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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Witch Hazel (Definition)

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Where can I find witch hazel extract? Is it good for the skin?

Where can I find witch hazel extract?  Is it good for the skin?

Pharmacy: Very harsh and extremely drying on the skin. It is actually used for hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Is witch hazel a good natural product to use on the pubic area for when you get bumps from shaving?

Witch Hazel: Witch hazel is a plant extract which was used medicinally by American Indians. It has astringent & antioxidant qualities & has been used to reduce swelling. Witch hazel products that do not contain alcohol may be gentler on the skin. Alcohol could sting if skin was recently shaved. ...Read more

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Is hydrogen peroxide good for cuts? Witch hazel/alcohol stings

Is hydrogen peroxide good for cuts? Witch hazel/alcohol stings

Hydrogen Peroxide: Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is not very good as an antiseptic. Cleaning injured skin with hydrogen peroxide may lead to tissue damage. Although hydrogen peroxide was often used in the past for wound care – that is not recommended. It may delay healing. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to use witch hazel and hydrogen peroxide for acne?

Is it a good idea to use witch hazel and hydrogen peroxide for acne?

No.: Witch hazal is fine due to its calming effects on the skin but I do not recommend hydrogen peroxide. It is antibacterial, yes. But it is entirely too harsh for skin and could cause more problems than good. I recommend using a medicated daily cleanser and possibly a leave on product such roc retinol--available in drug stores. If this is not effective, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hemorrhoid grade 3, bleeds for weeks/months when pushed back, needs to heal: low fiber a few days? Witch hazel wipes? No constipation, good shape.

Hemorrhoid grade 3, bleeds for weeks/months when pushed back, needs to heal: low fiber a few days? Witch hazel wipes? No constipation, good shape.

Get them fixed: Your will continue to have problems if you have grade 3 hemorrhoids (which you describe)over time symptoms only get worse. Any creams, diet are no the solution for recurrent prolapsing internal hemorrhoids see a colon and rectal surgeon and have them treated either with rbl or surgery depending on the exact anatomy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What's witch hazel extract for?

Variety of things: Witch hazel is a well used home remedy (when i was a kid, a bottle of distilled was in every medicine cabinet). The herb is astringent and anti-inflammatory, and is used topically for a variety of skin problems (acne, itchy or oily skin) on wounds and bruises, and more. It constricts capillaries beneath the skin, so many people swear by it for puffy eyes. ...Read more

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Anything I must know about witch hazel before using it?

Yes: Only to be used externally and frequent use can lead to a skin reaction or dermatitis. I do not recommend witch hazel at all. ...Read more