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Salicylic acid andglycolic acid ok to use together?

Salicylic & Glycolic: You can use the products together. However the two products used together my cause increased dryness or irritation. ...Read more

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Can using folic acid enhacne chemotherapy?

Can using folic acid enhacne chemotherapy?

Counter productive: Speak to your oncologist about any vitamin supplements that you are taking. Folic acid can interfere with the action of certain chemotherapy drug and it may also accelerate the growth of cancers. The same is true for vitamin A and E. ...Read more

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Which is stronger - differin or azelex (azelaic acid)?

Which is stronger - differin or azelex (azelaic acid)?

Differin, (adapalene) but...: Different people have different results, no pun intended. Today, no one needs to have acne. I start people with topical clindamycin; i required 25 years on systemic tetracycline with good results. A dermatologist can write for a retinoic acid derivative that's very powerful even for the toughest cases. Good luck. ...Read more

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Differin vs azelex (azelaic acid) which one is better?

Differin (adapalene) for acne: Differin is much better than Azelex (azelaic acid) for acne, in my opinion. Azelex (azelaic acid) will be great for moderate acne and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Is salicylic acid 2% as effective as benzoyl peroxide 5%?

Is salicylic acid 2% as effective as benzoyl peroxide 5%?

Use as tolerated: Topical benzoyl peroxide 5% or 10% as tolerated is your best bet unless you have a lot of blackheads, in which case a retinoic acid derivative may be best. If you are not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will work. ...Read more

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Salicylic acid vs tretinoin/retin a, which is better?

Salicylic acid vs tretinoin/retin a, which is better?

Retin a (tretinoin) if moderate: If you have very mild acne then salicylic acid may be adequate. For more moderate or any cystic component of acne, retina a is "stronger" and will be more likely to help acne resolve completely. Keep in mind retin a (tretinoin) needs to be a "pea" sized amount applied daily, can cause peeling and redness of skin initially. if redness and irritation are a problem, back off to every other day application. ...Read more

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What are malic acid supplements used for?

What are malic acid supplements used for?

Fatiguability: It has been suggested that malic acid can delay onset of fatigue with exercise and may be beneficial for some fibromyalgia symptoms. However, it really hasn't been researched that well yet. ...Read more

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Salacylic acid paste effective on warts?

Salacylic acid paste effective on warts?

It can be...: That is one of the many ways that doctors treat warts. You just need to use it regularly and remove the dead skin occasionally for it to work best. ...Read more

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Is hydro citric acid & citrate lyase harmful with one kidney?

Is hydro citric acid & citrate lyase harmful with one kidney?

Effects on kidney: Citrate lyase is not harmful. The hydroxycitric acid (hydrocitric acid) in small amounts would not be harmful either. Large doses of hydroxycitric acid over time could potentially be harmful although there are no case reports or data to prove this. More important than having one kidney is knowing the kidney function is. Best answered with egfr a calculation of kidney function done by your doctor. ...Read more

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Which is more effective in killing acne bacteria: benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid?

Which is more effective in killing acne bacteria: benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid?

They differ: Benzoyl peroxide is an astringent that is used to kill surface bacteria. Salicylic acid does not kill bacteria it breaks down pore plugs formed by skin oil and skin cells. The main cause of acne is a change in skin cells from testosterone stimulation. ...Read more

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Safe to take lorazepam w/ nature made magnesium supplement(mag ox, cellulose gel, croscarmellose sodium, mag stearate, silicon dioxide, stearic acid)?

Safe to take lorazepam w/ nature made magnesium supplement(mag ox, cellulose gel, croscarmellose sodium, mag stearate, silicon dioxide, stearic acid)?

Safe but not best Mg: It is totally safe but magnesium oxide is a very poorly-absorbed form of magnesium- it may work as a laxative but won't raise your magnesium levels! you would be far better off taking magnesium glycinate, taurate or citrate! see http://drcarolyndean.Com/magnesium_miracle/. ...Read more

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Does hydrogen peroxide and folic acid needs doctor's prescription?

Does hydrogen peroxide and folic acid needs doctor's prescription?

Rx for folic acid: Hydrogen peroxide does not need an rx, nor does Folic Acid at low doses. Just head over to your local druggist and pick some up! ...Read more

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How effective is the aqua glycolic alpha hydroxy acid skin care system?

How effective is the aqua glycolic alpha hydroxy acid skin care system?

Mildly effective: Patients can expect a mild improvement from these acids that peel the epidermis. In-office peels with higher concentration will provide deeper peeling and more noticeable results. ...Read more

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Can we use amino acid 2222 tabs in preworkout?

Can we use amino acid 2222 tabs  in preworkout?

Maybe: Can you provide more information about these tabs? Many Amino Acids are helpful for muscle repair - but your description of "2222" is not meaningful to me (and i study supplements and nutrition). ...Read more

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Very healthy 29 Chinese wife China Dr via web,Benzoic acid in Sprite will hurt baby. Not on label, no caffeine, She craves Sprite. +++ Sugar but Okay?

Very healthy 29 Chinese wife China Dr via web,Benzoic acid in Sprite will hurt baby. Not on label, no caffeine, She craves Sprite. +++ Sugar but Okay?

Unknown, but...: Drinking soda is ok in older children and in adults, if there is an event such as a birthday party where all the people are drinking some soda. Other than that, no human needs Sprite, Coke, Pepsi,... Soda has no benefits for healthy people. Haven't heard of sodas damaging unborn babies (assuming that's what this question refers to) from the trace ingredients in it, but excess sugar is bad stuff. ...Read more

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How high a % of glicolic acid cream is safe to use just at home?

How high a % of glicolic acid cream is safe to use just at home?

Glycolic Acid: This answer is not a simple one. Many of the over the 'acids' are partially neutralized so the percentage that they are claiming on the package is not the actual percentage. Another factor to consider is any underlying skin conditions such as rosacea or excema that can be flared up by the active ingredients. I would recommend doing a 'patch test' on a small area of skin of the neck. ...Read more

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What to do if I want to remove the biofilm inside my pipes, which acid should I use?

What to do if I want to remove the biofilm inside my pipes, which acid should I use?

Whoa: Forgive my frankness. What you really need to do is stop reading books and internet sites that peddle half-truths and outright lies. There's no "biofilm" in your "pipes", at least not the ones in your body. Whether you're concerned with the health of your intestines, your vascular system, or your airways, a scientific physician -- perhaps one sympathetic to "holistic medicine" -- is your real pal. ...Read more

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I have been using alpha lopiac acid for about 3 years for nueroapthy? Is there any risk to long term use?

I have been using alpha lopiac acid for about 3 years for nueroapthy? Is there any risk to long term use?

Anti oxidant-ALA: Alpha lipoic acid can be used on long term basis.

Is it helping the neuropathy?

It is good for liver diseases also. ...Read more

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What's the use of mefanamic acid?

What's the use of mefanamic acid?

Anti-inflammatory : Mefenamic acid is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It has analgesic properties similar to other nsaids and is used as an adjunct for pain relief. ...Read more

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Can men use boric acid supositories?

Can men use boric acid supositories?

Why?: For what purpose? Boric acid suppositories are used for yeast infections. Men rarely get yeast infections and even rarer when not on the skin or in the mouth/throat. ...Read more

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What amino acids can I use for health?

What amino acids can I use for health?

A good diet: A well balanced diet with lean proteins should be enough without having to supplement. Otherwise if you were involved in an aggressive training g program, then protein bars and shakes may be advised. ...Read more

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How can you use salicylic acid properly?

How can you use salicylic acid properly?

Salicylic acid: Salicylic acid is used for different things. It depends upon what you want to treat. Roman soldiers taped willow bark to their feet to remove callouses because it contains salicylic acid. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to use hyaluronic acid in young age?

Is it healthy to use hyaluronic acid in young age?

Yes but : While hyaluronic acid (HA) may be safe at a young age, the question to be asked is why a young person would require HA? ...Read more

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Is that true kojic acid creams are harmful to use?

Is that true kojic acid creams are harmful to use?

Hydroquinone: These products like HQ , kojic acid are tyrosinase inhibitors thus decrease the ability to create melanin making your skin tanner. Recently there is evidence the HQ may be carcinogenic thus its hard to come by these days especially in the strengths required (4 +%) Kocic acid is a good second choice and does not have the same concerns at this point. ...Read more

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Salicylic acid andglycolic acid ok to use together?

Salicylic & Glycolic: You can use the products together. However the two products used together my cause increased dryness or irritation. ...Read more

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Can I use trerinoin and salicylic acid at the same time?

Can I use trerinoin and salicylic acid at the same time?

No: May cause unwanted local skin reactions tretinoin should work well by its self. ...Read more

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Can i use glycolic acid and benzoil peroxide at the same time?

Can i use glycolic acid and benzoil peroxide at the same time?

I would avoid: using those together as they could irritate your skin, especially if in the sun. Try alternating between the two daily. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can I use 2 different salicylic acid products at the same time?

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Can I use 2 different salicylic acid products at the same time?

Preferably not: Depending on the strength of the salicylic acid you are using. If you combine products and are using too much, this will cause a chemical burn and can potentially cause scarring. ...Read more

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I bought raw kojic acid in order to lighten my skin but i don't know what I should use to dilute it. ?

I bought raw kojic acid in order to lighten my skin but i don't know what I should use to dilute it. ?

Not typical: Interestingly the logic acid used by aestheticians is typically prepared in a cream base or ointment. There is no typical percentage or concentrations quoted which is unlike retinoids or hydroquinone. ...Read more

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I have a bottle of salicylate acid that expired in Frebruary. It has a crystal substance at the bottom of the bottle. Is it still good to use?

No way.: At the least, it's expired. And worse, it could be that something else got into the bottle and contaminated the medication. Get rid of it. Don't take the chance. ...Read more

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Salicylic acid, use of application?

Salicylic acid, use of application?

Softens keratin: In low concentration (1-2%) is softens keratin in skin. Good for some forms of acne. Higher conc. (20%) can be used as a chemical peel for cosmetic purposes. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use sialic acid on my face?

Is it okay to use sialic acid on my face?

Yes: Salicylic acid is especially helpful in treating acne because of its ability to penetrate the follicle. It encourages the shedding of dead skin cells from within the follicle, helping keep the pores clear of cellular debris. In this way, it reduces the number of pore blockages and breakouts on the skin. ...Read more