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Any natural astringent for oily skin?

Any natural astringent for oily skin?

Go natural: Try pangea organics toners. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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What is the best astringent in sunburn face?

What is the best astringent in sunburn face?

Why would you use: An astrigent if you already have a sunburn? Ouch, ouch, ouch. How about allowing the tissues to heal first. You can break off pieces of aloe vera plant ; apply sap to skin. ...Read more

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Why does my skin breakout after I use an astringent?

Why does my skin breakout after I use an astringent?

May be harsh: The astringent you are using may be harsh on your skin. See your dermatologist to design a treatment regimen. ...Read more

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I left astringent on my skin overnight, it left a smooth flat dark mark, what do I do, will it go away, will it scar?

I left astringent on my skin overnight, it left a smooth flat dark mark, what do I do, will it go away, will it scar?

Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, reactions to medications, phototoxic eruptions, trauma. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use 100% witch hazel astringent on hemorrhoids?

Is it ok to use 100% witch hazel astringent on hemorrhoids?

Here are some...: This astringent preparation has been exclusively used to constrict skin pores to make skin smoother; so its use for hemorrhoids may induce similar effect which would vary among individual. Hence, you may try and see; if not better or even worsening, stop and seek pro-evaluation & counseling. Nonetheless, it's still most advisable to work and be counseled with Doc before its use for hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What will happen if facial astringent contain hyroquinone 0.03% applied 4x on face @39 weeks pegnant?

What will happen if facial astringent contain hyroquinone 0.03% applied 4x on face @39 weeks pegnant?

Check with your O.B.: At this time you should be careful as to what you put into your body. Hydroquinone could possibley affect your baby. There's time to treat any pigment problems when you are no longer pregnant or nursing. ...Read more

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I have dark spot both right and left side of my face looks like sunburn causing of using astringent what is the best medicine?

I have dark spot both right and left side of my face looks like sunburn causing of using astringent what is the best medicine?

Pigment : You have likely suffered a skin response due to irritation. Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation describes collections of melanin under the skin that are deposited during the healing process. Usually this will resolve over several months once the irritant is removed. You may want to visit a physician if this persists, as there are some systemic medical conditions that can cause pigmentation. ...Read more

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Is peeling/chafing of the skin a good thing when using 2% salicylic acid astringent on face? Should it be doing this?

Is peeling/chafing of the skin a good thing when using 2% salicylic acid astringent on face? Should it be doing this?

Doesn't sound right : Salicylic acid is a drying agent. Your findings could mean that you're drying the skin of the face too much. Lessen the potency of the formulation or try another product altogether. ...Read more

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Why do astringent eye drops burn?

Why do astringent eye drops burn?

Astringents burn: I do not recommend astringents (visine, clear eyes, etc) since their chemicals can be very irritating to the eye. In some cases, esp if they burn, they can cause rebound redness. ...Read more

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I had laser hair removal done in my public area an now I get non stop in grown hairs I've tried salicylic acid astringent no help please any advice?

I had laser hair removal done in my public area an now I get non stop in grown hairs I've tried salicylic acid astringent no help please any advice?

How many sessions: Right after a laser procedure you can get some ingrown hairs. Sometimes you need a topical antibiotic. Make sure to go see the dermatologist who did your laser. This is where you have to be careful where you get laser hair removal. A dermatologist will know how to fix it! ...Read more

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I have acne on my buttocks, they leave small marks when they heal but fade, I have tried exfoliating, using an antiseptic acne astringent, beta hydroxy ?

I have acne on my buttocks, they leave small marks when they heal but fade, I have tried exfoliating, using an antiseptic acne astringent, beta hydroxy
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Recurrent Folliculit: See PMD. Need to have one of these lesions cultured. Then appropriate ant for a month or two will eliminate the problem. Emperically you can try doxycycline for a month or two. Either way you have to avoid indoor animals, change undergarments daily, and "Iron " your undergarments after washing..........as long as you do this you will not have recurrence. ...Read more

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Im 17, I have a lot of pimples-forehead. I use clean&clear cleanser-morning & bee pollen soap-night & clean&clear blackhead astringent. Is this okay?

Im 17, I have a lot of pimples-forehead. I use clean&clear cleanser-morning & bee pollen soap-night & clean&clear blackhead astringent. Is this okay?

Good start: The clean-and-clear benzoyl peroxide is an excellent choice for initial treatment. If you do not get the results you want after two weeks, get with your personal physician. Since you are a female, if you can take the oral contraceptive pill this may clear you, or a topical retinoic acid derivative or antibiotic may be sufficient. Acne is a chronic but manageable disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which is better for red, irritated and itchy skin around the bum and tailbone: astringent like zinc oxide or moisturizer like urea/vitamin e cream?

Which is better for red, irritated and itchy skin around the bum and tailbone: astringent like zinc oxide or moisturizer like urea/vitamin e cream?

ITCHY RASH TAILBONE: HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN THERE? ZINC OXIDE OINTMENT AFTER A SHOWER AND BEFORE BEDTIME. CLEAN UNDERSHORTS. MILD SOAP. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need a refill on my medication?

I need a refill on my medication?

So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read more

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