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Cetaphil Warnings And Recalls
I use some topical products that contain paraben such as eyeshadows, compact powder, shampoos/conditioners, lotions. I'm currently 29w pregnant. Harm?
No: If you do not get a violent, red, itchy reaction, then you can continue to use them. ...Read more
You are on your own: I don't believe there is a standard definition. More often it is a marketing gimmick ...Read more
Clarifying allergy ALL NSAIDs, need safe topical. Some natural ings act as NSAIDs. Is Topricin safe? Ingredients on topricin.com, tab in prod desc.
Depends: Since you did not mention nasal or sinus polyps, I presume that you do not have Aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease in which patients would react to all NSAIDs except Celebrex (celecoxib). There has been no study on whether topical NSAIDs would trigger systemic symptoms and thus the answer is unknown. It appears to me that you need a good neurologic and orthopedic evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can using dryer sheets for laundry harm baby (32 weeks pregnant)? Just read that they contain toxic chemicals and we use them for all of our laundry.
Not a significant Pb: The minimal exposure one has to these products makes any problem very unlikely.Of the chemicals listed as toxic, ethanol, has most likely evaporated before use, & the fragrances that have some toxicity are similar to those in other areas of your life.Work site, home, public gatherings. You can reduce the issue if you use anti static balls, or vinegar soaked pads. ...Read more
Hi dermatologists! Can I mix two facial toners (Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner and Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Balancing Softener Enriched) in the same bottle and use it as one toner?
I'm on accutane? Can I use physiogel cleanser (from stiefel - gsk company) to wash my face while i'm on accutane?
Accutane: Yes you can use physiogel, but soap and water is cheaper. ...Read more
Confused by prescription terms qid, qd, qhs, etc. Are there official guidelines for pharmacists for writing instructions on the labels on bottles? Any website?
Not for patients: Any good pharmacy would never write the abbreviated doctor shorthand on the bottle of medication you get. If you are unsure of anything, have them relabel the bottle in words that you can understand. If you are asking before the prescription is filled and you want to know, consult a pharmacy or medical shorthand manual on latin prescription abbreviations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I heard about Oriflame products. I want to know is their any side effects to use these products as these products contains chemical.??
Immaterial: Brand does not matter. Any mask will do the samejob. ...Read more
Apart from suncreams and shade. Any alternative creams, herbs etc that have benefits regarding skin cancer?
Are clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) products good? Especially 4 hour rapid action treatment cream and face wash.
They are: They are but usually you need prescribed meds with this. ...Read more
20/21 weeks pregnant Can I use a lush bath bomb with these essential oils as ingredients:
Grapefruit oil, cedar wood oil, and peppermint oil. No concentrations are given. They are not the first ingredients listed.
Yes: Based on the information provided, fetal harm is unlikely, as long as the temperature is not too hot. There is a small risk of fainting from the vasodilatory effect of a hot bath which could cause drowning. Also, some people could be allergic to some of the ingredients themselves. Dipping your toes in the bath for a few minutes to ensure no allergic reaction may help eliminate this concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Using tretenoin cream for acne with daily sulfur wash! Need moisture for dry/sensitive skin! Any chemical-free alternatives for cetaphil/cerave??
Here are a few: I would avoid parabens (preservatives that are widely used and have been found in low levels in breast cancer), xenoestrogens (foreign Estrogens that have estrogenic effects on living organisms) or carcinogens (such as sodium lauryl sulfate that is often found in cleansers and toothpaste). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid: I would avoid these chemicals esp when pregnant. ...Read more
Do Topical products such as makeup, lotions, and perfumes used in limited quantities represent a developmental risk to a fetus? I'm 33w5d and scared.
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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