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Are tummy tucks (witch hazel) painful?

Are tummy tucks (witch hazel) painful?

Moderately painful : Any surgery that involves cutting or sewing muscle tends to be somewhat painful. Most tummy tucks (witch hazel) will also include muscle tightening. Patients generally manage the pain quite well with a medication such as vicodin. I've never had a patient tell me that the pain was so significant that she regrets having the surgery. ...Read more

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Will witch hazel astrigent help acne?

Will witch hazel astrigent help acne?

Pronay not: You need a good acne cleanser and the matching toner to go along with it. Oddly enough you probably need a moisturizer too. A good esthetician can help you pick the right skin care products for your ski problems. ...Read more

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What's witch hazel extract for?

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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Is generic witch hazel wipe with aloe as sensitive as tucks?

Is generic witch hazel wipe with aloe as sensitive as tucks?

Depends: Anything with witch hazel and alcohol should be avoided when used on one's bottom. Also avoid lanolin for adult use. ...Read more

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Can you use tucks (witch hazel) pads on your nipples after pumping?

Can you use tucks (witch hazel) pads on your nipples after pumping?

No: this would also dry and constrict the nipples which will not be good. If you are looking to sooth the nipples try vitamin e or aloe. Wash the nipple before feeding the baby next though. ...Read more

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How can I use witch hazel for hemorrhoids?

How can I use witch hazel for hemorrhoids?

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

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Is tucks (witch hazel) pramoxine spray safe during pregnancy?

Safe low: Tucks (witch hazel) hemorrhoidal ointment is used for: treating pain, soreness, burning, and itching of the anal area due to hemorrhoids and other anorectal disorders. Tucks (witch hazel) hemorrhoidal ointment is a topical anesthetic. It works by blocking pain signals from the nerve endings in the skin, which helps relieve discomfort. Some medicines interact with tucks (witch hazel) hemorrhoidal ointmt. Interaction is low-relatively safe. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use 100% witch hazel astringent on hemorrhoids?

Is it ok to use 100% witch hazel astringent on hemorrhoids?

Here are some...: This astringent preparation has been exclusively used to constrict skin pores to make skin smoother; so its use for hemorrhoids may induce similar effect which would vary among individual. Hence, you may try and see; if not better or even worsening, stop and seek pro-evaluation & counseling. Nonetheless, it's still most advisable to work and be counseled with Doc before its use for hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Will witch hazel help on severe stasis dermatitis?

Will  witch hazel help on severe stasis dermatitis?

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

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How often can I use tucks (witch hazel) for hemorrhoids?

I prefer None: Tucks have alcohol and witch hazel which i prefer not to use. Kleenex cottonelle moist wipes or fleet brand wipes or prep h wipes are better choices and no limits on their use. ...Read more

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Do tummy tucks (witch hazel) hurt? Will they remove stretch marks?

Pain: The operation is uncomfortable but most surgeries are. The operation wll remove stretcatks that are below the belly button. Not all the stretch marks can be removed. See a board certified plastic surgeon. For a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Will witch hazel help "cure" penis discomfort?

I doubt it.: I don't know why witch hazel would be of help. It is best you consult a doctor who can make a proper examination and make an actualy diagnosis about what is causing the discomfort. ...Read more

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Does medicaid pay for tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

Does medicaid pay for tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

No: They may cover an operation called a panniculectomy which just removes the excess skin. A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) includes a panniculectomy and a procedure to tighten your tummy on the inside (plication). To get coverage you need to have rashes below the skin treated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Do tummy tucks (witch hazel) have to be costly?

Do tummy tucks (witch hazel) have to be costly?

Varies...: Cost of surgery will vary from one practice to another and from one region to another. Much will depend on exactly what operation is being performed. Select your plastic surgeon based on quality/safety of work, not financial considerations primarily. ...Read more

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How much does tummy tucks (witch hazel) cost?

varies: Costs vary by location. You may find a plastic surgeon through the american board of plastic surgery. Some physicians will provide quotes over the phone. Nationally it appears that tummy tucks (witch hazel) range from $5000-$10, 000. ...Read more

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Does tucks (witch hazel) get rid of hemorrhoids or just soothe them?

Does tucks (witch hazel) get rid of hemorrhoids or just soothe them?

Neither: I don't recommend tucks due to the alcohol and witch hazel. However they can soothe to some extent. I recommend kleenex cottonelle wipes as a better alternative. ...Read more

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How does witch hazel astrigent help your acne?

How does witch hazel astrigent help your acne?

Sometimes: For some people the high tannins can have anti inflammatory effects, reduce irritation, balance ph, and reduce the bacteria that causes acne. It does not help everyone but is an expensive product to try. ...Read more