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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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What's the difference between black soap and sulfur soap. And what are their purpose.

Compare: Read the labels. The difference will be evident when you compare the ingredients

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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.

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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).

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I cant get rid of my forehead acne! I have tried alot of acne spot treatments, toothpaste, cinammon with honey, and black soap. I'm 18 yeard old, female. Please help, im stressing out, I never had acne till I turn 17 but it wasn't bad and it would go away b

I cant get rid of my forehead acne! I have tried alot of acne spot treatments, toothpaste, cinammon with honey, and black soap. I'm 18 yeard old, female. Please help, im stressing out, I never had acne till I turn 17 but it wasn't bad and it would go away b

Toothpaste: I don't know who starts this hoax, but toothpaste can badly damage your skin. As you have experienced, OTC's, off label applications (like using toothpaste on forehead instead of teeth), and Internet "solutions" are at best worthless, at worst harmful. For best treatment please see a skin specialist, a Dermatologist. They treat problems like yours all day every day. See a Pro.

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I used an antibacterial black soap on my face to get rid of acne and my skin didn't react to well to it. Two days later my skin started to peel off. Then im getting these facial scabs that really burn. I'm using aloe vera right now but it dosent seem to work

I used an antibacterial black soap on my face to get rid of acne and my skin didn't react to well to it. Two days later my skin started to peel off. Then im getting these facial scabs that really burn. I'm using aloe vera right now but it dosent seem to work

1st/2nd degree burn: You describe a first or deep first or superficial second degree burn from using the soap. Just like a sun burn it takes time to heal. Usually 7-10 days if not infected. Keep the area clean, try not to touch it, wash your hands frequently, and let your skin heal. Topical antibiotics like neosporin or bactroban (mupirocin) aid in the healing without promoting infection.

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I am african american, and I have oily bumpy skin. What brand of soaps are good?

I am african american, and I have oily bumpy skin. What brand of soaps are good?

Healthtap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines.

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Hives all over my back/chest/face after I shower or have a bath for the last 10 years? Have tried multiple hypoallergenic soaps and shampoos, causes?

Hives all over my back/chest/face after I shower or have a bath for the last 10 years? Have tried multiple hypoallergenic soaps and shampoos, causes?

From Hot Shower/bath: It may be from taking a shower/bath with hot water as it raises your body temperature, and when you come out and use towel. That may trigger to the skin and stimulate histamine release, which causes hives. You should consult an allergist to find the cause and get appropriate treatment.

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Hello doctor!!! I have a problem nd that is my dry skin... Nd I knw the reason y it is because I live in a place where hard water is. So tell me nw what precautions to be taken for it? And what kind of soaps and shampoos to be used...???

Hello doctor!!! I have a problem nd that is my dry skin... Nd I knw the reason y it is because I live in a place where hard water is. So tell me nw what precautions to be taken for it? And what kind of soaps and shampoos to be used...???

Dry skin: Water softening units can be installed in the home to remove minerals from water. Avoid overly hot or long showers/bathing. Use gentle soaps/conditioners (dove soap) and moisturize frequently throughout the day (and always right after you pat dry after bathing). Can use heavier moisturizers/creams such as Cetaphil, Eucerin Aquaphor and lighter ones that contain no alcohol or additives (Vanicrea

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With this ebola issue, is it true that the medications do not really help african or black people?

With this ebola issue, is it true that the medications do not really help african or black people?

Misinformation: With widespread media coverage and today's methods of instant global communication, there is a greater likelihood for misinformation about the current Ebola outbreak. Check the CDC website for accurate updates: http://www. Cdc. Gov/vhf/ebola/

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What safe pills can I take to lighten my skin to brown without bad side effects? I'm a black african woman with dark uneven skin.

What safe pills can I take to lighten my skin to brown without bad side effects? I'm a black african woman with dark uneven skin.

None: There are much safer solutions to lighten your skin than pills. You can start with a chemical peel such as vipeel and then use an enzymatic cream such as elure. It works for all skin types including blacks.

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I"m Caucasian (White) but my boyfriend is African (black). If we have a baby, the race of him/her is going to be Caucasian or African? What about color?

I"m Caucasian (White) but my boyfriend is African (black). If we have a baby, the race of him/her is going to be Caucasian or African? What about color?

Mixed race: Your child would be mixed race just like thousands and thousands of other children. You cannot predict the exact color. Half of your child's genes will come from you and half from your partner. What that will look like will vary from person to person. That's the beauty of DNA.

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Why is asthma prevalence higher in african american/black and other minority populations?

See below:: Probably due to a variety of social factors: disparities in health care access and communication; neighborhood social structure; and environmental effects of living in low quality living conditions.

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Is Marie France Kojic Soap safe to use for hyperpigmentation. What are some safe medications I can take to lighten black areas?

Is Marie France Kojic Soap safe to use for hyperpigmentation. What are some safe medications I can take to lighten black areas?

Dunno: In general hyper pigmentation involves an increased number of melanocytes or activity of those cells and soap just cleans the top layer of skin cells. I would go see a top dermatologist and discuss management issues with him/her.