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Doctor insights on: Talcum Powder Uses

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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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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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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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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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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?

Sometimes: The world health organization classifies talc that contains asbestos as a carcinogen and talc without asbestos as not yet classifiable. Several studies have shown an increase in ovarian cancer with talc use as high as 300% after daily use for 25 years. The problem is that some talc contains asbestos and some does not and the label does not have to disclose that it is present. Best to avoid it. ...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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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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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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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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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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What can be done about itching in skin folds? The itching is more intense when bathing in warm water. Medicated talcum powder gives only temporary relief. Antibiotic ointments only seem to make it worse. Cortisone cream has no effect one way or the other.

What can be done about itching in skin folds? The itching is more intense when bathing in warm water. Medicated talcum powder gives only temporary relief. Antibiotic ointments only seem to make it worse. Cortisone cream has no effect one way or the other.

If: If there is no skin breakdown or rash, keeping a skin fold dry and as free of moisture as you can is a good start. If there is skin breakdown you may have a secondary infection or fungal rash and may need to see a physician. ...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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Can I use baby powder for my jock itch?

Can I use baby powder for my jock itch?

Yes: You can use it. But it won't help much. Jock it is a fungal infection and you need an anti fungal medication to get rid of it, ...Read more

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Can I use baby powder on my baby's skin?

Can I use baby powder on my baby's skin?

Yes: Baby powder is a simple & effective product. I prefer the non-starch materials. Placing starch on the moist skin of a baby is like setting out food for germs. Beware that babies have developed pneumonia when they inhaled quantities of talcum powder in a changing table accident. Like any effective product can cause problems when not used correctly. ...Read more

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Can you use garlic powder for toothache?

Can you use garlic powder for toothache?

Never heard of this: Herbal treatments such as oil of clove and other home remedies generally are ubtundant treatments that will sooth an area only. You may feel better in the short term, but there is an underlying issue that will need to be addressed. Seeing a dentist to identify the problem and course of treatment is your best option. It may just be a simple needed filling. Don't wait too long. ...Read more

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How healthy is it to use pure lidocaine powder?

How healthy is it to use pure lidocaine powder?

Lidocaine Powder: Hmmm, using Lidocaine for non-medical purposes (like cutting cocaine) is very stupid and likely to have bad consequences. Lidocaine can have a direct, lethal effect on the heart and CNS in sufficient quantities. Don't use it except as directed by a doc. ...Read more

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For women, is it safe and good to use baby powder down below.?

For women, is it safe and good to use baby powder down below.?

Corn starch: If you want to use powder on your genitals use a product with corn starch rather than talc. Talcum powder might cause cancer of the ovaries. It's not a big risk, but as long as there's a good alternative it's probably wise not to use talcum powder. ...Read more

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Can we use baking powder instead of baking soda when treating on underarms?

Baking powder: I would not. And costs more. What are you treating. Lets do 2nd opinion for better help. ...Read more

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Is baking powder is gud for tooths. If s den tel me how to use. If not den tel me d disadvantages of using it.?

Is baking powder is gud for tooths. If s den tel me how to use. If not den tel me d disadvantages of using it.?

Toothpaste: Baking soda is very abrasive and rough on teeth like sandpaper is to wood. While baking soda is good at removing external stains, it can cause excessive toothbrush abrasion ...Read more

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What is the medical use of heroin? How often is it used nowadays? Do medical circles use it in powder form? Please, answer all of these questions. Thx

Answer questions: It is hard to answer all these questions. If you can, please go online and learn about heroin. If you don't have a computer for this please go to the nearest Library and they will point you in the right direction.

Once you have read some of the information feel free to discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a medicinal use for bismuth powder?

What is a medicinal use for bismuth powder?

Bismuth: To treat diarrhea, as in pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) gases, stomach ulcers. ...Read more

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Is collagen powder drink safe and effective to use?

Is collagen powder drink safe and effective to use?

TripToTheGlueFactory: If you want to ingest something of dubious benefit that is produced from the hoofs of animals (and other tasty animal products)go ahead, it won't harm you if it's produced according to the usual health regulations. But don't put too much value on it other than as a source of a protein complex that will be broken down in the stomach and then absorbed. Always ask "will this make it to where I want it? " ...Read more

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What is the powder that doctors use that puts you to sleep?

What is the powder that doctors use that puts you to sleep?

Hmmm...: I didn't know that The Sandman had a medical degree. Truth be told, there's no certain powder that we use to put people to sleep. ...Read more

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Will constipation have any longterm effect? I use lactofibre powder every day.

Will constipation have any longterm effect? I use lactofibre powder every day.

See MD/Gastro: People mean different things re constipation, and not just matter of frequency or harness of stool. Straining can lead to hemorrhoids and fissures, also may develop diverticulas, or worse symptoms leading to obstipation/impacted stool. Thus would be sure to followup with your MD to review meds/diet and rule out other causes for constipation such as hypothyroid, milk allergies, etc. ...Read more