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Doctor insights on: Triclosan Soaps

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Are there triclosan-free antibiotic soaps?

Are there triclosan-free antibiotic soaps?

Yes: Search the internet for specific triclosan-free soaps. Or you can even ask your doctor for specific handouts and recommendations where to find this information. Tru-test can also be used for information. ...Read more

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General Question: is Triclosan (found in Dial soap) an antifungal?

General Question: is Triclosan (found in Dial soap) an antifungal?

Soap: Soap, with or without triclosan is equally effective against fungus and other micro-organisms. The additives are more of a marketing ploy and do not have any scientific backing. ...Read more

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Since bacteria cause acne, can facial soap with triclosan effectively prevent acne? Is triclosan safe for facial use?

Since bacteria cause acne, can facial soap with triclosan effectively prevent acne?  Is triclosan safe for facial use?

There's a lot of: controversy over trioclosan, It can be quite drying and is not my preferred treatment for acne ...Read more

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Could using a face wash w/triclosan in it for many years cause nasal tumor(from accidental flushing of soap in nose etc)?would more ppl have if so?

Could using a face wash w/triclosan in it for many years cause nasal tumor(from accidental flushing of soap in nose etc)?would more ppl have if so?

Not likely: Note that there are questions about triclosan. It is apparently no better than any other skin cleanser from a medical point of view. It may have detrimental effects on normal skin bacteria. These soaps can be irritating. But it probably does not cause cancers. ...Read more

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Is triclosan dangerous?

Is triclosan dangerous?

Possibly: Triclosan may alter endocrine function (thyroid) and might lead to the formation of possible carcinogens (chloroform). The fda is currently investigating these possibilities. ...Read more

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Should I be avoiding products with triclosan?

Should I be avoiding products with triclosan?

Not necessarily: Soap is effective at removing and killing bacteria when an adequate amount of scrubbing or rubbing is used. You should rub your hand together at least as long as it takes to sing the abcs (abacavir) or the happy birthday song to ensure that you have adequately cleaned your hands. For most uses antibacterial chemicals like triclosan are not needed and may increase bacterial resistance to anti-infectives. ...Read more

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What are the risks in using triclosan?

What are the risks in using triclosan?

Triclosan risks: At this time, the fda is unsure of the risks triclosan poses to humans. If ingested, it might adversely effect thyroid function. Their is also a theoretical risk of triclosan combining with chlorine in drinking water to form chloroform, a probable cancer causing agent. ...Read more

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How should I be using my triclosan deodorizing shampoo?

How should I be using my triclosan deodorizing shampoo?

Triclosan: Use as per the manufacturers recommendations; unless otherwise instructed by your physician. At times, a physician's personal experience with a medication or product influences their instructions for how it should be used to obtain maximal benefit or least side-effects. This is called an "off-label" use recommendation. ...Read more

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What will happen if you end up eating some triclosan?

What will happen if you end up eating some triclosan?

Probably nothing: There are no reports of human poisoning from ingestion of triclosan. Triclosan is reportedly harmful to algae & causes reproductive & developmental abnormalities in certain fish. There is a report of liver & kidney injury in rats. If you use one of the many toothpastes containing triclosan then you are already swallowing a little bit of this broad-spectrum antibiotic. ...Read more

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