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is it safe to use baking soda on your face

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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NO: NO- nonsense
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Both work the same: Baking powder, baking soda, and white flour are white in color, and will make one's face look whiter during the time that these white substances are o ... Read More
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Colorism: Physicians don't recommend either for face whitening. The more important question is why do you want to lighten your skin? Has your life been affecte ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Probably ok: From your description it sounds like the amount was less than dangerous - but if you feel bad in throat or chest, do go to an ER. It's not dangerous i ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Despain
36 years experience Dermatology
No: Not long term no way.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
Maybe: I don't know what you have but if you want to neutralize the effect of a weak base then take a weak acid like ascorbic acid (vitamin C) or citric acid ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Face mask burn: It is not likely that you received a burn, but more likely you are sensitive or allergic to something in the face mask product. You can use aloe crea ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Infection: Sounds like you need an antibiotic. Do not try to squeeze the pimple, use soap and water to keep area clean and go see a doctor to prescribe an antib ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
????????????????????: Where did you come up with that ? I would avoid such concoctions and seek the advice of your doc after they examine your skin. I find nothing in the i ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably not: Retin A will definitely dry your face out more. It can be very irritating to some skin. I would suggest a very gentle moisturizer.
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Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Allergic reaction: Looks like you might be allergic to the tooth paste. May want to consider not using it anymore. If the rash worsens and you start wheezing, contact ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Yes, but it may dry out the skin. It can be used to relieve the itch if present.
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