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Does The Wart Acid Sold Otc Really Work In Removing Skin Tags
Yes: Salicylic acid impregnated pads can be used on skin tags. Place the pad over the skin tag for 24 hours and remove and wash. Over 1-2 weeks you should spontaneously remove the tag without pain. Do not use salicylic acid on open wounds/inflamation. Be careful of using the patches on the face or groin. ...Read more
Warts: Each night before going to bed soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it to the wart and then hold it in place with a band-aid. Leave it on all night, or if you like, 24 hours a day but change the soaked cotton and band-aid each evening for a week. The wart will swell and may throb as it reacts with the vinegar and then start to turn black within the first two days and in two weeks gone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the use of bloodroot or a product that contains bloodroot like dermatend successfully, safely and permanently remove moles?
Moles: It is a bad idea to use a cream to remove moles. Any mole or growth that is removed from a person should be examined pathologically under the microscope. There are too many cases of people that had a spot removed but not examined and later show up with metastatic cancer of unknown primary. ...Read more
Does laser hair removal actually work in reducing/killing hair growth & if so does the home remedy tria laser work just as well?
Does anti-aging skin creams like Olay have ingredients that strips your skin's surface (like glycolic acid or acids or alcohols in general)? Thanks.
Anti aging: Most of them have RETINOL in non- prescription strength and YES RETINOL can peel skin ...Read more
Porcelana: Put this product(porcelana) to work tonight to perfect and even your skin tone while you sleep. Fortified with hydroquinone, which is clinically proven to be the most effective lightening ingredient, this formulation is the ideal treatment for fading dark spots, blemishes and discolorations caused by sun exposure, acne, pregnancy or oral contraceptives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is better to remove eczema scars glycolic acid or salicytic acid, note that eczema is cured but leaves dark marks all over body ?
Are there any topical creams that work as an effective cellulite treatment? I ran across a topical cellulite treatment that promises to reduce the appearance of cellulite, which i would like to try on my thighs. Another cream contains caffeine and suppose
Would using Dr. Scholl's Freeze-Away Wart Removal be okay to use on Molluscum Contagiosum in the genital region? Will it leave scars?
Be specific: You will not want to use this on or near the labia. You could try it on the pubic area. Any irritation can speed the clearing of molluscum. Mild irritation will leave no scars. These are not true warts. They are a pox virus with 2 types. One type infects mostly children, the other is sexually transmitted. If you do nothing they will usually clear in a few months. If you need help, the best is derm ...Read more
Can using benzyl peroxide or salicyclic acid actually irritate your skin more sometimes than do it any good?
Concentration issue: You may have more delicate skin and require a lower percentage of active ingredient (w/b.P.). The salicylic acid is usually used to remove dead skin (and fungus or other problems along with it), so need to understand how it works and what is "acceptable" response. If worried, see your dr or a dermatologist for advice, or ask your pharmacist. ...Read more
Do any of the home laser hair removers actually remove hair permanently and if so which ones can be used on a man's face?
Molluscum: Otc freezing can be used on the penis with caution. However, otc freezing is a minus 55 while the doctors freezing is a minus 320 so it is not as effective. A product on the internet that is very effective for molluscum is molluscumrx and it is not as painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is retin a (tretinoin) effective for permantly eliminating pimples and acne? Does it work like accutane, shrinking the oils glands? Or does it just expholiate.
Is peeling/chafing of the skin a good thing when using 2% salicylic acid astringent on face? Should it be doing this?
Can the liquid wax paraffinum liquidum be topical applied to hair without blocking vitamin absorption? It's in a hair styling product I have. Thanks
Paraffinum: liquidum is a form of mineral oil. It is a common ingredient in cosmetics including hair products. It has been regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and in the amounts found in common hair products can be considered safe. I doubt it would measurably affect vitamin absorption. Good wishes:) ...Read more
What is the use of chemical peel in whitening the underarm? How does it work with the whitening cream? Can the whitening cream whitens alone d underar
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