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Doctor insights on: Homemade Pore Strips Without Gelatin Or Honey

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Okay, so I just changed my soap from Dove to a natural honey and oat soap. I noticed I have some random bumps (possibly irriataed pores?) on my leg.

Okay, so I just changed my soap from Dove to a natural honey and oat soap. I noticed I have some random bumps (possibly irriataed pores?) on my leg.

Folliculitis: Well, the idea of putting honey the soap is interesting but I'm wondering if that would result in the soap having some degree of sugar in it. If so, I could conceive the possibility that putting sugar on your skin might predispose towards irritation/inflammation of the hair follicle = folliculitis. Try switching back to Dove and see what happens. Read more

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If you placed a biore pore face strip too close to your eyebrows and it pulled some eyebrows out will those eyebrows grow back or is follicle damaged?

If you placed a biore pore face strip too close to your eyebrows and it pulled some eyebrows out will those eyebrows grow back or is follicle damaged?

No problem: Those brow hairs will grow back. The biore strip can pull out hairs but will not damage the follicle so their normal function will resume. Read more

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Are nose strips for blackheads effective? How often should they be used? Is there a way to close the pores on my nose from them?

Are nose strips for blackheads effective? How often should they be used? Is there a way to close the pores on my nose from them?

Pore strips: Pore strips that supposedly lift out blackheads actually lift out microscopic hairs, called trichostasis spinulosa. There is no evidence that they are effective for blackheads which are a form of acne. Medications for blackheads include benzoyl peroxide, retinoids (adapalene, tretinoin, tazarotene) and sulfur-based topicals. Please talk to your dermatologist about what medication is best for you. Read more

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I used 2 pore strips on my nose about 1 mo. Ago and pores on nose became enlarged. I have Rx for atralin and acanya. Will they go back to normal?

I used 2 pore strips on my nose about 1 mo. Ago and pores on nose became enlarged. I have Rx for atralin and acanya. Will they go back to normal?

No: Pore strips will not enlarge pores. See dermatologist for evaluation of decrease pore size. Http://www. Huffingtonpost. Com/2012/07/05/shrink-pore-size-face-dermatologist_n_1644018.html Read more

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Does gelatin automatically mean it's made of pork fat?

Does gelatin automatically mean it's made of pork fat?

Pork&cow skin &bones: Gelatin is not made from fat but from animal skin & bones; about 44% comes from pig skin, 28% from cow hides & 27% from the bones of cows, pigs and horses. A tiny amount is derived from fish but this is labelled as such- it is produced for those who don't eat mammals. Most capsules in drugs and supplements are made from gelatin but many supps are made from vegcaps derived from cellulose. Read more

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Is clear gelatin-like mucus cancerous?

Is clear gelatin-like mucus cancerous?

Highly unlikely: Your gelatin like mucus is not indicative of cancer. There are any reason your mucus can change. Cancer is not really one of them. Read more

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Is it safe to take biotin and gelatin together?

Is it safe to take biotin and gelatin together?

I was unable to: Find this combination using a drug/ food interaction checker. But, I know of no contraindications. Read more

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How do vegetarians feel about gelatin in medicine?

How do vegetarians feel about gelatin in medicine?

Gelatin in Medicines: Gelatin, derived from the collagen inside animals' skin and bones is a commonly used coating agent in medicines Many vegetarians do not know that there is Gelatin in medicines prescribed to them; they usually do not ask their Physician about it. Those vegetarians with strong cultural beliefs will not take such medicines if they had the information; Vegans will also not take medicines with Gelatin Read more

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Please help! Does gelatin (capsule shell) cause bad breath?

Please help! Does gelatin (capsule shell) cause bad breath?

Gelatin capsules: Gelatin itself is not on the "bad breath list" per se. However, once you ingest something that your GI (stomach, intestine, etc.) system does not agree well, the gas that comes up into your mouth can give you a bad breath. Read more

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Should I avoid having my baby immunized because he might be allergic to gelatin?

Should I avoid having my baby immunized because he might be allergic to gelatin?

No: Vaccines are the best public health strategy we have to protect everyone from infectious disease, especially infants. That being said, there have been gelatin allergies reported to the mmr, influenza, and japanese encephalitis vaccines, none of which are offered to infants. (infants are less than 12 months old) if you are worried about a gelatin allergy, a visit to the allergist is important. Read more

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Would gelatin and water make a good lube for anal?

Would gelatin and water make a good lube for anal?

NO!!: A commercial water based lubricant such as KY jelly is the safest to use but I do not condone anal intercourse due to the risks of infection and damage to the sphincter muscles. Read more

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Could you tell me how much gelatin to heal joints?

Could you tell me how much gelatin to heal joints?

Not known: Gel may alleviate symptoms, but does not bring about healing. It is most useful in early stages of osteoarthritis. Read more