A 41-year-old female asked:
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can topical ointments that have ingredients like green tea, caffine, ginseng and we apply them onto our skin can these ingredients get into bloodstrea?

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Dr. Saif Fatteh
9 years experience Pediatric Dermatology
A certain percentage: A certain percentage of topical ointments will enter the body. The % depends on the ointment and the person and the location on the person.
Answered on May 3, 2014

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