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Hello I'm using a Sunscreen with "Propylparaben" "methylparaben" "Octinoxate" "Octisalate"
Some sources say these ingredients are harmful is it true?
Depends: Anyone can develop a sensitivity or intolerance to any additive that is found in things you apply to the skin.The parabens are one such family of additives. They are product stabilizers that help the product maintain potency over time. Most will never have a problem with most ingredients.They have been linked to "back acne" in sensitive people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are these ingredients safe in a cleanser to use? Methylparaben Butylparaben, Propylparaben, I have under-active thyroid.
Best avoided: Parabens are commonly used in cosmetics but are known endocrine disruptors, having estrogen-like effects which may increase risk of breast cancer. No one knows how hazardous they are but I advise choosing products that are paragon-free. See http://tinyurl.com/hvksgz3 for more on parabens and http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ for info on choosing non-toxic cosmetics and cleansers. ...Read more
What are the effects of methylparaben on the festus? For example, topical use from pressed powder and eyeshadows. I'm 17 1 weeks pregnant.
Yes: Glad you asked. You are almost a grown man and you are taking the right Meds for your acne. Stop reading scare stuff on the Internet, and in fact stop reading ads for perfumey, overpriced facial cleansers. A bar of ordinary soap is all you need. I also hope you are not trying to alter your natural skin color -- it doesn't work well. At age 19, good looks is 99% fitness. Hit the gym. Best wishes. ...Read more
I had paint in my face and I washed it off with a product containing methylparaben...can this affect my seborrheic dermatitis or beard growth?
You're fine: This is a very common product, produced in nature, used by insects to signal each other and so-forth, and is famously non-toxic so far as anybody's been able to show. Of course, since it's in cosmetics, there are folks making stuff up about it being dangerous. You should stop reading internet "scare" stuff. If it were risky, some scientist would have made his/her reputation proving it. ...Read more
Can Methylparaben and Propylparaben which are found in hand cream cause or increase the risk of cancer?
Methylparaben can affect my seborrheic dermatitis or interact with zinc pyrithione or even affect beard growth?
Methylparaben: Methylparaben is a widely used preservative and antifungal agent in many cosmetics. Pyrithione zinc is commonly found in certain anti dandruff shampoos. Their interaction -- if any- has not been published. Parabens are somewhat controversial and are thought to act like estrogens and may enhance the development of estrogen-related tumors, such as breast cancer. ...Read more
Hand creams for dry, damaged hands that do not contain methylparaben and propylparaben? I have read that these have been linked with cancer.
Questionably: Methylparaben is used to preserve food and cosmetics. It is a fungicide and anti-bacterial agent, extending the shelf-life of a product. Evidence of this compoundhasbeen found in brast tissue but to the best information hasn't caused breast cancer which usually involves a virus entering into the Wnt-1 gene of the duct cells to initiate malignant treansformation ...Read more
Hi docs, is it true that providone, methylparen, propylbaraben are the same ingredients as oxycondone?
No: although the spelling isn't right, I think you are referring to parabens, which are preservatives that are used in many pills. They have no known intrinsic activity and are in the pill to stabilize the formula. Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opiate and is the main ingredient in the tablet. Tablets and capsules may also contain sulfites, drying agents, food colorings and other substances as well. ...Read more