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Could antibacterial body wash be causing more acne on the face?

Could antibacterial body wash be causing more acne on the face?

No: Antibacterial soaps are no better than any other soaps for any purpose. They are not the same as or scrubs. Acne is not dirt. Acne is not infection. See a dermatologist. You will probably respond to spironolactone 100 mg a day. ...Read more

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As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


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I was diagnosed with scabies a year ago and it has kept returning despite doing the prescription treatment. Antibacterial body wash helps but i still have it!

I was diagnosed with scabies a year ago and it has kept returning despite doing the prescription treatment.  Antibacterial body wash helps but i still have it!

See below: If you have scabies you need to be treated with a topical scabicide such as 5% Permethrin cream applied from neck to toes and left on for 8-14 hours. Repeat this treatment in 1 week. The itching can take over a week to resolve during treatment. Make sure that all household and close contacts are treated. Wash all clothes and bedding and dry at 60 degrees c. Check pets for animal scabies. ...Read more

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Are antibacterial body washes bad for skin? Because i've heard it also kills good bacteria that your skin needs?

Are antibacterial body washes bad for skin? Because i've heard it also kills good bacteria that your skin needs?

Soap: This is true. Some feel that if used frequently they can cause the opposite effects and result in less ability to fight infection. ...Read more

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Does neutrogena acne body wash have any antibacterial properties?

Does neutrogena acne body wash have any antibacterial properties?

Yes: Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, which are the most common ingredients in otc acne washes, have antibacterial properties. The antibacterial properties of benzoyl peroxide are much stronger than salicylic acid. ...Read more

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Is jergens body wash good for eczsma?

Is jergens body wash good for eczsma?

I'm not sure: Generally, it is important to keep your skin from getting too dry. A moisturizing soap is best to use and, after a shower, you should use a good moisturizing product (an emollient). Thick creams like eucerin or cetaphil are better than lotions, and even using heavy ointments like petrolatum or aquaphor at bedtime is often advised. Your doctor can prescribe other drugs (like steroids) if needed. ...Read more

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Can someone be allergic to body wash?

Body wash: A number of chemicals in body wash can cause allergic reactions, especially ones with fragrance. ...Read more

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What is the best body wash for dry sensitive skin?

What is the best body wash for dry sensitive skin?

Moisturizing Wash: Moisturizing cleansers made for dry sensitive skin such as cetaphil, dove, aveeno, (oatmeal) cerave, neutrogena, aquanil, oil of olay. Avoid drying soaps such as ivory, zest, coast, irish springs. ...Read more

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What is a good body wash to use for severely dry skin?

Aveeno (oatmeal) or cetaphil: It is not the body wash, as much as the aftercare that will help. I recommend bathing / showering in lukewarm ( never hot) water, and using dove bar soap. For moisturizer....Try cerave cream. ...Read more