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Are antifungal and antibacterial properties both found in sebum?

Are antifungal and antibacterial properties both found in sebum?

Yes, a little: Yes there are weak antifungal and antibacterial properties in sebum. ...Read more

Sebum (Definition)

The semifluid secretion of the sebaceous glands, consisting chiefly of fat, ...Read more


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Any otc shampoo that is both antifungal and antibacterial?

Any otc shampoo that is both antifungal and antibacterial?

OTC Shampoo: Healthy Hair Plus - Anti Fungal Shampoo From what I understand is a very effective preparation. Most are sold separately, one for treatment of bacterial and the other for fungal infections. The mixed combination is usually for pets. ...Read more

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What are some good antibacterial and antifungal facial cleanser?

What are some good antibacterial and antifungal facial cleanser?

Tea tree oil: Hibiclens may still be available, but there are products with "tea tree oil" at health food stores. It has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties. It can also be bought as the oil and applied sparingly. ...Read more

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Please tell me can face warts be removed by antifungal/antibacterial creams?

Please tell me can face warts be removed by antifungal/antibacterial creams?

No: Warts are caused by a virus. Creams or pills for bacteria or fungus or yeast are of no value. Warts on the face are not uncommon, and the wrong treatment can cause them to spread. Over the counter (non prescription) wart treatments can scar your face...DO NOT USE THEM. See a dermatologist, an expert skin doctor, for correct treatment. ...Read more

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I have a rash between my breast raised itchy very itchy i have tried antifungal antibacterial cream no help itss been 5 days?

I have a rash between my breast raised itchy very itchy i have tried antifungal antibacterial cream no help itss been 5 days?

Consult a doctor.: A rash like that may not be anything bad... but you have tried two modalities of treatment with no results. It is good to see a doctor who will identify the rash and treat it appropriately. Sometimes it could be an allergic rash and needs a different way to address that. Good lucj. ...Read more

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I have been having irritation around my nose and on my nose itself...it itches me and its fairer than my face...i suspected eczema so in tried all sort of antifungal and antibacterial tube creams but its not working instead its spreading?

I have been having irritation around my nose and on my nose itself...it itches me and its fairer than my face...i suspected eczema so in tried all sort of antifungal and antibacterial tube creams but its not working instead its spreading?

Can you see a dermat: Can you see a dermatologist? First stop experimenting. The "antifungal" and "antibacterial" creams which you fail to identify may be irritating and probably cause allergic reactions.These will itch. The more you use them the worse you will get. Prolonged inflammation may cause loss of pigment. You might try hydrocortisone cream, but the most important thing is to STOP EXPERIMENTING. ...Read more

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Went to the doctor and he gave me metronidazole (anti fungal) tablets, and another antifungal cream and an antibacterial douche and nothing seems to help. What should I do?

Went to the doctor and he gave me metronidazole (anti fungal) tablets, and another antifungal cream and an antibacterial douche and nothing seems to help. What should I do?

Vinegar sitz baths: Try taking sits baths with 4-5 tablespoons of white vinegar to the water several times a day the vinegar serves as antibacterial agent. ...Read more

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Drs. Is there a medicine for excess production of sebum ?

Drs. Is  there a medicine for excess  production of sebum ?

Yes and no: While there is no medication specifically designed to reduce sebum production...Isotretinoin can by decreasing the size of the sebaceous glands. Photodynmamic therapy with levulan can accomplish this same result. ...Read more

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Do carrots decrease sebum?

Myth: Since carrots contain carotene which the body has the ability to make into vitamin A, and very high doses of vitamin A or its relatives (famously isotretinoin) cause loss of the sebaceous glands, there's a "pop" idea that eating carrots suppresses sebum production. You can't make carotene into vitamin A fast enough to get toxic / high levels from doing it. ...Read more

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How to get rid of excessive sebum?

Try benzoyl peroxide: gel or crream to those areas with lots of sebum. Use it every day.. ...Read more

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Is sebum a side effect of Cabergoline ?

No: Cabergoline is a potent dopaminergic drug that inhibits secretion of the hormone prolactin from the pituitary gland. It can be an effective therapy for patients with prolactin secreting pituitary tumors. I am not aware of sebum production as a consequence of use or side effect of this drug. ...Read more

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Can anti sebum effective against Fordyce spot?

Can anti sebum effective against Fordyce spot?

Fordyce Spots: Fordyce spots on the lips can be a cause of cosmetic concern for some patients. Electrodessication or vaporising laser treatment has been used successfully to remove spots. ...Read more

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Can the hair sebum gland becomes damage for life?

Depends: what is the cause of the damage. If it is a burn or a laceration which scar tissue then yes but usually the glands are not damage for life and can return ...Read more

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Can excessive dry scalp lead to overproduction of sebum of scalp?

Can excessive dry scalp lead to overproduction of sebum of scalp?

Mutually exclusive: By definition a dry scalp would be due to a lack of sebum , the oily substance produced to moisturize the skin and hair shaft. Over production of sebum would lead to oily skin, hair, scalp ...Read more

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Is it true that washing more often massages the sebaceous gland which produces sebum?

No: Secretions from sebaceous glands occurs on a regular basis , not effected by "massaging". ...Read more

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Whenever I put water on my scalp, after 3-4mins my scalp strts to produce so much sebum. It happens after every wash. Scalp is painful. What is it?

Whenever I put water on my scalp, after 3-4mins my scalp strts to produce so much sebum. It happens after every wash. Scalp is painful. What is it?

Boars hair brush: Hot water, styling products (i.e. gels) & using your fingernails when shampooing can contribute to excessive sebum & an oily scalp. You should brush your hair with a boars hair brush - scalp to tip - prior to shampooing. Use warm - not hot - water. Use a clarifying shampoo (or a solution of 1/4 cup vinegar in 2 cups water on your wet hair for a few minutes prior to shampooing). Hope that helps. ...Read more