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Does Dettol Cause The Skin To Be Darken
I used dettol soap on my face. It has caused it to dry out. Also I have dark skin, and it has caused light patches around my cheeks and underneath my?
Dettol soap on face: Dettol soap is not formulated for use on the face, although like you, a lot of people use it for facial cleansing. It may have caused inflammation and subsequent drying and post- inflammatory hypopigmentation. I would stop using the soap and opt for a milder facial cleanser appropriate for your skin type & skin concerns. Also use a moisturizer to help restore hydration to your skin. Add spf in am. ...Read more
I'm not aware of any: Studies on point. The active ingredient in dettol, chloroxylenol (4-chloro, 3, 5 dimethylphenol), has been around a long time & has a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity. Being insoluble in water, dettol is instead alcohol/pine oil based, and is used as an antiseptic and a cleaner. Dermatitis & possibly inhalation toxicity have been reported. At typical exposures, cancer seems highly unlikely. ...Read more
3 days ago I fall of the bike and I had a scratched skin.. but I cleaned it with dettol within an hour. Should I still take a tetanus shot????????????
Maybe: A person should get a Tdap booster shot if he hasn't gotten a Tdap shot in the last 10 years. The Tdap shot protects him from Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (whooping cough). If a wound is deeper or contaminated with dirt, the doctor may give a tetanus booster if the patient hasn't had a tetanus booster in the last 5 years. ...Read more
I put dettol on my testicals because its been itchy for days and now my testicals are burning and also the skin has gone super red?
Here are some...: Clinically, you may have acute contact dematitis from dettol - an antiseptice soap. So, stop its use and try applying topical hydrocortisone 1% cream t x 2 times daily and without using other soap but rising with tap water and drying. If not improving in 2 days or worseing, seek professional attention timely. More? Contact me at www, healthtap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login for appointment. ...Read more
My 1.5yr old son poured dettol liquid over his body we washed only after 4-5 hrs. Later we found swollen, brown, burnt skin around urine organ.
Chemical burn: Dettol is just a brand name - not sure which liquid it was, a topical body wash or a stronger disinfectant for the household. Regardless, it sounds like he has a chemical burn of the skin in the area you describe. Flush area hourly with clear, cool water. Make sure he is able to urinate ok. If skin starts to break down, peel, smell or drainage, then needs to see doctor immediately for burn care. ...Read more
Hello Sir: I am using dettol soup for washing my face twice a day because my face is oily and having acne. Dettol makes it dry. Is it harmful for skin?
No: But you don't want the skin to get too dry, so seek a balance ...Read more
I'm 20 weeks and 3 days pregnant and just want to know if I can have a dettol bath? Or what can I use to kill bacteria and germs of my skin?
Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you! ...Read more
Antibacterial soap: The h1n1 flu outbreak of 2009 and 2010 led to further concern about transmitting germs. An increased focus on hand washing led to many people finding security in antibacterial soaps; however, research by the cdc found that the soap's antibiotic was no better at killing germs than regular hand soaps. ...Read more
Dark spot: It should fade somewhat overtimeGet a more detailed answer ›
Some friends suggested me to apply detol on pimple. Now it has worsen my skin. Pimple has become too big and white discharge from pimple. Help me?
Hmmm?: Please do not take medical advice from friends who have not gone to medical school. Keep it clean for now and if it continues to worsen, see a Dr. Best wishes. ...Read more
No but it is not:
An effective treatment. Consult this site for home treatment of acne: http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Post popping pimple I applied undiluted dettol for 20 mints. Boroline antiseptic cream for another 10 mints without washing dettol. I have dark patch.
Best to see a doctor: It is difficult to say if the dark patch will be permanent or not. It is best to see a doctor and have them evaluate your skin. It is best not to use chemicals that are not meant for the skin on your skin, especially face area. Good luck. ...Read more
Got a cut on the upper lip and applied dettol with cotton for about 15 minutes. The area has now turned dark with burning sensation. What to do?
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