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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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Is toothpaste safe as feminine wash?

Is toothpaste safe as feminine wash?

toothpaste use: Toothpaste is designed for cleaning teeth only and should not be used in other orifices.. ...Read more

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Are anti-perspirant deodorants harmful?

Are anti-perspirant deodorants harmful?

Hygiene: Nope. If they were most of the human race would be in trouble. ...Read more

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Can cetaphil antibacterial soap work for acne?

Can cetaphil antibacterial soap work for acne?

Get a real Rx: This is unlikely to touch the deep-living bacteria that are part of the cause of acne. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, please get with your personal physician. We can manage all acne scientifically, and it's your right to have the benefits. ...Read more

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Are anti-perspirant deodorants that include paraben harmful?

Parabens: Parabens are the most common preservative overall. Some people become allergic to them. If you are not allergic to them, it is fine to use products that contain them. If you are having an allergic contact dermatitis to a product, see your dermatologist and you can be tested to see what components of the product to are allergic to. Parabens are not the most common cause of allergic contact dermat. ...Read more

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Is dove unscented bar soap okay to wash hair with as well as ivory bar soap?

Is dove unscented bar soap okay to wash hair with as well as ivory bar soap?

No not a good idea: It is not a good idea as soap even dov can dry your scalp.Use a shampoo for your kind of hair oily or dry. ...Read more

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Can dial antibacterial soap help acne?

Can dial antibacterial soap help acne?

Basically no: Acne is a non-hygiene-related disease, and the bacteria that cause it are deep and won't be touched by bathing soap. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't helped your acne after two weeks, get with your personal physician. It's a serious, chronic disease that's often a grave personal and professional liability. Do what you have to. ...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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Are cleansers and moisturizers containing alcohol & fragrance bad for acne-prone skin?

Are cleansers and moisturizers containing alcohol & fragrance bad for acne-prone skin?

Alcohol? No. : Alcohol is a good cleanser. Fragrances can contain so many substances that you have no idea what you may be sensitive to. Keep it simple. One ingredient at a time. ...Read more

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Is antiperspirant deodorant safe?

Is antiperspirant deodorant safe?

Antiperspirants: It's best to let the body do what it needs to, i.e., sweat out toxins (of which there are far too many in our world today). If using an antiperspirant consider using it sparingly, for big events rather than daily. Avoid odorous foods such as garlic and onions on those days when you want to stay especially fresh and clean-smelling. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can yardley almond oatmeal soap be used for laundry soap?

Can yardley almond oatmeal soap be used for laundry soap?

Yardley products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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How does Ivory soap kill bacteria?

How does Ivory soap kill bacteria?

Ivory soap: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Antibacterial soap good for skin infections?

Antibacterial soap good for skin infections?

Probably not: Antibiotic soap can prevent infections, but it's unlikely to treat them once they happen. ...Read more

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Is it good to use gentle exfoliating dove mousturizing cream soap for contact dermatitis?

Is it good to use gentle exfoliating dove mousturizing cream soap for contact dermatitis?

Skin care: As long as it is nto fragranced cream soap, u can try it. Usually removing the allergen from contact with skin will help. Try over the counter Hydrocortisone with aloe. ...Read more

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Will antibacterial cleaner kill scabies?

Will antibacterial cleaner kill scabies?

No, Scabies are not: Bacteria. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, ; crotamiton. ...Read more

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Is dettol soap dangerous for washing varginal area?

Is dettol soap dangerous for washing varginal area?

Concerns: Dettol liquid antiseptic/ disinfectant could cause changes in vaginal flora and ph. Usually soap ; disinfectants are not needed inside the vagina. ...Read more

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Is Dove moisturizing soap good for eczema?

Is Dove moisturizing soap good for eczema?

Yes: the pH matters. Dove is one of several skin cleansers in the desirable pH range of 6 to 7. Be sure to use a cream or ointment soon after washing. I favor ceramide creams.There are several ceramide creams marked specifically for eczema. ...Read more

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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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Why is triclosan in so many soaps?

Why is triclosan in so many soaps?

Antibacterial: Triclosan is in many soaps because it is an antibacterial, meaning it kills bacteria on contact. Importantly, triclosan does not kill viruses. Alcohol containing hand sanitizing gels will kill viruses more effectively than triclosan. ...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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I discovered that my soap contain Triclosan and i usually use it, befor eating food so when i eat some of soap enter my body through food. Is this cause cancer?

I discovered that my soap contain Triclosan and i usually use it, befor eating food so when i eat some of soap enter my body through food. Is this cause cancer?

Not to worry: Washing your hands with soap will do you far more good than any theoretical harm from Triclosan in the soap. You may use a regular soap, those are just as effective. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...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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Does anyone else have a reaction to triclosan? Is it rare?

Triclosan & allergy: Triclosan was linked to increased risk for developing environmental allergies in a 2010 study. Using products containing triclosan seemed to make children more likely to develop problems like allergic rhinitis (hay fever). Other types of problems with triclosan such as contact dermatitis are possible but are rare. ...Read more

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How does triclosan work to kill germs?

How does triclosan work to kill germs?

Depends: Triclosan works by interfering with a bacteria's ability to build cell membranes (basically the skin of the germ). At low concentrations triclosan is bacteriostatic meaning it prevents bacteria from increasing in number. At higher concentrations triclosan kills bacteria. The use of triclosan at low concentrations may permit the emergence of pathogenic germs resistant to its effects. ...Read more

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Could you provide me with effects/alternatives of BHA/BHT, Triclosan, Pthalates, Benzene, or Phenols. As many as you can please?

Could you provide me with effects/alternatives of BHA/BHT, Triclosan, Pthalates, Benzene, or Phenols. As many as you can please?

University librarian: Dream question. These chemicals are largely endocrine disrupting toxicants that are known as xenoestrogens. In 400 character answers you won't get much, however you can find loads of information on the toxnet site maintained by the NIH and NLM parts of the USDHHS. Try using university toxicology sites and MSDS resources, general medical or scientific data bank searches with those keywords. ...Read more

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I always used Colgate Total, but recently there has been news regarding triclosan linked to cancer. Do I have to switch? Is it safe?

I always used Colgate Total, but recently there has been news regarding triclosan linked to cancer. Do I have to switch? Is it safe?

Can't be certain: Carcinogens are constantly being identified...unfortunately the risky concentration/exposure can be hard to identify. Have you stopped eating meat off the grill? Do you only drink distilled water? I personally use a similar product, drink tap water and eat occasional grilled steaks- I think you are safe enough. Don't swallow the toothpaste! Stay well and don't worry too much. ...Read more

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Is triclosan better and safer than stannous fluoride?

Is triclosan better and safer than stannous fluoride?

Triclosan: Triclosan is actually a registered pesticide that has anti-microbial actions against bacteria. It has been found to block throid function in bull frogs and rats. It is a component of some toothpastes used for gingivitis, mouthwashes and hand soaps. The fda is unsure if it is safe for human consumption and is re-studying this matter. 2% triclosan can help tp kill a bad-actor bacteria -mrsa on skin. ...Read more

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Is there an effective way to get rid of underarm odor without using triclosan?

Is there an effective way to get rid of underarm odor without using triclosan?

Natural deodorant: For persons with sensitivity to their underarm deodorant, i often recommend the "crystal" available at most pharmacies. It is an alum mineral salt and contains no fragrance, a common cause of contact allergy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to continue using endocrine-disrupting triclosan in toothpaste? Is benefit of using it worth the possibility it may cause CA?

Is it safe to continue using endocrine-disrupting triclosan in toothpaste? Is benefit of using it worth the possibility it may cause CA?

Use your toothpaste: Please forgive my frankness. The "pop" claims about "endocrine disruption" haven't attracted the attention of mainstream science as they claims seem extremely weak to most of us. In fact, it's ironic to see a fearmonger with a junk-journal article complaining about this sort of thing while eating a tofu sandwich -- loaded with phytoestrogens. I'm sorry someone troubled you about this. ...Read more

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