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Doctor insights on: Alcohol Ingredients

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Can I use make-up that has alcohol as an ingredient iif i taking antabuse (disulfiram)?

Can I use make-up that has alcohol as an ingredient iif i taking antabuse (disulfiram)?

Should be ok: The tiny amounts of alcohol that could be absorbed topically through the skin from makeup should not be enough to cause any problems with your antabuse (disulfiram). There are alcohol free makeups and skin care products if you are concerned, and these are probably better for your skin anyway. ...Read more

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Is it ok for breastfeeding mom to use skincare products with alcohol in the ingredient list? The alcohol is the second ingredient in the list.

Is it ok for breastfeeding mom to use skincare products with alcohol in the ingredient list? The alcohol is the second ingredient in the list.

Should be OK: The amount of alcohol absorbed through the skin would be pretty small and any harmful effect to the infant is very unlikely. ...Read more

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Is chloral hydrate alcohol with chlorine in it? In other words is alcohol the active ingredient in chloral hydrate?

Is chloral hydrate alcohol with chlorine in it? In other words is alcohol the active ingredient in chloral hydrate?

Yes and no: The active ingredient is an alcohol but not ethyl alcohol which is the alcohol in liquor. Other alcohols do not produce the same effects necessarily and usually are toxic. ...Read more

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What is the common ingredient besides alcohol of wine, beer, cider and some whiskey? When I drink one of them my nasal mucosa and sinuses are very swollen. I have also polyps in all sinuses. A year ago I could drink these drinks without any symptoms.

What is the common ingredient besides alcohol of wine, beer, cider and some whiskey? When I drink one of them my nasal mucosa and sinuses are very swollen. I have also polyps in all sinuses. A year ago I could drink these drinks without any symptoms.

Sulfite Sensitivity: Sulfite sensitivity can develop by people. Beer, wine and cider may contain sulfites. Whiskey does not, but the mixers used to make mixed drinks may contain sulfites, especially drinks with dry citrus, such as sour mixers. Reactions can range from mild nasal/sinus reactions to more severe including wheezing and difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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ETG test - What personal care product ingredients need to be avoided so as to avoid incidental exposure to alcohol or its breakdown products?

ETG test - What personal care product ingredients need to be avoided so as to avoid incidental exposure to alcohol or its breakdown products?

Read labels: There are many products with alcohol and you ought read labels of any thing you use or eat. Some items are: Hand gels, cough syrup, fragrances, and mouth wash. ...Read more

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Does alcohol increase fats?

Alcohol: Alcohol calories are usually carbohydrates. But these are unneeded and not nutritional carbohydrates. So, when the liver sees this much sugar they make triglycerides, or fat storage molecules. Thus this sugar is made into fats that can be dangerous. ...Read more

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How can I cut down on alcohol?

How can I cut down on alcohol?

Cutting down is hard: For someone with alcohol dependence or alcoholism cutting down is likely harder than stopping completely and usually does not work well. People without drinking problems rarely would ever even think they need to cut down. Sometimes they may be able, but most recovering alcoholics will tell you they tried again and again and could not succeed, the craving was to strong after the first drink. ...Read more

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Is alcohol good to clean face?

No. : Alcohol will strip away all of the natural oils that you do need and dry out your skin too much. Not only will you have dry and flaky skin, but usually it becomes oily as a result of trying to replace what is lost. Try a more gentle astringent or toner. ...Read more