8 Things You Should Never Do Before a Doctor’s Appointment

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By The Captain February 3, 2020

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Don’t use deodorant before a mammogram

It might seem strange to many, but radiologists highly recommend women no to use deodorants and antiperspirants when they come in for a mammogram.

The main reason behind this request is that most deodorants and powders contain aluminum. This chemical element prevents sweat ducts and perspiration, but it also prevents you from getting an accurate mammogram by looking similar to breast calcification and giving a false positive test.

Without deodorant, doctors can get a clean image they can use to assess a patient’s health condition.

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Don’t get manicure or pedicure before a dermatologist appointment

Nails are very good indicators of your health. More often than not, subtle signs on your nails can indicate underlying issues such as heart ailments, anaemia, and diabetes.

For this reason, it’s important to keep them polish free because the polish and the chemicals in its componence may interfere with the dermatologist’s ability to spot any clues and signals and give a correct evaluation.

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