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Sulfur Soap Medication
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
ACNE: Your dermatologist can give a special soap if needed. You can use any antibacterial soap ...Read more
I got this sulfur soap with lanolin ..Is it a good soap for acne or is it going to affect my skin?
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
Any over-the-counter cure for rosacea/seborrheic dermatitis on face (facial dandruff)? Can I use sulfur soap? Ointment?
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 !
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?
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 every where. Today it has never been worse, i orders 10% sulfur soap and it should be here really soon. But my question is 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
I suffer from tinea versicolor and I use a liver spot soap and 10% sulfur ointment, however, I now have from medium red bumps all over my upper back?
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
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
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
I am itching all over my body with no skin rushes, nothing just the itching. I have known to be sulphur allergic so I do not use sulphur products like shampoo, bath liquid soaps etc. I am using only olive oil for everything including my cooking. I am also
I may have mites infestation am 5 months pregnant. What can I do can I shower with sulphur soap is it safe I'm out of options please help :(?
Mites in Pregnant: Yes. Sulfur soap is safe. Better if you find a cream or ointment with Sulfur 6% to leave on and repeat in 7-10days. But, It would be best if you use this concern to start your prenatal counseling. A Health care provider will help you to monitor this problem and will be sure that you and the baby are doing well. With mites the other people living with you have to be treated as well or it'll repeat. ...Read more
Yes: Many people have taken "sulfa" drugs (usually an antibiotic) and have had allergic reactions to them (usually hives). This does not mean they are allergic to all medications containing the element "sulfur." for example, you may be allergic to sulfamethoxazole (an antibiotic) but not to hydrochlorothiazide (a sulfur containing high blood pressure medication). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sulfur smell when i go to restroom. Anything to worry about? I can't think of anything that's changed recently (diet/medication-wise).
Urine Odor: A variety of things can alter the smell of your urine. The characteristic sulfur smell is attributable to certain foods such as apsaragus among others. So if you are eating more veggies than normal this is probably the cause. However, there could be other causes such as an infection. So if your urine is also funny looking and u are experience bladder discomfort, see your doctor. ...Read more
Is Marie France Kojic Soap safe to use for hyperpigmentation. What are some safe medications I can take to lighten black areas?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 get severe hives every night-no change in diet, medication, detergent, soap, linens, weather, stress, or habits. Is there another possible cause?
See your doctor: Hives are the result of histamine release by allergy-related cells called mast cells. These can get activated by a number of factors, or a particular combination of them. In addition, there are relatively rare mast cell proliferative disorders that nee t be ruled out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 : 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does provigyl contain sulfur I am allergic to sulfur drugs and I have been on provigyl for years but now developing blisters on my hands
No: Most people are allergic to sulphonamides, or sulfa medications, not medications that contain sulfur, which is different. Provigil does not contain a sulfa group and so would not be related to your sulfa allergy. However, very severe rashes have been associated with provigil, and this could be a different type of reaction. You should see your doctor immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer