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Washing (Overview)

As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the severity of the reaction.


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Is it okay washing my body twice a day?

Is it okay washing my body twice a day?

Yes: Avoid too much hot water as it makes the skin dry. Appy moisturizing creams liberally after bath. Taking bath itself is a good means if hydrating your skin. ...Read more

Washing (Overview)

As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the severity of the reaction.


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What is the proper hair washing procedure?

What is the proper hair washing procedure?

Lather : Apply the shampoo to wet scalp , lather , leave on for at least a few minutes , then wash out can repeat if necessary. ...Read more

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Why is washing your face beneficial to health?

Why is washing your face beneficial to health?

Healthy skin: Healthy skin is beautiful skin. Washing your face is an important part of a good skin care regimen. You should use a gentle cleanser which is matched to your skin type. Make sure you use a sunblock as well. Your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist can recommend the best product for you. I recommend skinmedica products in my practice as the most effective product line on the market. ...Read more

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What is the most ideal frequency of washing your face?

What is the most ideal frequency of washing your face?

Never: My own insight is that the face be rinsed to get dust off but, absent obvious grime, soap is not indicated. The reason is that the facial skin secretes oils with antibacterial qualities. I wonder if we are only species with a social habit of face washing. The most beautiful facial skin i ever saw was a german woman who threw cold water on her face each morning. ...Read more

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After washing a baby's hair, is it better to blow dry it or let it air dry?

After washing a baby's hair, is it better to blow dry it or let it air dry?

Air dry: Blow dryers can be too hot for babies. If it has a cool setting that is fine but usually it is not necessary. ...Read more

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Could not washing on your tops after you've sweated in them cause back spots?

Could not washing on your tops after you've sweated in them cause back spots?

Not common: Your pediatrician should be able to help you with examining those spots. Usually sweating or wearing clothes that have dried sweat on it will not increase more spots to form. Depending on the type of spots you have, the color, whether their flat or raise, whether they are pigmented or not pigmented, will determine the answer to your question of what it could be. So start there. Also, your doctor can take pictures of the spots, and keep that on your medical record. ...Read more

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My hair is getting oily i don't know why even after a day or two of washing it ?

Are you using : Heavy sprays or gels? Sometime that encourages oil production. Overwashing will too as will over conditioning your hair. Also make sure the water temperature is not too hot. Best. ...Read more

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Is washing face after using computer for so long can make your vision deggrade ?

Is washing face after using computer for so long can make your vision deggrade ?

Not usually: Neither using a computer nor washing your face affects the eye much, other than by means of surface irritation. If you get soap in the eye while washing your face, the eye can be irritated. If you were using the computer beforehand, there may have been some surface drying that made the eye more irritable, so the soap may have been more uncomfortable than usually, and affecting vision form tears. ...Read more

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What does washing detergent allergic reactions look like , and what can cure it?

What does washing detergent allergic reactions look like , and what can cure it?

RAISED RED SPOTS: CLOSE TOGETHER, INDURATED AND ITCHY. STOP DETERGENT USE, MY APPLY BENADRYL (diphenhydramine) OR CALAMINE LOTION. CAN USE ORAL BENADRYL (diphenhydramine) BUT MAY MAKE YOU SLEEPY. ...Read more