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Any over-the-counter cure for rosacea/seborrheic dermatitis on face (facial dandruff)? Can I use sulfur soap? Ointment?

Any over-the-counter cure for rosacea/seborrheic dermatitis on face (facial dandruff)? Can I use sulfur soap? Ointment?

Yes OTC: For patients with seborrheic dermatitis of the face, we suggest treatment with a low potency topical corticosteroid cream, a topical antifungal agent, or a combination of the two. ...Read more

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Rosacea (Definition)

A condition of the thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels ...Read more


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Can I use the following topical: Prosacea Rosacea Treatment Gel, if I have a Sulfa/Bactrim Allergy? Sulfer is an ingerdient listed on the box, is that the same thing?

Can I use the following topical: Prosacea Rosacea Treatment Gel, if I have a Sulfa/Bactrim Allergy? Sulfer is an ingerdient listed on the box, is that the same thing?

Yes: Avoid topical sulfa as well. There are other creams or lotions not containing sulfa yet at least as effective.
However, sulfate or sulfite are not the same and needs not be avoided. ...Read more

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What's the difference between black soap and sulfur soap. And what are their purpose.

Compare: Read the labels. The difference will be evident when you compare the ingredients ...Read more

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Is the Sulfur Soap anti aging or it's gonna makes you loo older?

Is the Sulfur Soap anti aging or it's gonna makes you loo older?

It's just soap: The only thing soap does (whatever kind) is help get rid of dirt and oils. If you want skin anti-aging, best bet is to protect from sun, don't smoke, eat healthy foods, and get plenty of rest and hydration. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use sulfur soap in the vagina?

Is it ok to use sulfur soap in the vagina?

No: Sulfur soap is used for acne. It sloughs old skin and has a drying effect. The vaginal tissues are far too delicate that. You do not need to scrub out the vagina. ...Read more

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Is sulfur soap good for acne?

Is sulfur soap good for acne?

Sulfur and Acne: I've treated acne for years and have never recommended sulfur, but apparently, sulfur has been used for a long time for the treatment of mild skin conditions including acne. It supposedly works by as a mild peeling agent. There are other more mainstream peeling agents available. You may want to visit your local dermatologist/facial/plastic surgeon/esthetician. Good luck- let me know if you try it! ...Read more

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Is sulfur soap good for dry and itchy skin?

Is sulfur soap good for dry and itchy skin?

No: Avoid ingredients you may be allergic to. Consider moisturizers, aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil and witch hazel to manage the itch until you see a doctor. ...Read more

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Does sulfur soap with lanolin work good with removing acne?

Does sulfur soap with lanolin work good with removing acne?

No: Benzoyl peroxide is much more effective. Acne is not a hygiene problem. If the benzoyl peroxide isn't sufficient, please get with your personal physician. All acne can be managed nowadays. ...Read more

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How true is it that sulfur soap can remove stubborn pimples?

How true is it that sulfur soap can remove stubborn pimples?

Can help: Sulfur can be effective in decreasing acne, bu itself or in combination with other topical agents. ...Read more

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What type of soap do I need to use for my skin if acne? Sulfur?

What type of soap do I need to use for my skin if acne? Sulfur?

ACNE: Your dermatologist can give a special soap if needed. You can use any antibacterial soap ...Read more

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My pimples won't go away and im using sulfur bar soap. Any tips?

My pimples won't go away and im using sulfur bar soap. Any tips?

Use something better: Sulfur soap isn't very effective. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will. ...Read more

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Will a sulfur soap helps lessen risk of STD if used after sex?

Will a sulfur soap helps lessen risk of STD if used after sex?

No: No. As long as fluids are going from one body to the next especially without barrier protection, there is a risk of std. ...Read more

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I got this sulfur soap with lanolin . Is it a good soap for acne or is it going to affect my skin?

I got this sulfur soap with lanolin . Is it a good soap for acne or is it going to affect my skin?

Acne: Often times a dermatologist will recommend a non soap cleanser for sensitive acne prone skin. Some soaps such as dial have some antibacterial properties. In any case, see a dermatologist for proper treatment options. ...Read more

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How can 10% sulfur soap be used effectively to treat scabies? (this is as a supp to prescription trtmnt and after the environment has been treated)

How can 10% sulfur soap be used effectively to treat scabies? (this is as a supp to prescription trtmnt and after the environment has been treated)

It can't.: The prescription treatment (either topical or oral), after a thorough bath or shower (using any soap you wish) will be effective. The next morning, launder all your towels, sheets, and bedclothes. One treatment is usually curative, but you may wish to repeat it in a few days to be certain. ...Read more

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Is sulfur soap good to treat and prevent reoccurrence of tinea versicolor? And is there a faster way to rid the white spots on skin . Thank you!

Is sulfur soap good to treat and prevent reoccurrence of tinea versicolor? And is there a faster way to rid the white spots on skin . Thank you!

The skin: Is the largest organ in the body. Thus, it needs nutritional elements just the same as any other organ. Tenia versicolor is a low grade fungus infection of the skin and might respond to a course of fluconazole. ...Read more

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Derm said rash doesn't look like scabies but waiting for biopsy. It's itchy, some spots come and go. Sulfur soap seems to dry up some. What could it be?

Derm said rash doesn't look like scabies but waiting for biopsy. It's itchy, some spots come and go. Sulfur soap seems to dry up some.  What could it be?

Wait: Without seeing these it is impossible to diagnose on the internet. In fact, your dermatologist was not sure and had to biopsy these. Wait for results. ...Read more

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What to do for scabies so I'm very sure I have scabies, I have itchy red bumps on my groin, and I'm itchy everywhere. Today it has never been worse, i orders 10% sulfur soap and it should be here really soon. But my question it should I see out help at a

What to do for scabies so I'm very sure I have scabies, I have itchy red bumps on my groin, and I'm itchy everywhere. Today it has never been worse, i orders 10% sulfur soap and it should be here really soon. But my question it should I see out help at a

There : There is an over the counter treatment called elimite (permethrin). I believe it is inexpensive. Also remember to wash your sheets/bedding in very hot water, and all affected family member's need to be treated. If the treatments do not work go to the free clinic for an evaluation.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is it true sulphur soap has dangerous health effects and linked to cancer?

Is it true sulphur soap has dangerous health effects and linked to cancer?

No: Every product has some crook claiming it causes cancer or other adverse health effects. These people are pretending to be your friends and protecting you from wicked soap-producers in order to sucker you into buying worthless products. Under a weird law in California, EVERYTHING has to be labeled as causing cancer, and I think this is the source of this particular story. ...Read more

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Does sulfer soap kill scabies?

No: You need prescribed medications to kill scabies. ...Read more

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Could sulphur soap make acne worse?

Could sulphur soap make acne worse?

Yes: It's a poor choice for acne control. Try salicylic acid as a wash, topical benzoyl peroxide, and/or a retinoic acid derivative. If you use these as you can tolerate and they don't clear you, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Family & I contracted scabies from our dog. Can we use sulphur soap to help get rid of them? How long should it stay on in the shower? Safe for 1yr old?

Yes, but only kills: Live mites. Animal scabies mite does not reproduce on the human host, so a few days should take care of it. For human to human scabies, the sulfur soap will not kill the eggs, so the treatment will have to be repeated for several weeks. I recommend pymethrin lotion applied overnight and repeated in a week. It is safe for infants over a year old. See the label on one product: http://www.cuticareproducts.com/scabies_treatments_s/1820.htm ...Read more

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It's been 20 days since I did permethrin and took ivermectin. But the itching and the bumps on scroutum have not gone. Using sulphur soap now. Please?

It's been 20 days since I did permethrin and took ivermectin. But the itching and the bumps on scroutum have not gone. Using sulphur soap now. Please?

See a Doctor: You seem in distress please see a doctor for an in person exam of the area. Stop trying to self treat something you do not know what you are treating. This can make it worse.
A doctor will make a diagnosis and properly treat the problem. If money is a problem seek a free treatment clinic or apply for Welfare in your state for medical assistance. This can get you on the road to better health. ...Read more

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What to do about rosacea?

What to do about rosacea?

Rosacea: Rosacea is often due to combination of following: genetic predisposition, sun exposure, possible demodex. Avoiding certain triggers may help (ie, spicy foods, hot drinks, and alcohol may cause flushing and should be avoided. Avoid smoking, sunlight and to extreme hot and cold temperatures, Red wine and chocolate). Rx of antibiotic creams or pills also help. See eyedoc2020@blogspot.com for more. ...Read more

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How do you treat rosacea?

How do you treat rosacea?

IPL: The best treatment for rosacea is ilp treatments from an experienced doctor, not a spa or aesthetician. ...Read more

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How do you handle rosacea?

How do you handle rosacea?

Rosacea: There are many treatment choices for rosacea depending on the severity and extent of symptoms. Available medical treatments include antibacterial washes, topical creams, antibiotic pills, lasers, pulsed-light therapies, photodynamic therapy, and isotretinoin. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose rosacea?

How do you diagnose rosacea?

Clinically: A dermatologist just needs a glance, and an experienced generalist can usually make the call. Occasionally it's questionable and the real decision in any case is, "Do we treat it, and if so, how?" Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do you identify rosacea?

Rosacea Diagnosis: Rosacea is a clinical diagnosis which is simply made by a medical professional. There is no specific diagnostic test. It can range from mild facial redness or progress to pimples or icreased redness including the nose which can deveop a rhinopyma ("WC Fields nose).
Treatment can slow this process down ...Read more

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Does zenmed work for rosacea?

Does zenmed work for rosacea?

Perhaps: The standard for rosacea includes avoiding any known "triggers" — that may include sun, foods, topical agents, etc. Beyond that, using sun protection and occasionally antibiotic therapy will help in some individuals. Trying "natural" products is prob fine, but results (as with any skincare) will vary — particularly with non-prescription agents. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can rosacea occur in children?

Several things: Although anyone can develop rosacea, you may be at more risk if you have fair skin, light hair, and eye color. Are between the ages of 30 and 60, especially if you're going through menopause. Experience frequent flushing or blushinghave a family history of rosacea. Most people who suffer from this have "triggers" that set off the symptoms. These can be alcohol, spicy food or anxiety to name a few. ...Read more