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Doctor insights on: The Uses Of Likas Papaya Soap

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Is it safe to use likas papaya soap when pregnant?

Is it safe to use likas papaya soap when pregnant?

No: Papain contains latex. People who have allergies to latex should avoid using products made with papaya extract, as they could have severe reactions to it. In 2008, the fda took steps to restrict marketing of products containing papain for this reason. Additionally, latex has been suspected of triggering premature contractions in pregnant women, so it should be avoided during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can I use papaya soap and salicylic acid at the same time?

Can I use papaya soap and salicylic acid at the same time?

Acne?: I assume you would use it for acne? If not, though, please correct me. So, the answer is yes, but try not to use soap excessively as you may run into a situation when your facial skin is too dry. ...Read more

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How often can one safely use natural papaya soap on the face and body without it over exfoliating the skin?

How often can one safely use natural papaya soap on the face and body without it over exfoliating the skin?

Whenever you want: Whenever you want you can, It will not exfoliate your skin unless you are allergic to it and if you are allergic you will know first time you use it ...Read more

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How do I get rid of the tight, sticky and heavy feeling on my face when I use papaya soap?

How do I get rid of the tight, sticky and heavy feeling on my face when I use papaya soap?

By not using it: Facial skin is very sensitive and you may be allergic to papaya soap. Would recommend using a hypoallergenic wash with no rubbing and only rinsing your face. ...Read more

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Is papaya soap can get rid of blemishes?

Is papaya soap can get rid of blemishes?

Get a real Rx: If you intend to treat acne, your first line of attack is something evidence based rather than a glitzy advertising-based "fruit-based" soap. Two weeks of intensive benzoyl peroxide rx. If this fails, please get with your physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Papaya soap clears my skin but a lot of other users have noticed their skin getting thinner and so do I. How frequent should it be used?

Papaya soap clears my skin but a lot of other users have noticed their skin getting thinner and so do I. How frequent should it be used?

Exfoliate: Papaya is a digestive enzyme. It helps the skin by defoliating it. Over time it does thin the skin. I would say once weekly would be appropriate. Good luck ...Read more

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Papaya soap 4 mild acne? Is it useful? Side effect /benifits?!

Papaya soap 4 mild acne? Is it useful? Side effect /benifits?!

Proactiv: It works great for mild acne. You likely have acne vulgaris related to hormonal changes of puberty.

If it gets worse you can see a doctor for something stronger topically. ...Read more

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Hives all over my back/chest/face after I shower or have a bath for the last 10 years? Have tried multiple hypoallergenic soaps and shampoos, causes?

Hives all over my back/chest/face after I shower or have a bath for the last 10 years? Have tried multiple hypoallergenic soaps and shampoos, causes?

From Hot Shower/bath: It may be from taking a shower/bath with hot water as it raises your body temperature, and when you come out and use towel. That may trigger to the skin and stimulate histamine release, which causes hives.
You should consult an allergist to find the cause and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Hello doctor!!! I have a problem nd that is my dry skin... Nd I knw the reason y it is because I live in a place where hard water is. So tell me nw what precautions to be taken for it? And what kind of soaps and shampoos to be used...???

Hello doctor!!! I have a problem nd that is my dry skin... Nd I knw the reason y it is because I live in a place where hard water is. So tell me nw what precautions to be taken for it? And what kind of soaps and shampoos to be used...???

Dry skin: Water softening units can be installed in the home to remove minerals from water. Avoid overly hot or long showers/bathing. Use gentle soaps/conditioners (dove soap) and moisturize frequently throughout the day (and always right after you pat dry after bathing). Can use heavier moisturizers/creams such as Cetaphil, Eucerin Aquaphor and lighter ones that contain no alcohol or additives (Vanicrea ...Read more

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What kind of soap should I use for my eczema?

What kind of soap should I use for my eczema?

Various Options...: Shower daily with lukewarm water for 10-15 minutes. Use a gentle cleansing bar or wash in the sensitive skin formulation as needed such as Vanicream, Dove white bar, Cetaphil, or Cerave. Avoid harsh and drying cleansers, such as Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Pat away excess water and immediately apply moisturizer like Vanicream. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use dial soap on a tragus piercing?

Is it ok to use dial soap on a tragus piercing?

Dial soap is very: Drying. With a new piercing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide may cause the surrounding skin to dry out excessively. New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing ; allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. ...Read more

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What soap or body wash should I use I have eczema?

What soap or body wash should I use I have eczema?

Various Options...: Shower daily with lukewarm water for 10-15 minutes. Use a gentle cleansing bar or wash in the sensitive skin formulation as needed such as Vanicream, Dove white bar, Cetaphil, or Cerave. Avoid harsh and drying cleansers, such as Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Pat away excess water and immediately apply moisturizer like Vanicream. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use antibacterial liquid soap as lube?

Depends: Not very lubricating, in fact may be drying so depends upon how much lubrication is needed. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use olay bar soap on 18 month old's skin?

Is it okay to use olay bar soap on 18 month old's skin?

OK: Yes, in general it is ok. Please do use a moisturizer after bathing. One without perfumes. The baby should also have sun protection/sunscreen when outside. If the baby has a skin condition, such as eczema, please talk to his doctor. ...Read more

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If your friend has aids can you use the same bar of soap?

If your friend has aids can you use the same bar of soap?

Yes: Hiv is transmitted only by intimate contact, i.e., sex, needle sharing, blood transfusion, organ transplantation, breast feeding for infants. Soap should be fine, along with hugging, kissing, and other non-intimate activities. This is not an easy disease to acquire. ...Read more

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Please answer! What kind of soap should I use for eczema?

Please answer! What kind of soap should I use for eczema?

Restoraderm: From cetaphil is great and creates a barrier to protect your skin. Also CLS works to prevent superinfection ...Read more

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What is best soap to use for daily showers with intertrigo?

What is best soap to use for daily showers with intertrigo?

Antebacterial: There is no specific brand to use, but I recommend anti-bacterial brand because intertrigo allows for infection to set in in the inflamed areas. Make sure to keep the affected area clean and dry. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to antibacterial soap. What else can I use?

I have an allergy to antibacterial soap. What else can I use?

Getting clean: What type of reaction do you have? If it is a specific allergic contact dermatitis you should seek out an allergist or dermatologist who can perform patch tests to determine the offending chemical. Many soap products are produced specifically for avoidance of contact sensitizers such as preservatives dyes and perfumes. Vanicream is one such product. ...Read more

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Please answer! What kind of soap should I use if I suffer from eczema?

Please answer! What kind of soap should I use if I suffer from eczema?

I love Restoriderm: For body eczema, and gentle cleanser like cetaphil for the face. ...Read more

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How often should I use feminime hygiene soap? Is it safe for daily use?

How often should I use feminime hygiene soap? Is it safe for daily use?

Not useful: Feminine hygiene soaps and sprays are really not necessary. They contain artificial fragrances and alcohols which can irritate delicate genital tissue, leading to inflammation and possibly infection. Daily use of a hypoallergenic soap, such as Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser, should be sufficient. ...Read more

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Is cetaphil antibacterial soap ok to use for personal intimate cleaning?

Is cetaphil antibacterial soap ok to use for personal intimate cleaning?

No: If by "intimate" you're referring to your delicate parts, the answer is no, especially for the vagina and anal areas. Harsh soaps can cause drying, cracking and itching, and should be avoided. In fact, it's best to minimize the use of soap at all: just a little water is enough. ...Read more

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Should I clean cellulitis area with alcohol pads? What kind of soap do I use when washing it?

Should I clean cellulitis area with alcohol pads? What kind of soap do I use when washing it?

Just soap and water: The best way to clean the area is a mild soap like Dove or Ivory and water. Alcohol may dry the skin. ...Read more

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Why does my skin dry out if I use bar soap but it doesn't if I use something like old spice or axe shower gel?

Why does my skin dry out if I use bar soap but it doesn't if I use something like old spice or axe shower gel?

High pH: Cleansers with a high ph (like many soaps) can strip skin of lipids and proteins, leading to dryness, irritation, redness, and, in some cases, even broken skin leading to infection. For this reason, I tend to avoid any cleansers with a high concentration of sodium bicarbonate (with a high ph), as well as most bar soaps. Gels typically contain ingredients that lock in moisture. ...Read more