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Doctor insights on: Menthol Camphor

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I use lip balm so much to make sure they are moisturized with camphor, menthol, of phenol. So why are my lips still so dry?

I use lip balm so much to make sure they are moisturized with camphor, menthol, of phenol. So why are my lips still so dry?

Chapped lips: you may be overusing these medications and causing a contact dermatitis to occur, keeping them dry and peeling. Seek medical attention to make sure you are not experiencing a skin reaction to these products or have a superficial skin infection from them ...Read more

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Can camphor be used on the anus?

Can camphor be used on the anus?

I would: Definitely not recommend its use in or on the anus. Not sure what your are expecting to accomplish with its use. ...Read more

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Are Menthols the most dangerous cigarettes?

Are Menthols the most dangerous cigarettes?

Cigarettes: Smoking cigarettes is dangerous -- menthols or not. If you can quit, you'll reduce your risk of CV disease, lung CA, other cancers, stroke .... Not to mention whiter teeth and fresher breath... Think about it :) there are many options nowadays. Meet with a doc and try one that's right for you :) ...Read more

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What are the uses of camphor for skin doctors?

What are the uses of camphor for skin doctors?

Depends: If it is an ingredient in the skin moisturizer it can help with the itching if you have dry skin. If it is used for nasal redness and peeling while suffering from a runny nose etc it is protective to the peeling skin abd soothing to the mucosal membranes. Some feel better when applying at night to the nostrils or any areas that have been wet above the lips. ...Read more

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How much arsenic and menthol are in a cigarette?

How much arsenic and menthol are in a cigarette?

No good data: Arsenic is a side effect of the type of soil the tobacco is grown in. This is not regulated. Menthol is an additive to improve the taste and encourage the use of the product. If these things concern you, then perhaps this is a terrific time to reconsider your tobaccom addiction and stop for good. Tobacco smoke is full of toxins, poisons and noxious material. ...Read more