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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Witch Hazel (Definition)

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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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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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Is it very harmful to inhale witch hazel?

Is it very harmful to inhale witch hazel?

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

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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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Does witch hazel have anti bacterial effects?

No: Witch hazel is a strong antioxidant and astringent (causes contraction of tissues) applied externally to sores, bruises, and swelling. Based on the components of the plant extract, there are no significant antibacterial properties in witch hazel. ...Read more

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How does witch hazel work on hemorrhoid swelling?

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. ...Read more

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Is there an inexpensive non-prescription wipe other than tucks (witch hazel)?

Witch hazel: Tucks pads contain witch hazel as the active ingredient. You can get this in generic form and some cotton pads. This should work fine. Tucks shouldn't be used as wipes. They should keep in contact with hemorrhoids to reduce the swelling. ...Read more

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Is there an inexpensive non-prescription medicine other than tucks (witch hazel)?

Is there an inexpensive non-prescription medicine other than tucks (witch hazel)?

Tucks (witch hazel): TUCKS Medicated Cooling Pads contain witch hazel which can provide temporary relief but some doctors don't recommend them due to potential drying effects on skin. ...Read more

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Is preparation h or tucks (witch hazel) more effective? Which one is easier to use?

Neither: Nothing in preparation h that works for anything other than as a lubricant and I do not use tucks wipes or any adult wipe with lanolin, alcohol or witch hazel. You do not say what your problem is so I can not offer alternative suggestions with the information you have submitted. ...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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What are the dangers of tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

What are the dangers of tummy tucks (witch hazel)?

Many.: There are many risks associated with tummy tuck surgery. These include the risk of infection, bleeding, fluid accumulation, intra-abdominal injury, abdominal wall or umbilical tissue necrosis, wound healing problems, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and even death. During the consultation process, you will likely hear/read about additional risk/potential complications.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is witch hazel better than pH wipes?

For what?: If you are asking about external hemorrhoids-yes ...Read more

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Can you use witch hazel if epileptic?

Can you use witch hazel if epileptic?

Yes: I am curious as to why you ask. I did a literature search and see comment associating witch hazel with epilepsy only on chat sites. No scientific proof. ...Read more

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What are side effects of witch hazel?

What are side effects of witch hazel?

Allergic reaction: In the form of a dermatitis if used regularly in 60 -70 % of people. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use epiduo and witch hazel together?

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

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Does witch hazel remove dark mark on back of neck?

Wtich hazel: Not necessarily. If you have a lesion on the back of the neck it may not remove it. However, it is a lot like alcohol when used as a wipe - and could remove soil marks. Please see this site for more info:
http://www. Witchhazeluses. Org/. ...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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Is it smart to use epiduo and witch hazel together?

Witchhazel: It is not a good idea to use witchhaze because it has a drying effect on the skin as does epiduo ...Read more

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Has anyone ever used witch hazel on stasis dermatitis?

Has anyone ever used witch hazel on stasis dermatitis?

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

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Hydrogen peroxide or witch hazel on cuts, which is better?

Hydrogen peroxide or witch hazel on cuts, which is better?

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

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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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Please tell me about using witch hazel on severe stasis dermatitis?

Please tell me about using witch hazel on severe stasis dermatitis?

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

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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?

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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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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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

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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