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Doctor insights on: Avoid Over Washing And Harsh Soaps

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Are cleansers and moisturizers containing alcohol & fragrance bad for acne-prone skin?

Are cleansers and moisturizers containing alcohol & fragrance bad for acne-prone skin?

Alcohol? No. : Alcohol is a good cleanser. Fragrances can contain so many substances that you have no idea what you may be sensitive to. Keep it simple. One ingredient at a time. ...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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Are all soaps, bath soap, beauty soap,etc., to be anti-bacterial?

Are all soaps, bath soap, beauty soap,etc., to be anti-bacterial?

No: some just carry away dirt/ grease/grime - they are hydrophilic ...Read more

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Can frequent use of harsh cleaning chemicals cause skin damage?

Can frequent use of harsh cleaning chemicals cause skin damage?

Yes: Dries and irritates skin. Use protection such as blue totes to protect hands. In small poorly ventilated spaces open window and wear face mask if available for string odors. ...Read more

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Will washing your skin with cleanser and warm/hot water dry out your skin more than using cold with cleanser?Or would cleanser already strip oils away

Will washing your skin with cleanser and warm/hot water dry out your skin more than using cold with cleanser?Or would cleanser already strip oils away

Use: warm water with your cleanser as it opens up pores to cleanse better. I would then rinse with cold water to close the pores. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is dial antibacterial bathing soap safe? I take 3 showers a day and use or excessively.

Is dial antibacterial bathing soap safe? I take 3 showers a day and use or excessively.

Dry skin: Dial was the first company to sell antibacterial soap in the us. It is a deodorant soap- it can be quite drying. I would be concerned that your skin would become overly drying if washing this often with this soap. ...Read more

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Can I use cetaphil gentle skin cleanser to wash my hair with?

Can I use cetaphil gentle skin cleanser to wash my hair with?

Hair wash: Yes, no harm in trying. Skin cleansers, shampoos, etc are formulated to work best on the area of the body they are intended for. But there is no harm to try a skin cleanser to shampoo with. ...Read more

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Is it good to use colored body soaps and toilet soaps?

Is it good to use colored body soaps and toilet soaps?

Soaps: If you don't have an allergic reaction or intolerance to these types of soap, the coloring agents in them should be harmless. ...Read more

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Is dove unscented bar soap okay to wash hair with as well as ivory bar soap?

Is dove unscented bar soap okay to wash hair with as well as ivory bar soap?

No not a good idea: It is not a good idea as soap even dov can dry your scalp.Use a shampoo for your kind of hair oily or dry. ...Read more

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Is dove soap for men good moisturizer soap to avoid itching ?

Is dove soap for men good moisturizer soap to avoid itching ?

That is a better: choice then the other soaps you brought up earlier. ...Read more

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Would washing hands with soap and pretty hot water along with hydrogen peroxide kill any sperm on hand?

Would washing hands with soap and pretty hot water along with hydrogen peroxide kill any sperm on hand?

Spermicides: dear Lois326 your regimen would kill just about everything in sight! Just use soap and water for a minute or 2 and you would be ok here. I am assuming you are more concerned about STD and HIV and the answer is that a wash with soap and water for about 2-3 mins will protect you from everything of that nature. Also, u cannot get preg from dry sperm on your hand inserted into the vagina.thx ...Read more

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What works better for cleaning hands, washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer?

What works better for cleaning hands, washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer?

To actually wash : Stuff off of hands- soap and water. The hand sanitizer just kills germs - it isn't designed for removing gunk off of hands. ...Read more

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Can washing your anus with fragranced soap cause hemorrhoids?

Can washing your anus with fragranced soap cause hemorrhoids?

No. : A fragranced soap might be irritating to the special anal skin, which could cause some thickening of the skin, but not really a "hemorrhoid". ...Read more

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Dr or no? Used brush handle to masturbate, sanitized with rubbing alcohol and rinsed with soap and water before use. Cut and slight bleeding.

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Dr or no? Used brush handle to
 masturbate, sanitized with rubbing alcohol and rinsed with soap and water before use. Cut and slight bleeding.

Here are some...: By history, apparently physical irritation played an important role in inducing the reported result after masturbation; so stop its use & seek evaluation and counseling so to upgrade the practice of safe sex with current available concept and means. One point I would like to praise your effort to sanitize the improvised device, but still may pose chemical irritation to few beside it "roughness". ...Read more

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What is better and . Best for clear complexion bar soaps like cetaphil, neutrogena, purpose, panoxyl soap bar etc. Or liquid cleanser, or creamy cleanser?

What is better and . Best for clear complexion bar soaps like cetaphil, neutrogena, purpose, panoxyl soap bar etc. Or liquid cleanser, or creamy cleanser?

Depends on skin: One skin cleanser may work better for you than another depending on your skin, whether it is dry or oily, light or dark complexion, etc. I usually recommend a neutral or hypoallergenic formula, avoiding perfumes and other additives. Sometimes i suggest a pure soap such as dove, but it may be too drying for already dry skin. You should try different brands and formulas to see what works for you. ...Read more

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Is dove soap good for the skin? Better than other bath soaps?

Is dove soap good for the skin? Better than other bath soaps?

Pretty good: Dove is a good, relatively gentle soap. Cerave and cetaphil are other similarly gentle soaps. Dial is usually more drying, but does have greater anti-microbial action. ...Read more