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Is polytar (coal tar) soap safe to use all over you body and face?

Is polytar (coal tar) soap safe to use all over you body and face?

Polytar (coal tar): I would answer no. Polytar (coal tar) is an irritant and areas close to mucous membranes would be very sensitive. You would never want to get it in your eyes, nose or mouth. Some believe that a case can me made that it is a carcinogen. ...Read more

Dr. David Gorsulowsky
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Which shampoo is better: polytar (coal tar) or oilatum?

For dry scalp or...: For psoriasis, seborrhea, and bad dandruff, i'd take the polytar (coal tar). For dry scalp alone, i'd take the oilatum. Both can be used on different days. ...Read more

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Polytar (coal tar) shampoo for psoriasis, what else?

Polytar (coal tar) shampoo for psoriasis, what else?

Many options: Sooner or later your scalp will get used to the tar shampoo - or you will get tired of smelling like you got dipped in creosote - so get several therapeutic shampoos and rotate them. Other good active ingredients are zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide, and salicylic acid. ...Read more

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Do polytar (coal tar) bar soap actually works for psoriasis?

Not really.: Tar products are sometimes helpful when used as a supplement to more basic treatments, such as topical corticosteroids, vitamin d derivatives, and uv light. But by itself, tar soap is ineffective in all but the very mildest cases. ...Read more

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Can I put polytar (coal tar) shampoo on inflammed scalp?

Can I put polytar (coal tar) shampoo on  inflammed scalp?

Define "inflamed".: If you mean that there is an active infection in your scalp, i would seek treatment from your doctor or a dermatologist first. If you mean inflammation due to psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis, that's what polytar (coal tar) is for. ...Read more

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Which -over the counter- bleaching agents are safest to lighten skin on hands?

Which -over the counter- bleaching agents are safest to lighten skin on hands?

Not effective: Over the counter contain 2 per cent hydroquinone which is not very effective. Revaleskin, or prescription lustra or epiquin micro are more effective. Revaleskin contains coffeberry extract and is not irritating. It is also less expensive then others. ...Read more

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Let me know is there is anything to make my skin fair, but without any bleaching agent bad for skin. I am 30 yrs with 13.2 hb level.. ?

Let me know is there is anything to make my skin fair, but without any bleaching agent bad for skin. I am 30 yrs with 13.2 hb level.. ?

Bleaching agents : The safest way to avoid tanning further would be to use a heavy sunblock- in terms of a bleaching agent- there are some things that are prescribed at times for certain conditions to even out the skin tone but usually require a doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi! do hylauronic acid get orally adsorbed ?If yes how it is useful as antiageing agent for skin.

Good Question!: There are some studies being done to see is ha is effective in retaining collagen (thus retaning a youthful appearance) or in lubricating the joints for humans with various forms of arthritis but nothing definite has been found as of yet. I do know that the liquid form has shown promise for reducing symtoms for dogs with arthritis. Maybe they will find an oral form that helps humans as well. ...Read more

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What is the best way to manage skin infections due to exposure to strong bleach cleaning agents ?

What is the best way to manage skin infections due to exposure to strong bleach cleaning agents ?

Moistutise skin: If u work with cleaning chemicsls - use glowes for protection! Dry irtitated skin can become red, cracking .. inflamed and likely can invite infection through microtears in damaged surface. Use daily moisturiser. For night can try vaseline( Vitamin A+D ointment) wraped in kitchen plastic foil for deep moisture penetration. If infected as open wound, pain , drainage.. should see MD. ...Read more

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