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What can I do so my dark spots go away I have a dark line in the side of my eyes one in each one and two spots in my chin I the dermatology subscribe hydroquinone 6% salicylic acid 2% it takes some out but the dark spots are still there

What can I do so my dark spots go away I have a dark line in the side of my eyes one in each one and two spots in my chin I the dermatology subscribe hydroquinone 6% salicylic acid 2% it takes some out but the dark spots are still there

I: I suggest you go back to see your dermatologist. You may need a higher dose of the medication, or a change in medication. In addition it's not a bad idea to see an eye specialist (ophthalmologist) for the dark lines in your sclera (white part of eye). There may be other options like laser therapy that may be helpful. Good luck. Read more

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I have acne marks (not scars) that aren't going away. Have'em since 4 years. Nothing (chemical peels, salicylic acid, hydroquinone, sunscreen) works?

I have acne marks (not scars) that aren't going away. Have'em since 4 years. Nothing (chemical peels, salicylic acid, hydroquinone, sunscreen) works?

Acne Scars: Ice pick and scallop (scooped out) type facial acne scars are permanent. Treatment modalities include but are not limited to mechanical dermabrasion, laser resurfacing, and surgical scar revision. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to determine what would be best for you. Read more

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How can I get from aspirin to salicylic acid.?

How can I get from aspirin to salicylic acid.?

Deacetylation: It is a chemical reaction. Am not aware of any way to do this at home. A process to turn salicylic acid to Aspirin is widely known and usually down in undergraduate chemistry labs. Read more

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Can I use papaya soap and salicylic acid at the same time?

Can I use papaya soap and salicylic acid at the same time?

Acne?: I assume you would use it for acne? If not, though, please correct me. So, the answer is yes, but try not to use soap excessively as you may run into a situation when your facial skin is too dry. Read more

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Is it generally no issue to apply calamine lotion after salicylic acid?

Is it generally no issue to apply calamine lotion after salicylic acid?

Calamine & Sal Acid: The combination of both topical medications can cause increased dryness or irritation. I would not recommend it. Read more

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What is the use of salicylic acid? Can it used to treat pigmentation on face?

What is the use of salicylic acid? Can it used to treat pigmentation on face?

Yes but beware: Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid which is used to tone the skin by removing oils from the skin and is used for acne. It can also reduce inflammatory pigmentation as found in acne. Other agents such as Kojic acid, hydroquinone, and other plant peroxides can also decrease pigmentation. 2% salicylic acid is over the counter and can dry out skin if overused, so consult with your doctor. Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if you put salicylic acid on a wart will it grow back?

Can you tell me what you suggest if you put salicylic acid on a wart will it grow back?

Depends: Warts grow. Usually warts are treated with different methods, over the counter, and doctor medical procedures like cauterizing and cryosurgery. The response of the warts to OTC medications usually depend on how large they have gotten, small warts are more likely to respond to OTC. Warts can grow back if they aren't completely destroyed by either medication or the procedure. Read more

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Would that be okay to use together a face wash and moisturiser both containing salicylic acid?

Would that be okay to use together a face wash and moisturiser both containing salicylic acid?

Not a good idea: Try it with the face wash first for several weeks It may cause some irritation at first and your skin needs to become tolerant of it, which can take a month or 2. It may work fine by then and you won't need more. If you don't improve with it, I would see a doc then, and see if an antibiotic for acne would be a better next step than increasing the salicylic acid. Read more

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Can u name one of lotion product which contains salicylic acid which can be applied to face to develop complexion?

Can u name one of lotion product which contains salicylic acid which can be applied to face to develop complexion?

Develop complexion?: Facial medications containing salicylic acid are over-the-counter and sold in stores everywhere. They are often used to treat acne. Your question mentions "to develop complexion", but what does that mean? Everyone has a complexion - some good, some not so good, some lighter, some darker, some even, some uneven, etc... Read more

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I used salicylic acid to my fungus inf. I notice it doesn't burn at all. It hurts when u apply but itch gone but look the same.?

I used salicylic acid to my fungus inf. I notice it doesn't burn at all. It hurts when u apply but itch gone but look the same.?

Try antifungal cream: Salacylic acid is a keratolytic (what a big word!). This means that it breaks down the skin that it's applied to. This is a nice treatment for warts or keratoses. However, for a fungal infection, the best treatment is to apply any of the athlete foot creams like Lamisil (terbinafine) or clotrimazole. Read more

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Can I use a cream with salicylic acid in the morning and a cleanser with salicylic acid at night? Would it be too much for my skin?

Can I use a cream with salicylic acid in the morning and a cleanser with salicylic acid at night? Would it be too much for my skin?

Depends: Most of these are low percentage products that have minimal direct effect. At most you would expect some drying. With these or any other skin product you test them over time. If you are excessively or reddened you cut back on the duration or frequency you apply them. If regularly scheduled applications have no side effects, this can be a good basic skin plan. Read more

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How can you use salicylic acid properly?

How can you use salicylic acid properly?

Salicylic acid: Salicylic acid is used for different things. It depends upon what you want to treat. Roman soldiers taped willow bark to their feet to remove callouses because it contains salicylic acid. Read more

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How do I dilute 100% salicylic acid to 25%?

How do I dilute 100% salicylic acid to 25%?

You don't: But a compounding pharmacy could. Salicylic acid is, indeed, acidic. It is used for burning the skin. It's effects are delayed so even "trying a little bit" could be dangerous when it "seemed safe" but the burning occurs later. Read more

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Salicylic acid andglycolic acid ok to use together?

Salicylic & Glycolic: You can use the products together. However the two products used together my cause increased dryness or irritation. Read more

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