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I get abscesses often, i different areas. Face, armpits, tushy, pubic area, breast. I use antibacterial soap daily. How can I get them to go away?

I get abscesses often, i different areas. Face, armpits, tushy, pubic area, breast. I use antibacterial soap daily. How can I get them to go away?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics in a pill or liquid roll-on formula used daily for several weeks may help. Powdered sulfur can also be effective, applied nightly to those affected areas. Bleach all bedding and underclothing too. ...Read more

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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.Im 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.Im 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 aid in the healing without promoting infection. ...Read more

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Why do beauty books advise to not let soap ever touch your face?

Why do beauty books advise to not let soap ever touch your face?

Facial soap: Ideally then, facial skin should not come in contact with soap or hot water so that the natural ph level of the skin, which is slightly acidic at 4 to 4.5, is not disturbed. Leaving the acidity of the skin intact protects it not only from dryness, but also from blemishes and irritations that might come from invading bacteria. The skin has its own protective shield, regular soap can cause damage. ...Read more

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Do all brands of bar soaps have antibacterial properties?

Do all brands of bar soaps have antibacterial properties?

No: Antibacterial soaps contain antibiotics. Regular soaps can help remove the oil that germs cling to from the skin or other surface so that it can be flushed away with water. ...Read more

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Why does my face get really dry after I shower? I don't use soap

Why does my face get really dry after I shower? I don't use soap

Dry skin: Dry face after shower is a symptom of dry skin condition. The severity of dryness varies from person to person. It depends upon factors like age, climatic condition, exposure to the sun, and health condition of the person. The minor dry face symptoms are tight feeling on the facial skin, dull and rough skin, appearance of wrinkles on face. When the skin becomes severely dry, then it starts peeling. ...Read more

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Is antibacterial soap healthierand safer to use than regular soap?

Is antibacterial soap healthierand safer  to use than regular soap?

Regular is fine: Regular soap kills bacteria too. For normal use, it's all you need. ...Read more

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Should I use regular or antibacterial soap?

Should I use regular or antibacterial soap?

Your preference: A regular soap is most often adequate for cleanliness and personal hygiene, and then use an anti-bacterial hand soap for hand washing, especially after using the bathroom. ...Read more