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Does cetaphil cause cancer?

Does cetaphil cause cancer?

Cetaphil cancer: Cetaphil is a moisturizing lotion and there is no evidence that it causes cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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A lot of sites state that cetaphil is bad for the skin since it contains lots of chemicals that are apparently toxic and would cause cancer or somethi?

A lot of sites state that cetaphil is bad for the skin since it contains lots of chemicals that are apparently toxic and would cause cancer or somethi?

A patient once asked: Me about a cosmetic she was using. She was in a panic since some web site had pointed out that a study with MICE showed toxicity and tumor forming effects of one of the chemicals found in extremely small quantities in that cosmetic. I told the patient "every morning look at yourself in the bathroom mirror and if you see a mouse STOP using that cosmetic! BEWARE FAKE NEWS! ...Read more

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Does the Cetaphil Cleansing Bar have ingredients that could lead to cancer?

Does the Cetaphil Cleansing Bar have ingredients that could lead to cancer?

Highly unlikely: First it is very difficult to medicine to penetrate the skin barrier especially when the contact is as brief as that from a cleansing bar. 2nd if it has any hint of causing cancer, either the government or the manufacturer would have taken it off the market. ...Read more

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Is cetaphil facial cleanser could cause serious damage to the body if used frequently for a long time?

Is cetaphil facial cleanser could cause serious damage to the body if used frequently for a long time?

No, it's fine to use: Cetaphil facial cleanser or skin cleanser are milder than soaps. The Cetaphil cleansers don't take away too much skin oil, so the cleansers don't leave your skin too dry. These cleansers can be used every day instead of soap. They are not "facial scrubs" or "exfoliators" so won't be abrasive to skin. (Use a little each time, because all cleansers go down the drain, to our water supply or oceans (oxymetazoline).) ...Read more

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What would cause ones face to stay oily after using cetaphil and sweat allot when outside its 95 here maybe humidity? And I'm outta shape

What would cause ones face to stay oily after using cetaphil and sweat allot when outside its 95 here maybe humidity? And I'm outta shape

All skin types are: Different, those with oily skin need to add toner or astringent to their regimen to keep oil secretions under control. A wash that has some hydroxy acid will help as well, not cetaphil unless you use the foam for acne one ...Read more

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My limbs itch severely, dry, scratching causes light bumps, cetaphil moisturiser doesn't help. Am 60 yrs. Why?

My limbs itch severely, dry, scratching causes light bumps, cetaphil moisturiser doesn't help. Am 60 yrs. Why?

Itching: See your dermatologist to see if this problem arises externally or internally. If external you can sit on the bathtub for 30 minutes then get out, dry off thoroughly, and apply eucerin cream or aquaphor or vaseline to your skin to seal the moisture in. If internal you may need an appropriate diagnosis and internal pills to suppress the itching. ...Read more

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Does cetaphil gentle skin cleanser cause facial acne?

Does cetaphil gentle skin cleanser cause facial acne?

Unlikley: You can stop using it and see if it clears up, but doubtful that it is the cause of your acne. Look closely at diet. ...Read more

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Is it safe to moisturize acne prone skin? Is Cetaphil okay (will it cause pimples)? What is really the purpose of moisturizing?

Is it safe to moisturize acne prone skin? Is Cetaphil okay (will it cause pimples)? What is really the purpose of moisturizing?

Yes.: If your skin is dry you can use a moisturizer but remember first take a shower or bath preferably using minimal if any soap which dries your skin then get out of the bath and apply the moisturizer to the wet skin. Most people dry off before applying the moisturizer. Don't do that! Then pat those areas dry. ...Read more

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Can I heat my cetaphil moisturizing cream?

Can I heat my cetaphil moisturizing cream?

Moisturizer: Heating to a very high temperature could change the consistency of the product. ...Read more

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Is cetaphil effective for treating breakouts?

Acne: Cetaphil is used as a cleanser for acne prone skin but it is not effective at treating acne. Topical prescription medications used to treat acne include: epiduo, atralin, ziana, acanya and others. ...Read more

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Which is better for eczema, cetaphil or physiogel?

Which is better for eczema, cetaphil or physiogel?

Physiogel: In my experience my patients responded better to physiogel because it was a more hydrating cleanser and moisturizer. I would still recommend that you try both out at different times on a small area of your eczema to see which one works best for you. ...Read more

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WHich do I apply first, cliclindamycin or my moisturizer Cetaphil?

WHich do I apply first, cliclindamycin or my moisturizer Cetaphil?

Several steps: First clean the area and dry it. Then apply the clindamycin as you want this antibiotic to penetrate into the lesion area. Then you can top it off with the moisturizer if the area still seems dry. You may however omit the cetaphil if the area is moist after the clindamycin. ...Read more

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When you've had extractions done to your face without facial, is it okay to wash face with cetaphil at the end of the day?

When you've had extractions done to your face without facial, is it okay to wash face with cetaphil at the end of the day?

Yes: Cetaphil is a facial cleanser. Apply a small amount and monitor for any reaction before applyiing to your entire face. ...Read more

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Which lotion is better? Curel or cetaphil

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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Can I use cetaphil as a cleansing lotion?

Cetaphil Cleanser: Most skin cleansers remove more than they should. As the brand of cleansers and moisturizers recommended by more dermatologists than any other, cetaphil® cleansers work to cleanse, moisturize and gently remove what your skin doesn’t need, without stripping away natural emollients and oils. Cetaphil® gentle skin cleanser and daily facial cleanser have gentle, non-irritating formula. ...Read more

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Which cetaphil products should I get for rosacea?

Which cetaphil products should I get for rosacea?

See a doctor: Rosacea is a very common disorder and affects as many as 1 out of 3 people. It can also be very hard to control with over the counter products alone. Many physicians will recommend a combination of a low dose oral antibiotic along with a topical anti-fungal and perhaps a steroid to address both chronic as well as acute symptoms. Best to see a doctor and have them individualize a program. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is cetaphil gentle cleanser a good cleanser?

I wanted to know is cetaphil gentle cleanser a good cleanser?

Yes: Among many cleansers useful for dry, sensitive skin. The salient feature is pH of 6 to 7. Avoid caustic soaps, pH 9 to 10, such as Ivory, if you have dry skin. Avoid antibacterial and deodorant soaps. Unless you are allergic to scents (not common) you can use unscented or any smell which appeals to you. ...Read more

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Is cetaphil antibacterial soap ok to use for personal intimate cleaning?

Is cetaphil antibacterial soap ok to use for personal intimate cleaning?

No: If by "intimate" you're referring to your delicate parts, the answer is no, especially for the vagina and anal areas. Harsh soaps can cause drying, cracking and itching, and should be avoided. In fact, it's best to minimize the use of soap at all: just a little water is enough. ...Read more