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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Nothing: I do not reccommend it.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience in General Practice
Variety of things: Witch hazel is a well used home remedy (when i was a kid, a bottle of distilled was in every medicine cabinet). The herb is astringent and anti-infla ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience in Family Medicine
For what?: If you are asking about external hemorrhoids-yes
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Only to be used externally and frequent use can lead to a skin reaction or dermatitis. I do not recommend witch hazel at all.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pronay not: You need a good acne cleanser and the matching toner to go along with it. Oddly enough you probably need a moisturizer too. A good esthetician can hel ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Lechtman
29 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes..: I'm told by my patients that it's similar to a c section.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: Anything with witch hazel and alcohol should be avoided when used on one's bottom. Also avoid lanolin for adult use.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das answered
53 years experience in Plastic Surgery
NO: Medicaid does not pay for procedures which are not neccessary for medical reason.Usually tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
19 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Varies: Tummy tuck cost will vary by geographic location. The price ranges between $6500-$10000 depending on the extent of the tummy tuck.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
25 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: No one can tell you that anything is 100% safe in pregnancy, because there is no way to conduct the type of research required to say that. But i'm ver ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
11 years experience in Family Medicine
Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Alcohol-free kind: There are many witch hazel products, but you want an alcohol-free one for hemorrhoids or it will burn. Thayer's has several kinds that you can get at ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: As many as necessary. If symptoms continue, see your doctor.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some...: This astringent preparation has been exclusively used to constrict skin pores to make skin smoother; so its use for hemorrhoids may induce similar eff ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Probably: I'm sure someone has, since it seems to have been tried on virtually everything by someone. However, stasis dermatitis is caused by sluggish blood flo ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience in Family Medicine
I doubt it.: I don't know why witch hazel would be of help. It is best you consult a doctor who can make a proper examination and make an actualy diagnosis about w ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Stasis: Although extensive work has been completed in the study of treatment of venous ulcers, no large, well-controlled trials examine the treatment of stasi ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Neither works well: Both will disappoint you. This is the 21st century, you've worked hard, and you have a right to someting effective. I start with topical Clindamycin w ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Costly: Depend on what you think is costly. Depends also on the benefit you get from the surgery.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience in General Surgery
A natural astringent: Witch hazel is a very effective natural astringent (substance that tends to shrink tissues when applied topically) to treat symptoms of external hemor ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Agullo
19 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Moderate pain: Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are painful mainly because the abdominal muscles are repaired. Pain is usually well controlled with medications. Count on a ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience in General Practice
Yes: Witch hazel is a well used home remedy (when i was a kid, a bottle of distilled was in every medicine cabinet). The herb is astringent and anti-infla ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Probably: There is no pregnancy category for it.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sometimes: For some people the high tannins can have anti inflammatory effects, reduce irritation, balance ph, and reduce the bacteria that causes acne. It does ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Dr. Gary Tuma answered
24 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Pain: The operation is uncomfortable but most surgeries are. The operation wll remove stretcatks that are below the belly button. Not all the stretch marks ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Witch hazel is a strong antioxidant and astringent (causes contraction of tissues) applied externally to sores, bruises, and swelling. Based on the co ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Allergic reaction: In the form of a dermatitis if used regularly in 60 -70 % of people.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
People have varying: Responses and experiences after vasectomy. Ur symptoms are not uncommon at this stage in ur recovery.Call ur urlogist right away if u experience incre ... Read More

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