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What is the difference between cornstarch baby powder and talcum baby powder?

What is the difference between cornstarch baby powder and talcum baby powder?

Ingedient: Corn starch is used in most baby powders today because it is safer, particularly if you breath some of it in. Talc is made from the mineral talc and can be harmful to the lungs if breathed in in sufficient quantities. We don't recommend talc for babies. ...Read more

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Just out of curiosity, is talcum powder also linked to alzheimer's disease? My grandfather was an avid user and developed alzheimer's.

Just out of curiosity, is talcum powder also linked to alzheimer's disease? My grandfather was an avid user and developed alzheimer's.

Almost certainly not: It would be theoretically from the tiny amount of aluminum that is found in some talcum powders. But that link has been almost certainly discredited. http://ehso.com/ehshome/alzheimers.htm So, this should satisfy your curiosity. ...Read more

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Hi, Am from india, My face is darker than my body. can you please tell me what to do?. I use only Garnier men's facewash and talcum powder after wash.

Hi, Am from india, My face is darker than my body. can you please tell me what to do?. I use only Garnier men's facewash and talcum powder after wash.

Neat and clean with: a pleasant disposition is the way to go. That will bring more light to our world than a lighter face. Please don't measure your self-worth by skin color. One day your opinion may reverse and you may want to darken your face. I respect the fact that you are a young and health male and want to look attractive but who you are and what you do is the real attraction. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why is talcum powder a cause of ovarian cancer?

Why is talcum powder a cause of ovarian cancer?

Talc in ovarian ca: One explanation for a possible association between talc and ovarian cancer is that decades ago talcum powder was sometimes contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use talcum powder to keep moisture away from your C-section cut post 2wks?

Is it safe to use talcum powder to keep moisture away from your C-section cut post 2wks?

Ok if healed/closed: It is ok if the wound i'd completely healed and closed. Otherwise talc in a wound can cause increased scarring. ...Read more

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Title news story said JJ baby powder caused cervical cancer due to "talcum" in powder. Was cancer caused from use on skin or internally?

Title news story said JJ baby powder caused cervical cancer due to "talcum" in powder. Was cancer caused from use on skin or internally?

Talcum unlikely prob: Studies show that talcum powder, which is a silicate like asbestos, is not likely to cause ovarian cancer. Studies investigated the introduction of talc on talc dusted diaphragms and condoms and concluded that it was not likely the cause. Correlation, not causation. The USPST recommends women get their pap smear and genetic testing and because HPV is associated with cervical cancer. See OB/GYN. ...Read more

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Does the use of talc (talcum powder) as a feminine powder increases the risk of ovarian cancer?

Does the use of talc (talcum powder) as a feminine powder increases the risk of ovarian cancer?

Maybe: Great question. There is some data that talc crystals have been found on surface ovarian cancers increasing the suspicion that talc is involved in ovarian cancer. There is also data that getting a tubal ligation, which can prevent talc crystals from getting to ovary, can decrease the risk of ovarian cancer. However, the exact answer is not known. Best idea is to avoid talc in the vagina or vulva. ...Read more

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I'm 10 weeks preg. I use talcum powder with salicylic acid everyday very often. Is it safe to use during pregnancy?

I'm 10 weeks preg. I use talcum powder with salicylic acid everyday very often. Is it safe to use during pregnancy?

Talcum powder,no: Talcum powder in the vulvar area has been associated with a number of different long term issues. Aspirin is actually being used to help prevent pregnancy induced hypertension (pre eclampsia). ...Read more

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My palms are itching and there is redness with slight swelling . The itchiness seems to stop after applying talcum powder but returns after sometime.

My palms are itching and there is redness with slight swelling . The itchiness seems to stop after applying talcum powder but returns after sometime.

Hand dermatitis: You may have inflammation in the hand, may be from contact with some irritant or frequent hand washing can also cause problems. Try to avoid frequent hand wash or use gloves, if not getting better with this measures have yourself examined to rule out any other reason for the itching. ...Read more

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Is it regular, long term use of talcum powder in the genital area that increase risk of ovarian cancer? What about a handful of times only?

Is it regular, long term use of talcum powder in the genital area that increase risk of ovarian cancer? What about a handful of times only?

Very unlikely: Talcum powder use for life long may have some risk to cause Ovarian cancer. But this risk, if real, is very small. So in your case I would advise you to stop using it in future but not worry about your past use which was ever so minimal. Good luck. ...Read more

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After period ended, clear watery discharge. I have started using talcum powder to avoid rashes. Maybe the powder got in my vagina. Is it possible?

After period ended, clear watery discharge. I have started using talcum powder to avoid rashes. Maybe the powder got in my vagina. Is it possible?

Possible...: It is possible that you might had develop a reaction to the powder. Stop using it and if symptoms continue or get worse go see your gynecologist for treatment. ...Read more

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I have been dealing with a painful rash under my right breast. Since last summer, I have been dealing with a mild rash under my right breast - mostly itching. My dr. Said it was due to perspiration and to use talcum powder, although she did not check the

I have been dealing with a painful rash under my right breast. Since last summer, I have been dealing with a mild rash under my right breast - mostly itching. My dr. Said it was due to perspiration and to use talcum powder, although she did not check the

I : I would see a dermatologist who can hopefully pinpoint the exact cause of your rash. It could be intertrigo, fungal, eczema, psoriasis (inverse type), allergy, or several other possibilities. A skin scraping or biopsy can help if it isn't clear to the dermatologist. In the meantime, powders and keeping good the breast supported can help. Learn more about some of these conditions on the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Could these substances(rosa canina l., gycerol, talcum, curcuma longa l., 95%curcumin, capsaicin, polygonum cuspidatum, resveratrol) damage brain?

Could these substances(rosa canina l., gycerol, talcum, curcuma longa l., 95%curcumin, capsaicin, polygonum cuspidatum, resveratrol) damage brain?

Possibly capsaicin: The curcumin ; resveratrol are anti-inflammatory ; anti-oxidant with neuroprotective effects. There is a study suggesting capsaicin may damage neurons in 10 day old rats. I know of no evidence it can damage brains in humans; many eat peppers without obvious signs of brain damage but capsaicin might cause mild brain damage in some: http://onlinelibrary.Wiley.Com/doi/10.1002/cne.902960310/abstract. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects by using height growing herbal powders ???

Is there any side effects by using height growing herbal powders ???

Growth supplements: Hormonal supplements to treat short stature can be very dangerous to your health. These medicines are unregulated and may have manny impurities. They may contain actual growth hormones and use may cause you heart and other internal gland damage . See your medical doctor to get a proper evaluation and get treated by safe medication if you need it . There is nothing wrong with being short ...Read more

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What are the side effects of dextrose powder?

What are the side effects of dextrose powder?

None: As long as you have a functioning pancreas (aka not diabetic) your body should handle dextrose just fine. ...Read more

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Its my 2nd month in the gym and taking protein powder to increase my mass, so r there any side effects of taking it more than limited quantity?

Its my 2nd  month in the gym and taking protein powder to increase my mass, so r there any side effects of taking it more than limited quantity?

A lighter wallet: The typical western diet provides more than enough protein to support the metabolic processes of the athletic population. Multiple studies show that supplemental protein has no effect on the results of training. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of dry powder inhaler?

What are the side effects of dry powder inhaler?

It depends: What kind of medication is it? There are various side effects to different medications. One commonly seen side effect of "dry inhalers" containing steroids is fungal/candida infection of the mouth. ...Read more

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