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A 20-year-old female asked:

Isopropyl alcohol irritated my sensitive skin. i used an acne treatment that had 91% in it and made my two pimples look like big discolored bug bites!?

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Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 54 years experience
Irritant reaaction: Although isopropyl alcohol is an excellent agent as an antibacterial, it is very drying because of its high alchol content. Care must be taken in its use on skin.

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Last updated Apr 2, 2016

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