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When To Use Mouth Wash?

Dr. Mithunesh Sayasikamal 90% (1463 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Betul
When To Use Mouth Wash?

Rinse your mouth with an alchohol-free mouth wash after every meal to avoid the formation of bacteria.

Should You Wash Your Eyes Daily?

Dr. Pradeep M Sheth 90% (351 ratings)
M.S. Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Vadodara
Should You Wash Your Eyes Daily?

Often many patients who visit wash their eyes daily with water based on the practice followed by their ancestors or other family members and friends.

Is this necessary? Let’s understand.

The idea behind washing eyes with water appears to be to clean the eyes and remove dust/dirt, feel fresh and cool in hot weather etc.

The fact is, eyes clean themselves every minute through tear exchange during blinking which happens about 12-16 times per minute and so there is no need for additional cleaning. To feel cool in hot weather, one can always clean face with their eyes closed

Is there any harm in washing?

Yes. The tear fluid has a special composition friendly for the eye surface. Its pH, osmolarity, antimicrobial property, etc. gets disturbed by putting water or drops in the eyes. Water coming down from the overhead tank into tap or wash basin may be containing bacteria, fungus, parasites, etc. of serious nature. It can also contain other impurities. So there can be a risk of infections or irritation of the eye.

So eyes should never be washed?

The only situation when eye should be profusely washed with water or any sterile liquid like sodium chloride bottle is when some chemical falls in the eye. Do not wait for anything and wash the affected eye with lot of water even before contacting a doctor. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hand wash

Dr. Arun R 88% (756 ratings)
MD - Microbiology, MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Hand wash
Handwash every time before you have a meal or after touching unclean items is the greatest way of keeping free of infection.
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HAIR WASH AND CARE.

Dr. Elizabeth 92% (3464 ratings)
MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
HAIR WASH AND CARE.
1. Massage scalp thoroughly twice a week to enhance root microcirculation.
2. Wash scalp thrice a week.
3. Use mild shampoos or washing agents.
4. Dont comb wet hair.
5. Dont tie up wet hair.
6. Let hair dry naturally.
7. Avoid use of hair dryers and blow dryers.
8. Dry hair and detangle with a wide toothed comb.
9. Trim hair regularly to get rid of split ends.
10. Dont tie up hair too tightly.
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Which Face Wash Should I Use?

Dr. Rajan 87% (29 ratings)
MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Which Face Wash Should I Use?

This is a common question asked by people suffering from pimples.

  • For someone who is prone to pimples or who has just finished treatment it is important to use specific face washes as a preventive factor. A number of articles are written on the subject and several face washes and anti-acne bars are promoted by the media as well as the medical profession for treating acne/pimples.
  • For a person who is under medication for pimples would use tablets, creams and gels to keep the skin dry and prevent pimples. So face washes containing drying agents like Salicylic acid or glycolic acid will be beneficial as it would support the treatment. Do not use face washes or soaps containing moisturising substances and glycerine as they would add more oil to the skin.
  • After treatment of pimples is over from the doctor, it is better to continue using the drying face washes so that pimple causing bacteria do not accumulate on the skin.
  • For people who would not want to spend much on costly facewashes for a long period, using any non-moisturising soap will also do. This is because the substances contained in soaps/bars/gels/face washes etc. remain in contact for not more than 15-20 seconds on the skin.
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Soap Vs Hand Wash- What Should You Wash Your Hands with?

Dr. Rohit Batra 86% (238 ratings)
MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Soap Vs Hand Wash- What Should You Wash Your Hands with?

Soap vs hand wash- what should you wash your hands with?

You might be using both - soaps and hand washes, without understanding what is better for your hands. But you may still not be sure as to what to use for washing your hands. Here's a lowdown on these two.

1. Moisturising aspect

Bar soaps not only wash away dirt but also reduce the moisture content of your skin. Soaps that act as deodorants strip away important oils, giving rise to instances of skin irritation. Furthermore, most bar soaps tend to have higher ph levels with very few on the lower side. Liquid soaps or hand washes, on the other hand, come with moisturisers that prevent your skin from becoming very oily or dry.

2. Presence of bacteria

Due to its reusable nature, bar soaps may be home to a number of bacteria. But since the organisms get rinsed off with the suds, it is improbable that bacteria will get transferred to your hands. The pump or squeeze mechanisms of hand washes reduce the chances of you coming in contact with bacteria.

3. Exercise of control in its use

With bar soaps, you tend to waste less as you stop applying soap on your body once you see lather forming. This does not happen with hand washes, the latter gets used a lot as you may not know the right amount of use, and end up squeezing out more than the you need.

Whether you prefer to use soaps or hand washes, it's a matter of personal choice. Depending on your needs, you can opt for either of the two.

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Tip: 6 Main Reasons Skin Hyperpigmentation is Very Common in India

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Hi. Please suggest. In morning powder or paste which is well to get mouth wash? I want to know and which brand?

Dr. Navdeep Singh Khurana 86% (30 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Amritsar
Hi. Please suggest. In morning powder or paste which is well  to get mouth wash? I want to know and which brand?
Paste is definitely better than powder as tooth powder is more abrasive and will abrade the teeth. Use mouth wash half an hour after brushing. Clohex ADS is good.
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Which body wash is better for a skin for brightening. I want to know the importance of body wash. Tell me the better body wash brand.

Dr. Kuldeep Singh 91% (2041 ratings)
MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
Which body wash is better for a skin for brightening. I want to know the importance of body wash. Tell me the better ...
Hello, it really depends on your skin type. Body wash works just like a soap but it gives better cleaning because it is used with a loofa. Body shop products are very very good. They have body scrubs for dry skin and shea butter body wash is very good for dry skin.
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Hello there, I am Ajay. I am currently on Finasteride 1 mg. Does shampooing hair everyday will cause hair loss? "I wash my hair everyday only when my hair gets oily otherwise I will wash every alternate day" "Currently I am using ketoconazole & Zinc pyrithione shampoo" Please suggest me regarding this. Thanking you in advance.

Dr. Narasimhalu C.R.V. 94% (42131 ratings)
MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Hello there, I am Ajay. I am currently on Finasteride 1 mg. Does shampooing hair everyday will cause hair loss? "I wa...
No. You are suffering from hormonal changes causing Androgenetic alopecia causing hair fall. It's completely stoppable even regrowth of hair is possible with certain medications without any side effects. Treatment depends on the grade of hair loss. So, it's a must for diagnosing which grade, you are in for an effective treatment. Please meet me in my clinic or do direct personal online consultation by sending photos for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.
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My face was damaged by using the face wash. Tell me how to use such washes or any alternative methods for it.

Dr. Swapan Debnath 92% (7301 ratings)
B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
My face was damaged by using the face wash. Tell me how to use such washes or any alternative methods for it.
wait body will recover. use below Medicine German reckeweg carbo veg 200, single dose (4-5 drops in mouth) morning. buy medicine from good homoeopathic shop. food green coconut daily for 3 weeks mixed fruit juice daily evening. please continue treatment.
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