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Doctor insights on: Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser Medication

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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 gentle cleanser and moisturizing lotion good for acne?

Is cetaphil gentle cleanser and moisturizing lotion good for acne?

No it will not: Cetaphil lotion is a moisturizing lotion for dry skin and will not help acne. You need benzyl peroxide, with antibiotic local or oral and may need retinoids locally. ...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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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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Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser for infants baby acne is safe and what more does it do to my baby?

Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser for infants baby acne is safe and what more does it do to my baby?

Cetaphil skin: Cleanser can be used to bathe your baby with or it can be used as a lotion. Better that soap if your baby has sensitive skin or eczema. ...Read more

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What's to be expected? Might using cetaphil only as a cleanser help acne?

What's to be expected? Might using cetaphil only as a cleanser help acne?

No it will not: Cetaphil lotion is a moisturizing lotion for dry skin and will not help acne. You need benzyl peroxide, with antibiotic local or oral and may need retinoids locally. ...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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Is cetaphil a good cleanser for oily skin?

Is cetaphil a good cleanser for oily skin?

Try This: Cetaphil has a new product on the market called "cetaphil dermacontrol oil control foam wash" that I have had excellent results with patients. I do not like to endorse one brand over another but this product has shown great results thus far. It is worth a try. ...Read more

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Why did cetaphil oily skin cleanser break me out?

Why did cetaphil oily skin cleanser break me out?

Various reasons: Any facial product will contain several active and inactive ingredients. I would recommend giving your face a break for a few days and try another product. Only use it on a small area of your face at first in case there is another outbreak. There are several holistic oily skin web sites available for your review to see if a technique suggested there might help too. ...Read more

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Can I wash my vagina with cetaphil cleanser?

Can I wash my vagina with cetaphil cleanser?

Maybe: I've seen blogs where women have done this. However, you may upset the pH balance of your vagina which is needed to maintain natural vaginal hygiene. Cetaphil is fine for cleansing the vulva and may soothe irritation. The best vaginal cleanser is really plain yogurt that is washed out with warm water. Yogurt has a pH of 4 and is soothing for most women. ...Read more

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Hello. Is cetaphil daily cleanser the best facial cleanser really recommended by dermatologist?

Hello. Is cetaphil daily cleanser the best facial cleanser really recommended by dermatologist?

Often recommended: Cetaphil cleanser is often recommended by dermatologists and I usually recommend that in my pediatric practice, but there are different forms, for dry skin, for acne prone skin, etc. There are similar cleansers that work well too, and each doctor has their preferred brands. ...Read more

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Cetaphil daily facial cleanser help with scars?

Cetaphil daily facial cleanser help with scars?

No: Topical application of silicone gel is the only non-invasive treatment proven to improve the appearance of scars. Dermarolling and laser treatments are more invasive treatments. ...Read more

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Can I use cetaphil oily skin cleanser while on roaccutane?

Use Cetaphil Gentle: While using roaccutane, use cetaphil gentle skin cleanser instead of cetaphil oily skin cleanser since surface oils will be reduced and local skin irritation will be a common adverse effect. ...Read more

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How well does cetaphil cleanser work for your skin? Living in nursing home.

See below: It works very well. We often recommend this cleanser to help decrease the chance of getting mrsa. An infection caused by a bacterium that is resistant to most antibiotics. ...Read more

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Do I need to apply moisterizer on my face after putting cetaphil oily skin cleanser on?

Do I need to apply moisterizer on my face after putting cetaphil oily skin cleanser on?

Yes: You should apply a toner and a moisturizer every time you wash your face. If your face is oily, you should use a thin moisturizer (more of a lotion than a cream). Not using a moisturizer can cause your face to produce more oil in an attempt to keep your skin from being too dry. The toner helps to restore pH balance after washing so that the moisturizer can be absorbed. ...Read more

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Is cetaphil dermacontrol oil control cleanser safe to use in pregnancy?

Is cetaphil dermacontrol oil control cleanser safe to use in pregnancy?

Yes: In moderation — don't bathe in it. Anything you apply topically can penetrate your skin and may be active systemically. Steroids are a good example of this. However, cetaphil dermacontrol oil control cleanser has no ingredients which are contraindicated in pregnancy when used as directed. ...Read more

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I cannot use menthol. Does the cetaphil cleanser for oily skin have menthol as a fragrance?

I cannot use menthol. Does the cetaphil cleanser for oily skin have menthol as a fragrance?

As far as I know, no: I have used cetaphil for years and I have never noticed any menthol in their products as far as I can tell. There may be a version of cetaphil that does have Menthol, so I also caution you to check the labeling prior to use. ...Read more

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I've read that products with paraben are dangerous and are cancerous. I hav been using cetaphil facial cleanser for 2 years already and it has paraben?

I've read that products with paraben are dangerous and are cancerous. I hav been using cetaphil facial cleanser for 2 years already and it has paraben?

Discernment: You're almost a grown woman. You simply can't go through live believing all the garbage on the doctor-bashing websites. The breast cancer claims are from a junk study of 20 tumors that a group at an obscure medical school somehow got published. It lacks basic biologic plausibility, and I'd urge you to ignore it. ...Read more

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How many products are safe to use to treat my light/moderate acne? I want to use a scrub and a cleanser from Neutrogena. I also want to use Cetaphil.

How many products are safe to use to treat my light/moderate acne? I want to use a scrub and a cleanser from Neutrogena. I also want to use Cetaphil.

Available OTC: You've noted several major brands of skin products available in the States. All are safe to use as intended & directed, assuming that you aren't sensitive or allergic to an ingredient. Whether any two or more can be used in combination is "unknown" as there are too many combinations for safety regulators to run thru. Discuss concerns w/your Family Doc & Dermatologist. Tell them about all products ...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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Are rexsol, cetaphil and clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) good cleansers which is the best?

Are rexsol, cetaphil and clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) good cleansers which is the best?

Depends : Depends on what kind of skin you have, sensitive, oily, dry, acne, etc. Clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) may have acne medication in it which may be helpful if you have acne but dry your skin if you don't. Most dermatologists I've worked with recommend Cetaphil as it is a mild but effective cleanser that works for almost all kinds of skin and skin problems. ...Read more

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What's the right way to use tretinoin? What are side effects I may get of this? Can I use cetaphil facial cleanser along with it? From 20years old gal

What's the right way to use tretinoin? What are side effects I may get of this? Can I use cetaphil facial cleanser along with it?  From 20years old gal

Tretinoin for acne: Tretinoin should be only used once a day, and typically at bedtime is best. You should apply a "pea-sized" amount on the time of your finger, dab the cream on areas of acne only, then massage the cream into the skin. You want to avoid applying it to non-affected, healthy skin to reduce the chance of irritation. Using Cetaphil cleanser is safe for washing your face before applying tretinoin. ...Read more

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Will cetaphil cleanser help heal my itchy acne on my forehead?

Will cetaphil cleanser help heal my itchy acne on my forehead?

Try stronger stuff: Instead of pricey soap, if you want to actually do something about your acne, you'll need something much less pleasant. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated (strength, frequency of application) will probably clear you. Best wishes. ...Read more