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I am looking at antiperspirants with the active ingredient of aluminum chloride. The directions say to use at night. Can I use during am shower by pm?

I am looking at antiperspirants with the active ingredient of aluminum chloride. The directions say to use at night. Can I use during am shower by pm?

Antiperspirant: Use the antiperspirant right before going to bed and after you've showered at night. You can still shower in the morning. If you sweat a lot, you can use it again after the morning shower. ...Read more

Dr. Leonard Stein
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Chloride (Definition)

Chloride is a negatively charged ion of chlorine found in cells and serum. Chloride is the main ion which balances out the positively charged ions ...Read more


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Is aluminum chloride antibacterial?

No: Al chloride is not antibiotic it is anti hydrous or sweating. When applied to an armpit at night it gets absorbed into your sweat glands and decreases sweat production it is not killing any bacteria ...Read more

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I have body odor on one of my armpits so I tried using aluminum chloride, but it didn't worked. I've also tried natural remedies but nothing works.?

I have body odor on one of my armpits so I tried using aluminum chloride, but it didn't worked. I've also tried natural remedies but nothing works.?

Body Odor: Apocrine glands secrete a fatty sweat directly into the tubule of the gland. When you're under emotional stress, the wall of the tubule contracts and the sweat is pushed to the surface of your skin where bacteria begin breaking it down. Most often, it's the bacterial breakdown of apocrine sweat that causes an odor. You can try topical antibiotics and see if that helps. ...Read more

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My son has a random rash, red & bumpy, under each armpit. It's sensitive. What topical medication can I put on it to relieve his discomfort?

My son has a random rash, red & bumpy, under each armpit. It's sensitive. What topical medication can I put on it to relieve his discomfort?

Seek medical care: Without seeing the rash and having more details, I cannot advise you. The rash may be an allergic reaction, bacterial, viral, fungal, heat related, etc. Certain treatments may make it worse or mask the symptoms. Please see a medical provider. ...Read more

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Will topical medication lose effectiveness over time?

Will topical medication lose effectiveness over time?

It depends: You should mention the medication to know for sure. ...Read more

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Which is the best topical medication for fading freckles?

Which is the best topical medication for fading freckles?

Sunscreen and Niacin: The most important recommendation is sun avoidance and routine use of a potent broad spectrum zinc oxide sunscreen and sun protective clothing in order to reduce the appearance of freckles.

At night, apply a topical 5 percent niacinamde cream (nia 24). ...Read more

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A non fungal hairy tongue that is only an elongated filiform papilla. Is there any way to clear the tongue with topical medication; scrapers/etc don't?

Elongated papilla: Other than the unsightly nature of the elongated papilla, there is nothing medically I can recommend for you to get rid of them. I tell my patients to brush their tongue and use tongue rakes to try to break them off and not make them so noticeable. If you smoke they will be very annoying as they will be black and unsightly. I wish there was a better treatment. Good luck and good health. ...Read more

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Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?

Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?

No: No, topical medications should not affect mental health, other than improve it when symptoms they are treating are improving. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: potassium chloride?

Please describe the medication: potassium chloride?

Potassium Chloride: A supplement for people who do not have enough potassium in the body. This is caused by either taking drugs such as diuretics (water pills) or from certain diseases. ...Read more

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I am taking bethanechol chloride for my bladder. Does this drug have any side effect?

I am taking bethanechol chloride for my bladder. Does this drug have any side effect?

Yes: All drugs, even aspirin, have potential side effects. Serious reactions that can occur with Bethanechol include: asthma, low blood pressure, rapid heart rate and seizures. Less serious but more common side effects include: abdominal pain or cramping, nausea, belching, diarrhea, need to urinate, excess saliva, headache, fatigue, flushing, sweating, and eyes tearing. ...Read more

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I am taking bethanechol chloride for a weakened bladder. Does this drug have any actual curative effect?

I am taking bethanechol chloride for a weakened bladder. Does this drug have any actual curative effect?

No...: The popularity of using Bethanechol chloride for "weakened" bladder has undergone significant change; its use was popular back in 1970s-1990s, and has been tapering over the past two decades. It theoretically increases contractibility of bladder muscle, ; its intended effectiveness fell short of expectation. So, some urologists would not bother to use it at all nowadays. It has no curative effect. ...Read more

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I am 14 weeks pregnant I have a bad tooth ache is orajel safe to use? Drug facts it's says benzocaine 20% and benzalkonium chloride 0.1 %

I am 14 weeks pregnant I have a bad tooth ache is orajel safe to use? Drug facts it's says benzocaine 20% and benzalkonium chloride 0.1 %

See your dentist: Toothache will not resolve on its own. Dental care is safe and essential during pregnancy. Delay in necessary treatment could cause harm to you and possibly to the baby. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How does aluminum create a better response in vaccines?

How does aluminum create a better response in vaccines?

Adjuvant: Somehow alum serves as a adjuvant for many proteins making it more immunogenic when the protein is bound (adsorbed) to it. ...Read more

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Could Parkinson's symptoms be due to too much aluminum build up in the body?

Could Parkinson's symptoms be due to too much aluminum build up in the body?

Not at all: There is no evidence that presence of high aluminum levels in the body cause either Parkinson's disease or for that matter, Alzheimer's disease. Of course, you can find all kinds of opinions online, but that does not constitute rigorous medical evidence. If you suspect Parkinson's, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is true that absorption of aluminum is directly linked to degenerative dementia?

Please explain if it is true that absorption of aluminum is directly linked to degenerative dementia?

Most Likely Not: This suspicion has existed at least since the 1950s. However, multiple epidemiological studies and scientific reviews of multiple such studies have failed to find evidence of link between usual sources of aluminum exposure and dementia. In short, current evidence says - probably no link in case of usual exposure in average person's life. ...Read more

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Does Mylanta contain aluminum powder and it it water soluable?

Does Mylanta contain aluminum powder and it it water soluable?

Mylanta: Mylanta does not contain aluminum powder. It is partially composed of a compound called aluminum hydroxide, but there is no free aluminum in this medicine. It is a very effective antacid. Good luck. ...Read more

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I accidentally ate a piece of aluminum foil. Should I be worried? Possibility of alzheimer or dementia?

I accidentally ate a piece of aluminum foil. Should I be worried? Possibility of alzheimer or dementia?

No: What you describe is not going affect your risk of developing Alzheimer or any other dementia.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Aluminum oxide from a cutting disk is coming out of my husbands jaw about a month after surgery. What should I do?

Aluminum oxide from a cutting disk is coming out of my husbands jaw about a month after surgery. What should I do?

See a doctor: Not sure the surgery that he had or what led to this, but he needs to see the surgeon that he had for the operation or an oromaxillary surgeon soon. ...Read more

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Does aluminum in antiperspirant really contribute to Alzheimer's and cancer?

Does aluminum in antiperspirant really contribute to Alzheimer's and cancer?

No,: No, it does not. Al is found in association with neurofibrillary tangles in the grey matter of the brain but it has not been shown to play any role in the development of ad. Don't throw out the calphalon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: aluminum level?

What is the definition or description of: aluminum level?

Aluminum Level: This is the amount of free aluminum ion in the blood stream. Aluminum is highly toxic if blood levels are elevated above what is considered normal for the laboratory conducting the test. ...Read more

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What place can I donate tabs off aluminum cans to kidney foundation?

What place can I donate tabs off aluminum cans to kidney foundation?

Donation: I would visit the National Kidney Foundation website and ask them. They can direct you to a local affiliate.

www. Kidney. Org ...Read more

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Can wrapping your food in aluminum foil negatively affect your health?

Can wrapping your food in aluminum foil negatively affect your health?

No: People make stuff up and post it online ("What your doctor isn't telling you") to make money posing as your friends. Stop reading this silly stuff. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Please point me to where I can donate tabs off aluminum cans to kidney foundation?

Please point me to where I can donate tabs off aluminum cans to kidney foundation?

Urban legend: You have a good heart. There's no such place. People tell this story and others believe it because we'd all like it to be true. ...Read more

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How can I reduce risk of aluminum toxicity?

Why?: You didn't say why you feel you're at risk. This is not a common problem. ...Read more

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Does Zantac (ranitidine) 75 contain aluminum?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) 75 contain aluminum?

No.: Generic ranitidine is c13h22n4o3s. According to the manufacturer's website additional inactive ingredients in zantac include hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, synthetic red iron oxide, titanium dioxide, triacetin. There is no aluminum. ...Read more

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I accidentally swallowed a pill wrapped in aluminum foil the other day. Is this dangerous?

I accidentally swallowed a pill wrapped in aluminum foil the other day. Is this dangerous?

Aluminum foil pill: It should be fine. It has likely passed with stooling by now. I would be concerned if you have abdominal pain or difficulty swallowing. ...Read more