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I've switched to ivory soap for my body but I use summer eve vaginal wash. Can I use soap and summer eve together to fully clean my vaginal area?
Do not douche!: Despite all the ads and what you might have heard from friends or family, vaginal douching ("vaginal wash") is unhealthy. It often destroys normal vaginal bacteria, increasing the risk of infections, sometimes serious. And douching is unnecessary for vaginal hygiene. Just wash your genital area (outside) with soap and water when you shower or bathe. Leave the inside alone! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Body Piercings: Half-fill a cup with saline solution you prepared. For body piercings on larger body, invert the cup with saline solution to create a vacuum. Leave the body piercings soaked in this warm saline water for about five minutes each day. For smaller body parts, dip cotton balls in the saline solution and clean the body piercings with these cotton balls. ...Read more
What are some great techniques to clear up acne. I wash my face at night/morning with ivory soap but no results so far ?
Benzoyl peroxide: For treatment of acne, over-the-counter 2.5% benzoyl peroxide gel or cream can be quite helpful. An "acne wash" is not needed. If desired, a doctor can add an antibiotic gel or cream such as Cleocin (clindamycin) gel. If more help is needed, prescription retinoids such as Retin-A or Differin gel may be used instead of benzoyl peroxide. It can take 3 weeks to 3 months in order to see improvements. ...Read more
I shaved my hair down to the scalp with just clippers. I washed with ivory soap and then applied aveeno (oatmeal) moisturizing lotion. Is this good or bad?
FINE: Those actions are acceptable regarding your shaving of hair. Best wishes. ...Read more
Right ear itches or tickles on outside of head especially the little flap sticking out in front. Do not use shampoo, use only ivory soap for shampoo, seems to help, other shampoo makes really bad. Only right ear
No not a good idea: It is not a good idea as soap even dov can dry your scalp.Use a shampoo for your kind of hair oily or dry. ...Read more