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Microklenz Wound Cleanser Medication
Green tea: No. Green tea should not affect adhd medications. ...Read more
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I really need to know if I'm allergic to sulfa drugs so I can use a prescription facial cleanser with sulphur?
See your Doctor: If one suspects a drug allergy then see pcp or allergists to review the drug in question and the reaction that occurred. If the clinical history suggests a potential drug allergy then skin testing may be performed to conform this. Occasionally, an oral challenge may be done as well. ...Read more
Do body cleanser pills (to extinguish marijuana/other drugs in your system) affect birth control? Would it make my pill less effective?
Need a name of a drug for acne and spots or inflamed skin following acne for oily and sensitive skin and a cleanser?
Scientific Rx: First, manage your acne. If 5% topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for something to add -- acne can be managed. Hydroquinone bleach can fade the dark spots (not the red spots) left behind, but be sparing or you'll disfigure yourself. Best wishes. ...Read more
Will using zdot hair cleanser work in passing a hair drug screening test for meth used meth onlly 3 times in the last two months?
Doubt it: Zdot is an expensive shampoo ($34.95 for one use, and that's "guaranteed" for only 24 hours because your body oils will re-contaminate the hair, supposedly.) Once you've used meth, the drug could be in your hair for 3 months. If using at all, it's very dangerous and very addictive. Please get help for your drug use. http://www.crystalmeth.org/cma-meeting-directory.html. ...Read more
Colon cleanse: The colon does not require "cleansing." The process of having a bowel movement takes care of that nicely. There is no buildup of toxins or other materials in the colon. Just eat a lot of fiber, drink plenty of liquids, and if constipated, consider an actual fiber supplement. See your gastroenterologist at age 50, or sooner if you're having problems. Those are the keys to good colon health. ...Read more
Yes and no: Gentle cleansers and moisturizers are fine. Toners typically dry out skin and are only meant to be used when your skin is fully healed. Wait on toner use for 1-2weeks until the skin is less sensitive ...Read more
Use generic brand:
The generic name for Hibiclens is Chlorhexidine gluconate. The likely cheapest source is on the internet, but be careful and use a reputable company- just look for "4% Chlorhexidine gluconate" for TOPICAL use (note that less concentrated forms of this is sometimes used as a non-alcoholic antibacterial mouth rinse).
Read the packaging of generic products like "Wallclens", "Hibitane", and others. ...Read more
Variable: The 'best' cleanser really depends on your skin type and what results you are trying to achieve. A good starting cleanser would be one that is labeled as pH balanced, noncomedogenic and fragrance free. Your skin should come to a healthy baseline in a few weeks (follow cleansing with a similar moisturizer), at which time you may have a better idea of your particular needs. ...Read more
For what purpose?: If you're looking for powerful laxatives, I assume you feel very constipated or are looking to "cleanse." if the latter, please reconsider ; check out numerous healthtap answers that point to problems with colon cleansers--don't use them! If constipation however is new or has significantly worsened, or is accompanied by distension, vomiting, fever, pain then don't self-medicate but get checked. ...Read more
You likely can find something in any bath and body shop. The question is do your feet sweat excessively or smell bad or are you just looking to make them smell good.
If they smell or sweat you would have to control this first... Then you can put a good smelling lotion on them... ...Read more
You are on your own: I don't believe there is a standard definition. More often it is a marketing gimmick ...Read more
NO: Cleansers will not do the trick. Today testing is sophisticated — and will automatically pick up on attempts at dilution. ...Read more
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it frequently w gentle means. ...Read more
Face Cleanser: I like aquanil soap-free liquid cleanser.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: It is okay although I cannot think of a better way to waste your money. ...Read more
Apart from sunblock and cleanser, I do not use any other skincare products. Will not using extra skincare products cause me to age faster?
I tried another cleanser brand for 3 days and I don't like it and want to go back to my daily original brand. Will that spoil my face? Must I wait?
Sounds ok: In general, one should not have any problem switching back and forth among facial cleansers, as long as one is not over-cleaning her face... Which can lead to irritation and redness. ...Read more
Noxema, and others: Though Noxzema has some astringents too, it makes a good oil based cleanser for sunburned skin because of its soybean oil, linseed oil and glycerin. Cleansers with shea butter, and olive oil also make suprisinly good bases for sunburned and moisture starved skin. Pond's, environ, kiehls, and dhc deep cleansing oil also work with--and not against- sun damaged skin. ...Read more
Cleansers: I am assuming you are speaking about colonic types of treatments whether in an enema or oral cleanse formulation. There can be a number of negative effects on the GI system. The main acute issue with rapid transit loss of electrolytes and changes in ph balance of blood. The most negative effect resulting from this is often neurologic, sometimes irreversible. Use caution. ...Read more
It depends.: In reality, colon cleansers do not work for anyone, since they are unnecessary. The colon does a fine job of cleaning itself out, just in the process of having bowel movements. There is not an accumulation of toxins in the colon, so colon cleansers or unnecessary. If you are actually referring to the need for laxatives, send us another note or use HealthTap Prime. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Any: There is no one brand that is superior to all other brands. Sometimes less expenstive brands are just as good as the more expensive ones. A 5-10% benzoyl peroxide is good for mild acne. For more severe acne, you should consult your local dermatologist for a treatment tailored for your skin. ...Read more