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Packers Pine Tar Soap Medication
I am allergic to pine trees, but nothing severe. Can I use pine tar soap? I've heard of its many benefits.
Try small area first: Assuming you have true allergy to pine tree, I would suspect that pine tar soap may cause some symptoms although it may only be mild. You could certainly try the soap on a small part of your skin. If it does not cause symptoms then you should be fine. ...Read more
Yes: A very small amount accidentally ingested should not be a problem. For ingestion of more then a very tiny amount you should get to a doctor or emergency room asap. No one should ever ingest pine tar intentionally. ...Read more
Is Marie France Kojic Soap safe to use for hyperpigmentation. What are some safe medications I can take to lighten black areas?
Dunno: In general hyper pigmentation involves an increased number of melanocytes or activity of those cells and soap just cleans the top layer of skin cells. I would go see a top dermatologist and discuss management issues with him/her. ...Read more
My wife recently started having constant itching all over her body. She does not have any rashes on her. She has not changed any medications, soaps,?
See a Doctor: There are many conditions that cause diffuse itching without rash. Most of these situations probably represent early stages of what will eventually cause a noticeable rash. These conditions include allergies, dry skin, liver and kidney disease, and certain B cell malignancies such as lymphoma. Keep her skin moist, use cool compresses and try an anti-histamine (which will also help her to rest). ...Read more
I have localised itching on feet and chest for 10 days. No change in skin products, soaps, or medications. No exposure to irritants. Why the itch?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the correct answer. ...Read more
I have dry flaky skin around my nose and mouth when I strach it flakes come off. I have not used any different soaps and not on any medication?
I get severe hives every night-no change in diet, medication, detergent, soap, linens, weather, stress, or habits. Is there another possible cause?
What do I dfo fro an irritated vagina? It's dry and red cuzz I put too much soap down there? It's not an STD I just got back negative results a week ago. I was on medication for BV for seven days. I finished that medication a few days ago.
You likely had an allergic reaction to the soap you used. Try over the counter Hydrocortisone cream to the external vaginal area. If this persists you may be dealing with a yeast infection, you can then try a yeast infection cream. If you still have symptoms visit your doctor again.
Best of luck. ...Read more
Hi, my 22 month old son has a rash-like skin reaction on his back, torso and abdominal area. I first noted it yesterday on his back, since spread posteriorly. No changes in soaps, no new food or medication given. He is allergic to pollen, dust, etc.
Rash: Rash could be due to a viral infection. There are many different viruses that can cause a rash. Followup with your child's doctor to clarify cause of the rash. Or if you have a photo of the rash you can use Health Tap Prime consult to get a diagnosis. ...Read more
Iam with fair complextion but iam not satisfy with my complextion please please suggest me any skin whitning drug or soap which is available in india?
Sunscreen: There is nothing that will permanently give you a fair complexion, unfortunately. If your complexion is already fair, then your main goal is to keep it that way by using a broad-spectrum sunscreen spf 50 or higher and stay out of midday sun between hours of 10 am and 4 pm. Any creams or meds that you use to lighten complexion can actually lead to mottled pigmentation and more problems. ...Read more
No: Antibacterial soaps contain antibiotics. Regular soaps can help remove the oil that germs cling to from the skin or other surface so that it can be flushed away with water. ...Read more
Yes: Skin cleansers with pH 6-7 are best. Ivory is 10. That is very caustic. You will like it if you have tough, greasy skin. Some "anti-bacterial" soaps are high ph. Soaps for dry or sensitive or elderly skin are made by dove, olay, eucerin, cereve, neutragena, and several others. "antibacterial" soaps are no better than others at reducing germs on skin. ...Read more
Very similar: Some substances only dissolve in water like salt, some only in oils like fats. A soap is one molecule with two faces, one is like water and dissolves watery items, and the other face is like fat and dissolves oily items. That's why soaps are so useful, they can dissolve such a wide range. Detergents are a type of soap that works very well in mineral laden waters like hard water. ...Read more
Soap: Soap attaches to the oils that the germs are clinging to. This allows the germs to be removed from the skin. Rubbing soap also manually helps to cleave off germs. The germs can then be flushed away with water. ...Read more
Soaps: This really depends on the soap. Dettol soap is and acts more like a anti bacterial. Sunbeam soap yes, Dove no, Ivory no. Also different people react differently to soaps. So its trial and error. Some people do better with moisturizers in the soap so do not. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: The technical detail of the question is unclear so less likely to give a pointed answer. Do you refer to the color or thickness or foaminess or...? Do you-both- have any BV-/STD-related symptoms? So, collect the characteristics of "cum" and possible infection-related Sx, and bring those to Doc for anylysis, physicals, and possible tests do to define what your concern may be. ...Read more
I am not aware: Of this being a standard therapy or of any documented double blind studies verifying its benefits. ...Read more
See below: You're not really allergic to soap per se. Chemically, soap is the same thing (salts with fatty acid chains) as your cell membranes. You're allergic to a component of the soap you're using - often perfumes, dyes, or oils. I would suggest you use an ordinary pure glycerin soap. It's available at large grocery stores, Trader Joe's, and Whole Foods. ...Read more
No, there is no evidence that it is harmful.
Hope just that you are not allergic to the soap. ...Read more
See below...: Hypochondria refers to excessive preoccupation or worry about having a serious illness. Hypochondriacs become unduly alarmed about any physical symptoms they detect, no matter how minor the symptom may be. They are convinced that they have or are about to have a serious illness. It is sometimes referred to as health phobia, and can be quite debilitating. ...Read more
Mild: Dove for sensitive skin and Aveeno (oatmeal) are the gentlest soaps to use in that area and seem to cause the fewest problems. Use products that are free of dyes, deodorants, and perfumes. Avoid bubble baths and bath oils. This is not an area in which to use hygeine products other than soap and water. It is also not a good idea to douche. Douching can cause infections and increase the risk of tubal pregnancy ...Read more