after accutane is stopped, doesn't that mean acne will return? So how come accutane is considered the only medication to cure acne permanently? Thanks

Its not: Isoretinoin targets systems that involve vitamin A in their control processes, and that's probably how it shrinks sebaceous glands. But Accutane, the orally ingested form, also gets to ALL systems; luckily it doesn't have a major effect on the 'big A system'. vision. When you stop Accutane, the sebaceous system can recover, and you could get acne again. Usually, your body has moved on. ...Read more

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Should I be taking medication for high cholesterol (243) or try exercise and fish oil for 6 months first?

Should I be taking medication for high cholesterol (243) or try exercise and fish oil for 6 months first?

Depends on profile: If your HDL is very high within that 243, you may be able to get away with diet, exercise and nutritional supplementation for a while. If your HDL is low, then you'd probably need medication as your LDL and triglyerides are probably too high. We need the profile to be sure. ...Read more

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I have been using the acne medication, neutrogena oil-free acne wash for maybe 3 or stop using the acne wash?

I have been using the acne medication, neutrogena oil-free acne wash for maybe 3 or stop using the acne wash?

Can you clarify?: This is very weak stuff and if you're still having acne, move to something stronger. Salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and/or retinoic acid are your best friends. If they don't clear you in a few weeks, or if you have severe acne or it's on your trunk, your physician can add something stronger that will work. Best wishes. ...Read more