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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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Glycerin (Definition)

Glycerin is a laxative which is a ...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.

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

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How effective are glycerin suppositories?

Good: They could be quite effective. But if constipation continues please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a glycerin suppository?

What are the effects of a glycerin suppository?

None: It's an inert substance that makes your stools come out. However, if you use it in excess, like anything else in life, you will develop problems. ...Read more

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Are there glycerin and propylene glycol free lotions?

Are there glycerin and propylene glycol free lotions?

CereVe: There is a line of creams, lotions, and cleansers called cereve, which is available over the counter. They are free of propylene glycol. They are expensive but worth it if you are allergic. I have just become aware that I am allergic-- this propylene glycol is everywhere----deodorants, cottonelle wipes, etc, so just switching lotions may not be enough! yikes! good luck to both of us ! ...Read more

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Is vegetable glycerin safe for inhalation? Like for vaporizers

Is vegetable glycerin safe for inhalation? Like for vaporizers

Vegetable glycerin: The most common side effect of inhalation of e-liquid containing vegetable glycerin is a dry mouth, sore throat, and thirst. These symptoms usually last a few days as the body gets used to the vegetable glycerin. These symptoms can be lessened by drinking more water and liquids then usual. ...Read more

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What is the shelf life for glycerin tablet?

What is the shelf life for glycerin tablet?

Nitroglycerin??: nitroglycerin is pretty sensitive to light and won't last long - check the bottle for expiration date, and don't count on it to help past that time. if you mean glycerol (like for inducing BM) that is unlikely to ever go bad. ...Read more

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Do glycerin suppositories expire?

Yes: Every medication has expiration date. The date is usually printed on the box and on the wrap of the product. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how glycerin suppositories work?

Hyperosmotic laxativ: It works by drawing water into the intestines. The effect is to cause a bowel movement usually within 15 to 60 minutes. ...Read more