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does dettol cause the skin to be darken

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Dettol soap on face : Dettol soap is not formulated for use on the face, although like you, a lot of people use it for facial cleansing. It may have caused inflammation and ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Dettol: No
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience Dermatology
Dettol soap: No, Dettol soap does not darken the skin
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
I'm not aware of any: Studies on point. The active ingredient in dettol, chloroxylenol (4-chloro, 3, 5 dimethylphenol), has been around a long time & has a broad spectrum o ... Read More
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Commonest cause: Of alopecia, the fancy name for their falling out, is poor diet resulting in vitamin deficiency.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: A person should get a Tdap booster shot if he hasn't gotten a Tdap shot in the last 10 years. The Tdap shot protects him from Tetanus, Diphtheria, and ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dorelle Lucille Kirsten
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Leg injury: If your home remedies are not working and your leg is swelling please elevate your leg and see a doctor tomorrow
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A male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: Clinically, you may have acute contact dematitis from dettol - an antiseptice soap. So, stop its use and try applying topical hydrocortisone 1% cream ... Read More
A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Chemical burn: Dettol is just a brand name - not sure which liquid it was, a topical body wash or a stronger disinfectant for the household. Regardless, it sounds li ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: but you don't want the skin to get too dry, so seek a balance

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