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Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser Medication
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
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
Cetaphil: It should be fine to use Cetaphil on your penis and scrotum. ...Read more
Is it okay to leave Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser on my hair and scalp? Says it can be used like lotion.
Better to use: As a lotion for your skin than for your hair ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Is it okay to use cetaphil dermacontrol products in the a.M. And cerave cleanser and moisturizer in the p.M.? I also use stridex maximum strength pads
Avoid moisturizers: Moisturizers usually make problems worse and should be avoided. Add retinoic acid or retinol and antioxidants to your routine! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Acne cleanser: Cetaphil would be better.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Nothing : Just observe, your baby will be fine, wish you both wellness ...Read more
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