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Exercising when Ill: Please stop. Yes. Of course a 'tepid' bath is safe. But, exercising when you are feverish? Shall we have a heart to heart about being unwise? Stubborn? When one is ill rest is indicated. The dictionary definition of rest is "to not work". In my practice i always extend that definition to: "to not work out". ...Read more
Is it bad to reuse a makep sponge. I clean them weekly but was wondering if this was bad and I should buy more sponges?
Bacteria harbor: Cosmetic sponges pick up bacteria from your hands, your skin, the environment and (ugh!) your friends if you share them. They are meant to be disposable as you cannot get them clean b washing them. On kitchen sponges bleach can be used but not w/cosmetic sponges on facial area. If you notice you have a skin/eye infection throw out your makeup &sponges. If increased skin breakouts, toss sponges! ...Read more
Psychiatric consult: Since we don't know all that goes into your obsession with wet sponges, i suggest you see a psychiatrist for evaluation and recommendations. You could have a form of obsessive compulsive disorder, and this can be treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medications as needed. You'd have opportunity to discuss these issues in detail so you get the appropriate help. Best wishes. ...Read more
Safe if used right: The Today Sponge is back! It was taken off the market years ago because the factory making it had contamination in their water source. Now it is made in a different factory and appears to be free of contamination and safe. If left in too long, however, it can cause toxic shock syndrome, just like leaving a tampon in too long. So it must be removed at least every 24 hrs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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