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Cetyl Alcohol Skin Care
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
Please help! what is the medical importance of glycerol, retinol, ethyl alcohol and iso-propyl alcohol?
OPEN ENDED: Your question is too open ended and difficult to answer in this limited space. Come up with a specific question. ...Read more
Are products with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, cholesterol and niacinamide generally helpful for oily, sensitive facial skin Dx seborrheic dermatitis?
No: These are very useful for DRY skin and eczema. Seborrheic dermatitis will respond to an azole cream such as ketoconazole, clotrimazole, or miconazole. Topical steroids are very effective but on the face calcineurin inhibitors are preferred. Washing with a dandruff shampoo, typically in a shower, can be very beneficial. Some meds and vitamins aggravate it. ...Read more
Products aging skin am/pm creams moisturizers.Sun damage, wrinkles, dark eye circle, large pores for very sensitive skin with no fragrance been using ceraphil gentle cleanser and vanicream?
Skin issues: It is difficult to know what your question is based on your description. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
I use talc regularly which contains zinc, silica, ethanol, parabens & much more chemicals. Does it cause any harm to facial skin..
No harm to skin: No problem with skin but should be careful not to inhale talc. ...Read more
Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?
No: No, topical medications should not affect mental health, other than improve it when symptoms they are treating are improving. ...Read more
Is it ok to use neutrogena hydroxy acid exfoliating cleanser while on Accutane ? It is non comedogenic, soap free and dermatologist tested
Yes: Yes you can, provided you don't apply it with an abrasive sponge or anything that can excoriate your skin or exacerbate the exfoliation. ...Read more
I've read that facial toners containing alcohol denat make your face dry and irritated, can i just use an alcohol free facial toner?
YES: and I would suggest a MOISTURIZER if your face tends to dryness anyway Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Washing/oily skin: At least twice a day. But best to see a doctor or derma to advise exactly for you. ...Read more
It depends,,: This appears to be a vitamin supplement drink with biotin in it for hair and nails. It does come with warnings, so if you pay attention to them it may be OK but if you have any adverse reactions you should stop and you should not have too much alcohol in any case. In fact, if you have not used this before it is best to see your doctor before using it or alcohol at all. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Does benzac (benzoyl peroxide) AC cream get rid of oily skin and redness, as well as the pimples?
Would these cause a positive ETG test .
Cetyl, Stearyl, Cetearyl alcohols.
Panthenol, Phenoxyethenol, Butylene Glycol, Propanol, Propylene Glycol.
Only ethanol makeEtG: Those compounds aren't metabolized to EtG. Food products (vanilla), hygiene products, mouthwash, or OTC medications (cough syrups) containing ethanol can cause EtG levels to exceed 100 ng/mL but not 500 ng/mL. If measurable ethanol is detected (greater than .04 gm%) in the urine & EtG is >250 ng/mL, or if EtG > 500 ng/mL, then this is very strong evidence that beverage alcohol was consumed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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