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Doctor insights on: Pine Tar Soap

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What is pine tar soap used for?

What is pine tar soap used for?

Inflamed skin.: Pine tar has been used in soaps, shampoos, ointments and shaving products to sooth inflamed skin conditions. ...Read more

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I am allergic to pine trees, but nothing severe. Can I use pine tar soap? I've heard of its many benefits.

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

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Is pine tar poisonous to ingest?

Is pine tar poisonous to ingest?

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

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Are colored toilet soaps harmful?

Are colored toilet soaps harmful?

NO: Not unlesss you are allergic to soaps or coloring. ...Read more

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Should I use regular or antibacterial soap?

Should I use regular or antibacterial soap?

Your preference: A regular soap is most often adequate for cleanliness and personal hygiene, and then use an anti-bacterial hand soap for hand washing, especially after using the bathroom. ...Read more

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Is antibacterial soap healthierand safer to use than regular soap?

Is antibacterial soap healthierand safer  to use than regular soap?

Regular is fine: Regular soap kills bacteria too. For normal use, it's all you need. ...Read more

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What to do if im allergic to bar soap?

What to do if im allergic to bar soap?

Options: If it is easy to identify the soap brand associated with the allergy, avoidance is the best option. However, soaps can have a lot of chemicals that can be sensitizers for contact dermatitis allergy such as wool alcohols, fragrances, Cl+Me- isothiazolinone, quaternium 15, diazolidinyl urea, and imidazolidinyl urea (GERMALL 115), to name a few. Patch testing with the TRUE test can help identify. ...Read more