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Doctor insights on: Propylparaben Uses

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Are Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben safe to use? They are in a face wash I was thinking about buying.

Are Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben safe to use? They are in a face wash I was thinking about buying.

Preservatives: It extends the time it will be stable enough for use. Realize such products require time to produce, ship, shelve, buy and then sit in your cabinet. There are some individuals that can break out to this or other chemicals in any such product, so some will not tolerate it.It is worthwhile to put a dab of any such product on a Band-Aid pad & apply it overnight. If you breakout don't use it. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Are these ingredients safe in a cleanser to use? Methylparaben Butylparaben, Propylparaben, I have under-active thyroid.

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

Dr. Ranji Varghese Dr. Varghese
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
13 years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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How do you use cpaps?

How do you use cpaps?

With a lot of help: Cpap, which stands for continuous positive airway pressure delivers warm, humidified air through the nose or mouth and pneumatically splints the airway preventing closure during sleep. CPAP can now be used with a large variety of masks. Most importantly, finding a trusted doctor and company who furnishes these machines will ensure initial education and close follow up to trouble shoot problems. ...Read more

Dr. Antoanella Calame Dr. Calame
Dermatology
15 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Medical uses for alum?

Medical uses for alum?

Multiple Purposes: Alum is regularly employed as an astringent to shrink tissues and reduce the discharge of bodily fluids, as a styptic to contract organic tissues and stop or reduce hemorrhage and bleeding, and as an emetic agent to induce vomiting when someone has ingested poison. It is also often used to enhance certain vaccines and to prevent or treat infections. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Uyeda Dr. Uyeda
Surgery
41 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Is exfexor safe to use?

Every medication: Has side effects. The doctor who prescribed it considered its potential benefits versus its potential risks and decided that you should take this medication. It is a complex decision that is impossible to discuss further here. ...Read more

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Dr. Stevan Cordas Dr. Cordas
Internal Medicine
53 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is make up safe to use?

Is make up safe to use?

Makeup: Usually unless you are allergic to it. ...Read more

Dr. Holly Maes Dr. Maes
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Can children use Clobex?

Can children use Clobex?

Clobex/children: It is safe to use in kids 12 and older. Under age 12, it is a pretty hefty steroid to use for a kid. It is a steroid, and a fairly potent one at that. Kids can absorb it through their skin and it can then affect them as if they ingested it. I would use a lower potency steroid on a kid under 12, although there are occasions when a stronger one is needed - close monitoring is then needed as well ...Read more

Dr. Romanth Waghmarae Dr. Waghmarae
Pain Management
35 years in practice
Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of the Witwatersrand
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What is epaderm use for?

Epaderm: This consists of emulsifying wax, yellow soft paraffin, liquid paraffin - it is applied to dry skin and it acts as a barrier preventing loss of water. Hence the skin stays moist. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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What is m231 med use for?

What is m231 med use for?

Beta blocker: Used for blood pressure, and for heartbeat rate control mostly. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Who should not use Manix?

Who should not use Manix?

Manix: A man who is not fearful of sexual inadequacies has no need to buy this product. ...Read more

Dr. Albert Melaragno Dr. Melaragno
Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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Can children use Betimol?

Can children use Betimol?

Yes: if monitored closely by a pediatric eye specialist The medicine is used to reduce intra-ocular pressure caused by conditions like glaucoma ...Read more

Dr. Eric Hempel Dr. Hempel
Family Medicine
13 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Is it ok to use meladerm?

Is it ok to use meladerm?

Most likely safe: Meladerm is an over the counter skin lightening agent. It contains no prescription medications. It does have some acids used for chemical peels so be careful not to overuse it. Chemical peels can be very useful for treating many skin conditions. The real question is it effective enought to justify the cost. ...Read more

Dr. Lonna Larsh Dr. Larsh
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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Is serapepase safe to use?

Is serapepase safe to use?

Not much data: Serrapeptase, serrapeptidase, or serratiopeptidase. It is derived from a microorganism in the intestines of silkworms, serratia e15, and is a proteolytic enzyme. The worms use it to dissolve their cocoon. It has been used for about 25 years in japan, mostly for pain and inflammation. There is very little safety data on it, but there are some reports of lung inflammation, so talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Who should not use Clobex?

Clobex: "CLOBEX® (clobetasol propionate) Spray, 0.05% is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to clobetasol propionate, to other corticosteroids, or to any ingredient in this preparation." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=c77ababd-a449-4e89-a9c6-b7e401120ba1 ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is it charity to use chip?

Is it charity to use chip?

CHIP: The children’s health insurance program (chip) provides health coverage for children whose families can’t afford private health insurance but who make too much money to be eligible for medicaid. I guess the answer to your question depends on your definition of charity. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Nadine Yamusah Dr. Yamusah
Internal Medicine
years in practice
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Should I use scrub r not.?

Should I use scrub r not.?

Specify: What type of scrub and what for?. your face, your feet, your body? I could help you if you were more specific. ...Read more

Dr. Carol Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Pediatrics
years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Can children use Periogel?

Can children use Periogel?

2 and over - yes: This product is used to help heal a mouth or gum injury. The key to safety is the ability of the child to spit it out after use. http://drugsdb.eu/otc_drug.php?d=Periogel&m=Qnt%20Anderson,%20Llc&id=9784ca75-075d-4186-b49d-983f4a53d818.xml ...Read more

Dr. Carol Jacobs Dr. Jacobs
Pediatrics
years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Can children use Phoslyra?

Can children use Phoslyra?

Depends: Phoslyra is used to help reduce phosphate levels in end stage renal disease. If your child has renal disease and is working with a specialist this may be considered in the treatment plan. I would review your concerns with the MD who recommended the medication. http://www.drugs.com/pro/phoslyra.html ...Read more

Dr. Vanessa Neal Dr. Neal
Pediatrics
13 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Can children use Halonate?

Can children use Halonate?

Not Recommended: Greetings. I would not recommend the use of Halonate on a child if it was not prescribed by a Dermatologist. Because it is categorized as a "super high potency" topical steriod, it can have serious side effects when used incorrectly. High potency creams and ointments can be asorbed easily through the skin and cause malfunction to certain organs. Best regards. ...Read more