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Old 04-27-2019, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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I don't think my face is very good looking, so it looks better covered up with a full beard.

I don't really like long beards, and want to trim my beard down very short.

Or, have the barber do it. I don't think he charges over $10 to trim beards, and he has a short beard himself.

I don't like to discuss it, but I do have a varicose vein on my lower lip, and the reason I have kept my beard long is that I got sick and tired of people asking me, "have you seen a doctor about that place on your lower lip?"

Of course, I have seen a skin cancer specialist about it. I am a cancer phobic and a cancer hypochondriac, who has all the tests and exams for cancer that a person my age is supposed to have.

Hemorrhoids are varicose veins, of the rectum, but normally you don't see them, unless you examine them yourself in a mirror.

Well, a vericose vein of the lip can easily be seen, but not if it is covered up by a beard.

I have done a lot of reading on treatment of varicose veins (or venous lakes to be precise), and looked at photos of the results. There are supposedly ointments for this type of varicose veins, but surgery seems to be the only real solution, and there are chances of a recurrence.

One reason I have not had surgery for this condition, is that it would most likely be considered cosmetic surgery and not covered by insurance since it is not considered a cancer risk.

Since I have grown the long beard and mustache, I have not had one single person to notice the hemorrhoid on my lower lip and ask me about it. And, that has been many years.

Reading up on varicose veins of the lip, I read one person who claimed that he, or she, had actually shrunken the vein with an ointment intended for hemorrhoids of the rectum. Was that person joking, or telling the truth?

I have reached the point, however, where I am ready to give surgery a try, because I would prefer to have my beard and mustache trimmed down short.

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Now, back to the subject of deodorant date codes. I finally was able to get thru to someone with the company that manufactures Right Guard.

The person who answered was very receptive to my questions, and listened patiently as I read off every set of code letters and numbers, as well as the UPC numbers, on the stick.

Finally, I was told that they could not determine the expiration date, but that the particular right guard stick I was inquiring about had a lifetime of 3 years.

And, I'd imagine that stick has been on my closet shelf for 3 years, so, to be on the safe side, I will not use it, and will replace the other out of date sticks with fresh ones.

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Aside from the issue of whether my deodorant sticks are out of date, or fresh (probably will not be able to find the "Right Guard" date of manufacture, if the people that make it couldn't find it, but have given some thought to a net search.

In my spam email, I have been getting ads that seem to be a lure into subscribing to what appears to be a politically oriented newspaper, which I won't name, since to me Politics is a Taboo subject, although I don't know if SAS-SP Support Forums specifically forbids the discussion of Politics and, or Religion the two main No-Nos.

Anyway, the ads to try to get you to subscribe to this newspaper, have all kinds of titles like peanut butter and banannas being very hazardous to a person's health.

And, they are also saying that some deodorants cause cancer.

Have any of you other SAS-SPers read or heard any of these claims.

My worry about using out of date deodorants has concerned me as far as whether they could cause any bodily harm, whether they would cause cancer or not.

I will say that those Mennin Speed Sticks that I thought were current, but found out were actually out of date, did keep me from having perspiration odor.

So, if there is no harm to my body from using them being out of date, I would do so, if I could find out for sure what the answer to that question is.

The Right Guard might be years out of date (I was told it was good for 3 years) because it had stickers on it saying it was a "new" version of Right Guard, but if it was "new" within the past 3 years, then it would still be OK to use.

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One deodorant stick that I recently used up was Suave 24 hour protection powder, although it says below that "invisible solid," and I have just noticed in very small print "antiperspirant deodorant," which I had not seen before while using it.

One reason I have avoided deodorants is that they make my under arms itch.

I am wondering if I am applying too much, and if applying less would reduce or eleminate the itch?

I think the itch could be due to an allergy, and I know that one way of overcoming an allergy is to use smaller amounts of an allergen over a long period of time.

I will say that it did seem like the itch did start to lessen as I used up all of the Suave.

I had wondered if Suave was marketed as a lady's deodorant, but doing some net searches I learned that while that is the case there are no real differences, as far as ingredients go, between ladies' and gentlemens' deoderants.

I have also checked out deodorants for people with sensitive skin, made a list, and gone looking on store shelves, and all of those on my list said on the label, "anti aspirant," and did not have the word "deodorant," on them.

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