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I'm wondering is glycerin based soap good against acne?

No: In spite of what some misinformed grown-up may have told you, acne's not caused by being dirty, or having unhealthy lifestyle habits. It is a complex and potentially serious disease and isn't going to respond to something that does basically nothing. Your physician can manage it but the medicines are strong -- it's your right to have 21st century health care. ...Read more

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Is it really important to use moisturizers on my face? I am 36 yrs old and have had 2 children.I have very sensitive skin and have had it my whole life. I can only use neutrogena glycerin soap for my face. I can not use any thing that has any type of mois

Is it really important to use moisturizers on my face? I am 36 yrs old and have had 2 children.I have very sensitive skin and have had it my whole life. I can only use neutrogena glycerin soap for my face. I can not use any thing that has any type of mois

Perhaps : Perhaps you are allergic or sensitive to an ingredient in the moisturizers. Skin allergy patch testing can help determine if you have an allergy. One moisturizer that i recommend for sensitive skin and acne prone patients is vanicream, which is available on the internet and at select stores. It is very gentle and tolerated by most patients. Keeping your skin moist is very important as is wearing a moisturizer with sunscreen on a daily basis to protect your skin. ...Read more

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Is there any sorbitol based soap available in india?

Sorbitol soap: You should contact a family member or friend in India to find out. The pharmacies in the USA are unlikely to know. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to oatmeal based soaps/lotions, but not when I ingest it?

Is it possible to be allergic to oatmeal based soaps/lotions, but not when I ingest it?

Yes: It may be the additives in oatmeal based soaps and lotions you are allergic to. Oatmeall soaps are not pure oatmeal. ...Read more

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I have extremely dry skin accompanied by pimples. Whenever i wash my face even with a glycerine based soap, a white layer forms in front of my skin.

I have extremely dry skin accompanied by pimples. Whenever i wash my face even with a glycerine based soap, a white layer forms in front of my skin.

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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I have never had sex but after shaving my penis for the first time i noticed a tiny red pimple on base how can I get rid of it? I was shaving 2 days ago and i thought i cut my penis a little so I have been washing it with soap and putting bactine on it fo

I have never had sex but after shaving my penis for the first time i noticed a tiny red pimple on base how can I get rid of it? I was shaving 2 days ago and i thought i cut my penis a little so I have been washing it with soap and putting bactine on it fo

You : You are doing the right things with washing with soap and water, and try putting Bacitracin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) on it (antibiotic creams). But if it doesn't resolve in a couple of days, or if it becomes larger, more red, or you have fever or pain then you must be seen immediately for an evaluation. ...Read more