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Witch Hazel Blackheads
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
How can I prevent back acne and on my bum? I know it develops bc I exercising. I exfoliate when necessary and use witch hazel sometimes as a toner.
Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that lead to acne - oil production, clogged pores, and bacteria. You may also try to wear lose fitting clothing particularly during activities with high perspiration. ...Read more
Hey, so I want to get rid of acne quickly, do I use Witch Hazel or Benzoyl peroxide? What would make it go away quicker?
Both: Both will helps, but depending on the person and your particular skin reaction one might be faster than the other. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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
Stasis: Although extensive work has been completed in the study of treatment of venous ulcers, no large, well-controlled trials examine the treatment of stasis dermatitis. The overall mainstay of treatment has always been aimed at lessening the clinical impact of the underlying venous insufficiency, which is typically accomplished with compression therapy. ...Read more
Witchhazel: It is not a good idea to use witchhaze because it has a drying effect on the skin as does epiduo ...Read more
Probably: I'm sure someone has, since it seems to have been tried on virtually everything by someone. However, stasis dermatitis is caused by sluggish blood flow in the veins of the legs due to breakdown of valves in those veins; witch hazel is not going to have any effect on that. See a dermatologist for an effective treatment plan. ...Read more
Cuts: Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is not very good as an antiseptic. Cleaning injured skin w 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. Witch hazel is a plant extract which was used medicinally by American Indians. It has astringent & antioxidant qualities & may help to heal broken skin ...Read more
Sm temporary effect: Witch Hazel provide very small mild effect to stasis dermatitis but the agent also can be drying which can lead to more irritation long term. The best long term results will be to completely treat the venous stasis by treating the underlying venous insufficiency. See a vein expert for this. Other ointment such A and D ointment or 1% hydrocortisone ointment may also be helpful. Hope this helps. ...Read more
1 nodule or hemmorhoide for a wk or more I've tried witch hazel garlic sitz & Otc products itch is severe and vaca in 2 days! Help I'm desperate?
Sorry, but...: ...if unsure that this is indeed a hemorrhoid, or if refractory to conventional treatment, please take the time to get evaluated so appropriate treatment can begin before your vacation is ruined. ...Read more
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Best wishes. ...Read more
Possibly.: Both are drying to the skin and can be irritating. So, although there is no absolute contraindication to using them together, you would need to be very cautious. If there is any sign of redness or irritation, I would stop them and consult your dermatologist/doctor who is prescribing the Epiduo. Also, it is probably not necessary to use the witch hazel if you are using the Epiduo. ...Read more
Witch Hazel: Yes. Of course. It is used by millions of people daily. ...Read more
Pharmacy: Very harsh and extremely drying on the skin. It is actually used for hemorrhoids. ...Read more
If you have slight redness and broken capillaries in cheeks is it beneficial to use a toner with undistilled witch hazel or distilled witch hazel?
Capillaries: Either of them is not proven to work. ...Read more
Pharmacy: Very harsh and extremely drying on the skin. It is actually used for hemorrhoids. It isn't good because it is a strong chemical. Long term exposure could lead to pulmonary and sinus issues, just to name a few. ...Read more
Alcohol-free kind: There are many witch hazel products, but you want an alcohol-free one for hemorrhoids or it will burn. Thayer's has several kinds that you can get at health food stores -- I've even seen the pads for sale on amazon. Com. You simply apply the pads several times daily, & after wiping/cleansing after each bowel movement. The liquid can be put on a cotton ball and dabbed in the same way. ...Read more