Daily use of baby soap on infants improves their skin quality.
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Infants have an extremely delicate skin with an inbuilt protection system that comprises mostly of lipid layers (fats). Over usage of soap (even baby soap) causes washing off of these healthy fats leaving their skin parched and prone to infection and eczema.
Cutting calluses during pedicure in diabetics can lead to gangrene.
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Diabetic foot should be cared for in an extremely delicate and hygienic manner. Even a small nick or cut can initiate an infectious process which could rapidly spread to the blood vessels and bones causing gangrene. Hence great care should be taken while performing a pedicure on a diabetic.
How far should you hold your body spray canister from your skin?
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If a body spray canister is held too close to the body (less than 6 inches), it acts as a Dermajet (a needleless injection used to push in drugs, in short pointed spurts into the layers of the skin). In this case the deodorant molecules penetrate into the dermis instead of lying on the external surface when it is sprayed from a distance lesser than the mentioned one. This leads to allergies and reactions due to the foreign body entering the surface of the skin.
Which of the following is the heaviest organ of the human body?
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The heaviest organ in our body is the skin. It can measure between 4-11 kg depending on the height and build of a person. It is the uniform layer that runs from the top of our head to the bottom of our feet and is thus also the largest organ of our body.
Excessive sweating damages the skin.
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Sweating is a natural phenomenon that helps us to remove harmful toxins from our body and also helps it to maintain an optimum body temperature. The skin is also benefitted from sweating as it helps to keep it moist and soft and prevent it from being damaged due to dryness.