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If I use african black soap while taking Accutane will the soap counteract the medicines job in the long run? Maybe with the soaps oils?

If I use african black soap while taking Accutane will the soap counteract the medicines job in the long run? Maybe with the soaps oils?

No: Use any skin cleanser which is not drying or irritating. You will need something for dry skin, especially for your lips and possibly inside your nose. Don't spend a lot of money on soap because you just need something not too caustic. Ask your dermatologist for samples. ...Read more

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I had the scabies infection an I think there gone but I still have the bumps on my penus an the skin is pealing what should I do and how do I make them go away an I have used permethrin cream an African black soap?

I had the scabies infection an I think there gone but I still have the bumps on my penus an the skin is pealing what should I do and how do I make them go away an I have used permethrin cream an African black soap?

Healing takes time : the itching can continue for weeks after treatment and peeling is normal. Try a calamine lotion and over the counter antihistamines such as Zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching. Also a topical hydrocortisone cream can be helpful for itching. Vaseline can help with peeling. Remember to repeat the treatment in about 2 weeks and treat your family members as well. ...Read more

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I'm 20 years old and I've dealt with acne most of my life. I can't pay for high intense care treatment. I use African Black Soap. What do you prefer?

I'm 20 years old and I've dealt with acne most of my life. I can't pay for high intense care treatment. I use African Black Soap. What do you prefer?

Acne treatment: Most teenagers (80%) have acne. It's a right of passage to adulthood and has variable expression in different people. You can check out different websites on treatment. www.mayoclinic.com and www.johnshopkins.com. There are good OTC treatments (benzoyl peroxide) to start. Hospital clinics have sliding fee scales. There is hope for you. Don't give up! ...Read more

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I just bought black African soap and I wanted to know if it is ok to use on my vagina , I do know not to let it enter my canal. ?

I just bought black African soap and I wanted to know if it is ok to use on my vagina , I do know not to let it enter my canal. ?

Be Gentle: Your vagina has very sensitive skin that is particularly vulnerable to chemical compounds. A pure fragrance Free hypo-allergenic soap is best (externally only). And yes, please do not use soap inside your vagina. This is not a good idea and can lead to other problems. ...Read more

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Can black soap help eczema? Can raw shea butter help eczema?

Can black soap help eczema? Can raw shea butter help eczema?

Some help: Tar soaps have been used for eczema for a hundred years or more and can be mildly helpful for itching and the outbreak, but can be noisome cosmetically. Shea butter can be helpful by providing a lipid based moisturizing routine, but there are more elegant options that moisturize and heel skin barrier function to help eczema like the Cerave line and others. ...Read more

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I am using epiduo on my face and back and i was cleansing with aftican black soap now i have a big itchy dark spot on multiple spots on my back... What could it be? and what type of soap could i use best with the epiduo for my body acne?

I am using epiduo on my face and back and i was cleansing with aftican black soap now i have a big itchy dark spot on multiple spots on my back... What could it be? and what type of soap could i use best with the epiduo for my body acne?

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Hypoallergenic noncomedogenic soaps and moisturizers may help (check the sensitive skin section of the pharmacy). ...Read more