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Effects of adhesives on skin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
User :   Hello?
User :   My friend is currently suffering from hair loss problems. She recently purchased a lace wig and loves the way it looks and feels so natural. But I wasn't so fond of the stuff she was using to apply the wig. Like a toupee she uses wig adhesive like MityTity and Vapo no tape adhesives and tapes to apply the wig. I heard that some adhesive contain Toulee, which is bad for health, I also say ingredients like Silicon and Ethyl Acetate as well as Latex in some of these adhesives. I don't want to dash her hopes but are these adhesives she is using okay? I had read some articles saying that consumers use these adhesives at there own risk since they haven't been tested? Are there any medically deemed and tested adhesives/tapes to apply to skin for long time use?
Doctor :   hi
User :   hello, my question is above, I only have 5 minutes so.......
Doctor :   no cosmetics does not come under medical
Doctor :   You should use this on your own risk
User :   Ah, I see... so what about people on chemotherapy who want to know the health risk of wig adhesives, can you direct me to a site?
Doctor :   for what reason she is on chemotherapy
User :   She has breast cancer
Doctor :   since how many days she is taking chemotherapy
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