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I am overweight, even though many people think I look 130, I'm 165. I am 18 years old and I hate the idea of becoming fat. I've watched too many people in my family gain weight through their lives. I'm not very coordinated, so Zumba didn't work for me. I can't run or I'll have an asthma attack.
I have acne on my face, neck, chest, shoulders, and back. I don't have a lot of money. My skin is always dry, but it's also really oily. My acne looks like blackheads on my cheeks and around my lips and pimples on my neck and cheeks and sometimes I get bumps that never reach the surface, but still swell up anyways.
I've just got my top dentures put in, 6 weeks after the extractions. They are feeling better as days go on, but I have already got sore spots. They seem to grip a bit on my upper inside lip. It pinches where there is a stringy bit of skin above the front teeth.
To relieve the 'saline burn' when using a sinus rinse just add a pinch of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) to the mix. I got this from my GP.
Why do my dentures make my gums sore? I am not able to eat with them. They make me feel sick.
I have this infected ingrown toenail for almost a month. I can barely walk or wear closed toe shoes. When it gets hit it hurts like crazy. I think the nail is growing underneath, but can't get the nail out, so that I can put a cotton under it. What can I do about it? I don't want a nail surgery either.
I had my hair chemically straightened (Matrix Opti Soft) by a salon. On my way home I accidentally spilt a tiny but of water on the ends of a small section. I wiped it off as soon as possible. 5 days later I washed my hair for the first time. I then had fried and curly ends, where I can only guess, I dropped the water. I put a treatment on, but it did not fix it.So I went to a salon and had my hair cut all over to remove the dead ends, and cut out the above said frizz. It was all gone and no more frizz. Washed my hair again, and now it's back. Same section of hair! Help?
Be it for winter dry skin, sunburn or a rash, I rely on this concoction to give me hours of relief from intensely itchy skin. I grind oatmeal and dried rosemary leaves and store in a large mason jar until the time I need it.
I got a body perm last week, but have no body at all. I have very fine hair and it's thin on top. I would like to get a regular perm right away. Is it too soon after the body perm? I use a semi-permanent color from Sally's. I need advise.
After reading hundreds of web pages and articles, I came across a site that kind of described my symptoms. I found out it was similar to summer ear. Then, after scouting around, I decided to try this.
I have had my full set for over a year now and it seems like the jaw bone and top ridge are really sore sometimes. There are no gum abrasions at all. The bite seems pretty good, they come together well. The bone pain though is beginning to trouble me. I just went for a checkup recently and the doc said it all looks good. I have one spot that feels like a bad bruise, but she didn't think it was anything. What could it be or what can I do about it?
I have put a perm in my hair. I used hair color, but it has been a few weeks. I put the perm in my hair, used sponge rollers, and did as the instructions said. Now my hair is fried. I comb my hair and pieces of hair break off.
I got my perm in August and now the ends of my hair are fluffy. My hair used to be fine, but now the ends are coarse, what do I do? Please help!
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I got my teeth pulled both upper and lower over 3 months ago and have had my new dentures for 1 week. The bottoms seem to be OK, but I am having trouble with the uppers. Small areas are sore so I am trying Orajel. My real problem is my plate in the roof of my mouth seems really thick. My speech is really impaired. Much more than my friend said her speech was when she got her dentures. Can it be thinned out?
Does anyone know how to keep makeup off of your blouse collars? I am only able to wear a white blouse or sweater one time because of this.
Does perming affect the hair which will grow after the perming is over?
I used rose gold hair color by Loreal and it came out grayish. Help!
I have wavy hair which is quite frizzy and difficult to manage. The front fringes don't look good because they turn wavy and look really weird moreover it is very difficult for they are rough.
I just bought fleece fabric to make rice pack cover, but neglected to check fabric content. Must it be 100% cotton to be used in microwave?
I recently got my hair permed, like literally about 10 or so hours ago. When we finished I noticed my left side of the hair didn't take the curl shape as much, it looked more like a wavy curl.
I dyed my hair a dark auburn color, but I only got tints of it here and there and I hate it. I'd like to try going a dark blonde, but I'm not sure whether I need to strip the other color out or if I can just dye the blonde over it.
I got my top denture in May. Now it is too wide and cutting into my cheek. Is there anyway I can fix this myself? I can't afford to go have it relined or get a new set at the moment and my jaw is so sore I can't put my dentures in.
What is the most effective way to get rid of pimple in just a day. All I have here is tomato, garlic, and honey. Please help me. I don't want to go on a vacation with this nasty big pimple in my nose.
It was my fool attempt to cleaning out my facial hairs in order to make my face smooth and more fine than before, but sadly it turned worse. Now it is not smooth, but it is more rough and has more ingrown hairs.
I just got my dentures yesterday. I have both upper and lower dentures. Would it be okay to get use to them one at a time? Like lowers first than uppers? Especially when eating. I tried a banana first. It was not pretty.
Right now I've been trying to grow my hair out long and natural, but I have dyed my hair a lot of times in the past. Once I dyed it red, so it still gets the little red tint sometimes.
I have natural red/auburn hair it's beautiful and I thought I would dye my underlayer a dark brown for fun and it turned out basically black. It is permanent Garnier Olvia hair dye.
It's a bit long winded so please bare with me on this. I shower every morning before work around 6am. I always use deodorant and aftershave. For a good few hours or so I smell great and feel fresh.
I purchased Derma Wand and have been using it for a couple of weeks and have noticed a particular smell that I really dislike. Is this normal? I have also noticed unusual headaches....
I've had an upper denture for 4 years, no problems very good fit, and comfortable. Now they are so tight I have terrible pain and have to remove them several times a day. Any advice? My dentist says I should be glad they fit so good.
I had my first perm in the beginning of February, so it's been about 8 months. At this point it's in the transition of "loosening up" or "expiring." My hair is naturally thick and harder to perm, according to my stylist.
I just watched a tutorial on Bantu Knot Outs, which caught my attention, but I wonder if there are other ways out there that could do the same and last as long? I already have a "curly" perm, but I want to maintain it.
I come from a tropical country when I was a kid. I remember at school the teacher would make us rub lime with baking soda, that used to work very well!
I use treatments like oils, eggs, etc. After I wash off these treatments, my hair is worse. What can I do?
I wear a full set of dentures and I want to learn to play the Blues Harmonica. Is there a secret in learning without having to glue the top dentures in?
What makes the ear to itch that ends up irritating it?
I dyed my hair extensions a box dye intense red copper. I want more of a coppery orange color. How do I achieve this?
Many studies now show that sitting is as bad a health risk as smoking! Sometimes you have to sit so I keep a kitchen timer on my desk to stand up every 20 minutes and move around.
What are some home remedies of getting rid of tangles, frizz, and dryness of hair?
Okay so my boy fell and cut himself in a parking lot filled with glass. I was worried if he had a piece of glass inside. So I checked his cut and can't clearly see if something is there.
I have sensitive ears and need to wear sensitive solutions earrings, but even when I wear those my ears are red, itching, and peeling. What can I do?
When I get books from the library, I use a spray bottle with vinegar and spray the book and wipe it down with a paper towel. The vinegar kills germs and you can see a lot of dirt removed on the paper towel.
I have been reading a lot and it seems like everything I am feeling is normal, however, no one really has stated how long new dentures hurt.
I recently read a medical research report stating that hand sanitizers are only about 60% as effective as washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. However, a hand sanitizer is better than nothing!
I had a bad case of athlete's foot that no medication would resolve. Out of desperation, I used moxa smoke for 5 minutes and resolved it completely and permanently until now, 5 years later.
I use to buy Colgate mouthwash, but it became to expensive. To save money, I purchased Walmart Equate Equate Original Flavor Antiseptic Mouth rinse and a bottle of hydrogen peroxide at 88 cents. I mix the liquids half and half.
I hope to go gray someday but not just now. I don't like commitment so I use Natural Instincts and need to touch up roots every 4-6 weeks. The overlap just gets darker and darker.
I am 14 years old, in my freshman year of high school and I don't shave. I really want to, more than anything. I'm always too afraid to ask though. I hate when it's hot because I have to wear shorts.
My hair dresser dyed my hair way darker than I wanted. I don't want to go back. Can I lighten it at home? I can't stand the sight of myself in the mirror. I just wanted to go a touch warmer than what I'd been doing a light brown more carmel.
I got a wave perm last week. After I shower, my hair still feels dry, and is extremely tangled to the point where I have to start combing it out, and the hair is almost impossible to comb.
My age is 65 years, I have been a sports man and athlete my whole life. I regularly used to drink alcohol. I was a regular victim of cramps, sometimes in the back while reversing the car.
I am a natural redhead. I dyed my hair chocolate brown but it came out dark brown, almost black. I managed to get it to fade a little bit, but not much. My red hair and old highlights are slowly coming through.
I have rebond my hair once a year for the past few years. I can't just cut it without re-bonding, because then my hair becomes frizzy at the place where I tie my hair.
I put a red in my hair, it looks a little orange. How can I tone it down (darken it) at home?
I had all my teeth pulled 5 weeks ago. Is it too soon for an impressions to be made for conventional dentures?
I have had all my uppers pulled and received my dentures immediately about 5 years ago. I had no trouble at all with them.
What are the products I can use for fleas and for lice in human hair?
What techniques would I learn during hair extension training?
I have severe kyphosis (hunchback.) Any tips for dealing with this disability?
My legs are so sore from leg cramps at night and my hands also. There are not many meds I can take as I have a very bad stomach, and tons of allergies.
I recently found a body scrub online that's made from coffee and oils that I wanted to try, but the price is upwards of $30 a bag! I decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own.
I am suffering from hair loss so please give me advise how to stop this and also some food and home remedies as well.
Howdy all, I recently found out that my body is too acidic, and that is probably a lot of the reason for my health problems. I've done research, but didn't find much. Is there a way that I can reduce the acidity in my body and bring it back to a normal pH level?
If you are trying lose weight, before you do anything with food, stick a piece of gum in your mouth! That why you will not "taste" the food to see if it is good!
I have frizzy hair from the roots. No matter how much conditioner i leave in my hair it is still dry and frizzy. I think my hair is damaged by chemicals. I had it dyed once and permed it quite a lot of times. I think that is what causes it to be dry and frizzy.
What herbs/oils can be helpful for COPD, when inhaled by nose?
I bleached my hair 3 months ago and then dyed it 4 times after that, as my hair was looking yellow and I didn't like it at all. Then today I asked my aunt who is a hair dresser to perm my hair to make it curly, but after the 10 minutes that perm was left on my head, my long hair burnt.
I'm 27 years old and I've had flat facial warts since I was a 14. I also have them on my neck and hands. My dermatologist froze them with nitrogen a couple of times, but it didn't work. I tried banana peel, duct tape, and tea tree oil; nothing works.
I've had my skin tag all my life and woke this morning to see it had turned black. I went on with my everyday tasks and got changed because I was going to go to the doctor's to get it checked out, but then once I put my t-shirt on it came off.
I am allergenic to chigger bites. I found how to kill them on me quickly.
I had a perm and it did not work. My hair is frizzy and dry like wool. It takes a long time to dry and then it is lank and dull. Is this because of my medication or due to an over processed perm?
I always keep some of those Capri Sun juice packs on hand for the neighborhood kids. We live on a lake and there's always children going by.
I have terrible dry skin. I am itching all the time, it is just horrible! I talked to my new doctor about it and decided to share her advice with all of you. It really does work and no pills!
Look for any liquid soap that is inexpensive to use as a refill to your hand soap dispensers. I've found liquid bubble bath and shampoos that are much cheaper per ounce than the prepackaged liquid soap refills.
I dyed my hair with Garnier deep reddish brown it is very dark and very red. I have reds in my hair because I have used them a few years now, mostly mahogany. I would like a more warm tone as I am getting older and my skin is paler.
My skin is a wreck from not taking good care and too much sun. Not even sure how to care for it at night anymore or products to use. Any ideas?
I have a problem with recurring staph infections from cellulitis. Does anyone have a solution using a strong poultice?
I have been having problems with breathing. My nose seems to be stuffed pretty much from the inside, but when I blow my nose, there is nothing there, no mucus, just something I could not detect. My nose remains blocked at all times and it makes me desperate during the day and also during the night.