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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wound = injury to tissue. May include ...Read more


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Any good mild antibacterial cleanser for wounds?

Any good mild antibacterial cleanser for wounds?

Dial soap: Dial soap and water work well or if you want an actual wound cleanser you can go to your local pharmacy and tehre should be several to shoose from. ...Read more

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I really need to know if i'm allergic to sulfa drugs so I can use a prescription facial cleanser with sulphur?

I really need to know if i'm allergic to sulfa drugs so  I can use a prescription facial cleanser with sulphur?

See your Doctor: If one suspects a drug allergy then see pcp or allergists to review the drug in question and the reaction that occurred. If the clinical history suggests a potential drug allergy then skin testing may be performed to conform this. Occasionally, an oral challenge may be done as well. ...Read more

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Need a name of a drug for acne and spots or inflamed skin following acne for oily and sensitive skin and a cleanser?

Need a name of a drug for acne and spots or inflamed skin following acne for oily and sensitive skin and a cleanser?

Scientific Rx: First, manage your acne. If 5% topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for something to add -- acne can be managed. Hydroquinone bleach can fade the dark spots (not the red spots) left behind, but be sparing or you'll disfigure yourself. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will using zdot hair cleanser work in passing a hair drug screening test for meth used meth onlly 3 times in the last two months?

Will using zdot hair cleanser work in passing a hair drug screening test for meth used meth onlly 3 times in the last two months?

Doubt it: Zdot is an expensive shampoo ($34.95 for one use, and that's "guaranteed" for only 24 hours because your body oils will re-contaminate the hair, supposedly.) once you've used meth, the drug could be in your hair for 3 months. If using at all, it's very dangerous and very addictive. Please get help for your drug use. http://www.crystalmeth.org/cma-meeting-directory.html. ...Read more

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Why's it bad to use too much facial cleansers?

Why's it bad to use too much facial cleansers?

Dry/ oil: Astringents and facial cleansers which are designed to strip the face of oil can be over-used. In this situation, the skin may produce more oil in response. The skin may also become raw and dry. ...Read more

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What is the best antibacterial cleanser for cars?

Why?: Why would a car need an antibacterial cleanser? And for that matter, what would a human driving in a car? ...Read more

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Are there any good colon cleansers available?

Are there any good colon cleansers available?

Colon cleanse: The colon does not require "cleansing." The process of having a bowel movement takes care of that nicely. There is no buildup of toxins or other materials in the colon. Just eat a lot of fiber, drink plenty of liquids, and if constipated, consider an actual fiber supplement. See your gastroenterologist at age 50, or sooner if you're having problems. Those are the keys to good colon health. ...Read more

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Can you use cleanser, toner and moisturiser on sunburns?

Can you use cleanser, toner and moisturiser on sunburns?

Yes and no: Gentle cleansers and moisturizers are fine. Toners typically dry out skin and are only meant to be used when your skin is fully healed. Wait on toner use for 1-2weeks until the skin is less sensitive ...Read more

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Help please? What is the cheapest source of chlorhexadine cleansers like hibiclens?

Help please? What is the cheapest source of chlorhexadine cleansers like hibiclens?

Use generic brand: The generic name for Hibiclens is Chlorhexidine gluconate. The likely cheapest source is on the internet, but be careful and use a reputable company- just look for "4% Chlorhexidine gluconate" for TOPICAL use (note that less concentrated forms of this is sometimes used as a non-alcoholic antibacterial mouth rinse).

Read the packaging of generic products like "Wallclens", "Hibitane", and others. ...Read more

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What is the best face cleanser?

What is the best face cleanser?

Variable: The 'best' cleanser really depends on your skin type and what results you are trying to achieve. A good starting cleanser would be one that is labeled as pH balanced, noncomedogenic and fragrance free. Your skin should come to a healthy baseline in a few weeks ( follow cleansing with a similar moisturizer), at which time you may have a better idea of your particular needs. ...Read more

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Are colon cleansers and laxatives effective?

Are colon cleansers and laxatives effective?

For what purpose?: If you're looking for powerful laxatives, i assume you feel very constipated or are looking to "cleanse." if the latter, please reconsider ; check out numerous healthtap answers that point to problems with colon cleansers--don't use them! if constipation however is new or has significantly worsened, or is accompanied by distension, vomiting, fever, pain then don't self-medicate but get checked. ...Read more

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I was wondering what's a good acne fighting cleanser?

I was wondering what's a good acne fighting cleanser?

Salicylic acid: Use this if you prefer a cleanser. The other two agents are topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated, and any retinoic acid derivative. If you're not clear in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more

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Is there any kind of feet cleanser that makes feet smell great?

Is there any kind of feet cleanser that makes feet smell great?

Sure: You likely can find something in any bath and body shop. The question is do your feet sweat excessively or smell bad or are you just looking to make them smell good.
If they smell or sweat you would have to control this first...Then you can put a good smelling lotion on them... ...Read more

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What ingredients shouldn't be there in products like cleansers labeled as "soap free"?

You are on your own: I don't believe there is a standard definition. More often it is a marketing gimmick ...Read more

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Would my strip cleanser remove THC buildup in my system?

NO: Cleansers will not do the trick. Today testing is sophisticated - and will automatically pick up on attempts at dilution. ...Read more

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How might i go about finding a long lasting skin cleanser?

How might i go about finding a long lasting skin cleanser?

Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it frequently w gentle means. ...Read more

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What type of cleanser should I use to get clean and clear skin?

Acne: There are so many great prescription treatments for acne now--both topical and oral. Much of the otc cleansers, washes, masks, toners and lotions don't do much. Go see your doctor to get a regimen tailored to the type of pimples you have. ...Read more

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Is it okay for a young person to use an anti aging facial cleanser?

Is it okay for a young person to use an anti aging facial cleanser?

Yes: It is okay although i cannot think of a better way to waste your money. ...Read more

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Apart from sunblock and cleanser, I do not use any other skincare products. Will not using extra skincare products cause me to age faster?

Apart from sunblock and cleanser, I do not use any other skincare products. Will not using extra skincare products cause me to age faster?

As you advance in: years, adding anti aging products (like antioxidants, and retinoid acid ) can help delay the signs of aging. Lightening agents can soften signs of sun damage. I suggest you see your dermatologist if you like aging gracefully while looking as good as possible ...Read more

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I tried another cleanser brand for 3 days and i don't like it and want to go back to my daily original brand. Will that spoil my face? Must i wait?

I tried another cleanser brand for 3 days and i don't like it and want to go back to my daily original brand. Will that spoil my face?  Must i wait?

Sounds ok: In general, one should not have any problem switching back and forth among facial cleansers, as long as one is not over-cleaning her face... Which can lead to irritation and redness. ...Read more

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What is a good oil-based cleanser for sunburns?

What is a good oil-based cleanser for sunburns?

Noxema, and others: Though Noxzema has some astringents too, it makes a good oil based cleanser for sunburned skin because of its soybean oil, linseed oil and glycerin. Cleansers with shea butter, and olive oil also make suprisinly good bases for sunburned and moisture starved skin. Pond's, environ, kiehl’s, and dhc deep cleansing oil also work with--and not against- sun damaged skin. ...Read more

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Can internal cleansers have any adverse effects?

Can internal cleansers have any adverse effects?

Cleansers: I am assuming you are speaking about colonic types of treatments whether in an enema or oral cleanse formulation. There can be a number of negative effects on the GI system. The main acute issue with rapid transit loss of electrolytes and changes in ph balance of blood. The most negative effect resulting from this is often neurologic, sometimes irreversible. Use caution. ...Read more

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Any insights for why i colon cleansers don't work for me?

Any insights for why i colon cleansers don't work for me?

It depends.: In reality, colon cleansers do not work for anyone, since they are unnecessary. The colon does a fine job of cleaning itself out, just in the process of having bowel movements. There is not an accumulation of toxins in the colon, so colon cleansers or unnecessary. If you are actually referring to the need for laxatives, send us another note or use HealthTap Prime. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What are good acne cleansers that i can buy in drugstores?

What are good acne cleansers that i can buy in drugstores?

Any: There is no one brand that is superior to all other brands. Sometimes less expenstive brands are just as good as the more expensive ones. A 5-10% benzoyl peroxide is good for mild acne. For more severe acne, you should consult your local dermatologist for a treatment tailored for your skin. ...Read more

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