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Is Bathing With Dettol Water Often Good
Is antibacterial dial bar soap good to clean genitals with I heard that antibacterial removes the good bacteria?
Regular soap is fine: "Antibacterial" soap is a marketing gimmick. The fact is, soaps of any kind remove bacteria from the skin surface. Their overuse can alter the normal balance of good vs bad bacteria. The problem with "antibacterial" soaps is that it breeds bacteria resistance, which confers a survival advantage. This means that the resistant bacteria will grow even in the presence of the "antibacterial" soap. ...Read more
Is it safe to clean my anus with dettol handsoap? It's an antibacterial soap. After pooping I clean it with water and dettol. Is this safe?
Obviously hot: Cold is uncomfortable and does not wash as well. ...Read more
Temp: No, the temp of the water has no effect on your hair ...Read more
Not really: Being clean is important but dry scaly skin from repeated wetness is not good. ...Read more
No evidence: There is no evidence that shampoo and soap should not be used in the evenings. ...Read more
No: Leave the salt out of it. It has no benefit for this. ...Read more
Not critical: Better is a relative term, so I am not sure how to answer it. Warm can open pores and cold can close them, so maybe start warm, finish with cool. Be cautious with too hot or too cold as extreme temperatures can cause damage to skin. As i assume you are addressing acne, use mild soaps and clean gently. Often over the counter benzoyl peroxide can be a good addition to skin care. Caution with make-up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Used in China...: But may work, since it is mildly antibacterial and anitifungal. May also help suppress birthrate! ...Read more
Too harsh: If you're not adverse to taking a safe medication... the physicians I've known who've had this very common skin problem take a big ketoconazole tablet and then go work out to build up a sweat. Doing this once a month usually keeps tinea versicolor under control. Topical ketoconazole, or a selenium sulfide shampoo, are among your many other options. ...Read more
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