Skin Care

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Skin Care Overview

The human skin is the outer covering of the body and is the largest organ of the integumentary system. The skin has up to seven layers of ectodermal tissue guarding muscles, bones, ligaments and internal organs. Human skin is similar to most of the other mammals' skin, and it is very similar to pig skin. Though nearly all human skin is covered with hair follicles, it can appear hairless. There are two general types of skin, hairy and glabrous skin (hairless). The adjective cutaneous literal...

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ichthammol expiration

Is there an expiration date for ichthammol ointment? I can't find any on the box or the tube. I've had it for quite a few years. ## Hey Dot, How's it going? From what I could gather, the shelf life of ichthammol is reported to be 2 years. And while I'm not aware of ichthammol becoming toxic or unsafe to use after that point in time, lots of meds like this can gradually become less effective, depending on storage/temperature conditions. I hope this helps! ## Thank you David, for your information on ichthammol ointment. ## I too have the same question and can't find answer from a professional. My CVS 1 oz tube has no expiration date. Can anyone help? ## It does have an expiration date. If you look on the tube towards the bottom you will see the bar code and then at the...

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The Ingredients for BGO Cream made by Calotabs Co of Greenville SC

I am looking for the ingredients of BGO made by Calotabs Co of Greenville, SC years ago. My jar has long been worn smooth and can't read it. ## This product is no longer available, but from another user on our site that was asking about it, the ingredients listed on the packaging were as follows: Salicylic Acid, Sulphur, Zinc Oxid, Phenol Calamine, Menthol, Petrolatum, Lanolin and mineral oil. The only thing I can suggest is trying to find a similar product that contains the same ingredients. Have you tried asking your pharmacist if they can recommend something? ## if you have the ingredients and even a small sample a compound pharmacy can remake it for you! ## I don't know how old your jar of BGO (Beeman's Greaseless Ointment) is, but my father owned the company from the mi...

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Black drawing salve expired

Does black drawing salve have an expiration date?

Updated in Ichthammol
Sulfur & Cream of Tartar Wafer

Years ago, given to each of us once per day for keeping mosquitos from biting & if they bit us, would not cause problems. ## Where can I find Sulfur and Cream of Tarter Wafers? I took them as a kid and never had any problems with bug bites and ticks and we played in the woods every day. As I got older I never had acne. I wanted to have my daughter try it, but can not find them. They were a little flat wafer about the size of a quarter and chewable. The taste was not bad at all....and a somewhat sweet. Can someone help me find this product if it exists? ## Linda, glad to see that someone besides I remembers these wafers. I still have not found them anywhere but I will keep checking smalltowm pharmicies & hopefully locate them somewhere!!! I just know they were wonderful! ## I fou...

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Padi Rash Cream Expiry Date

What is the expiry date of Paid Rash Cream with a Batch Number of "19560"? Manufacturer: Olcare Laboratories PVT LTD ## Mfg at 2021 in September and it's expiry date is what

Treatment For Acne That Leaves Behind Dark Spots

What can I use to clear pimples that leave behind dark spots? I've currently been using Garnier products. Please help. ## Are Retinol serums available to you? I order mine on Amazon, but I live in the U.S., and am not sure if it is available to you. It is known to help with acne, dark spots, wrinkles, and overall skin health. You can learn more Retinol Information here. ## Differin gel brand name is the Best OTC acne med that I have been able to find and works

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I'd like to know more about "Brevoxyl 4% creamy wash" prescribed for acne. Has anyone else tried this medication? ## When I used Brevoxyl, it seemed to start working but it made my face dry when I started the swim team. I am 17 years old. Should I use it just once a day? Also, does it get rid of blackheads and whiteheads? Will it help get rid of moderate acne and oily skin, and how long until I see results? ## This is just a brand name for Benzoyl Peroxide, which is commonly used to help prevent acne breakouts. It works by reducing the amount of acne causing bacteria on your skin, and causing skin dryness, so you experience some peeling. Other side effects, according to the FDA, may include skin irritation, burning, and redness. Ref: Brevoxyl Information What instructions ha...

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Benzac AC and Persivate Cream

Can I use Benzac AC Wash 5% and then put on Persivate Cream after ? I've been using Benzac AC Cream after my face wash but over the weeks I've developed cystic pimples on my cheeks. I've tried everything and now I want to mix Benzac with Persivate, can I ? ## Hello, Zinhle! How are you? Since both have the potential to cause skin irritation, I'd suggest just sticking with one of the other. Feel free to check with your doctor, they may approve both, but usually it's better not to, so you don't compound the problem. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Balzac is good alone, don't mix it with those persivate. Wash ur face with aqueius as a soup, apply bensac as a moisturizer after applying sunscreen. At night use retinol as a night cream, but don't be ...

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poslam ointment

old remedy for skin rashes ## Does anyone know where I can buy Poslam Ointment? My Grandmoyher used to have it and it's the best. ## I am also looking for this product. From what I can tell it is no longer made but I won't give up yet. ## I am also looking for Poslam and cannot find a source. Maybe someone should start making it again. It's very effective for skin problems. ## when I googled poslam, I was offered link to ebay, antique- bottle pictures show ingredients. ## Poslam used to be made by Emergency Laboratories, Jersey City, NJ 07302. I tried to find them in on-line phone directories but they don’t seem to exist any more. A pharmacist passed along this formula to my parents. A compounding pharmacy should be able to make it up. I don’t know if it is paten...

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Mazon Cream

for eczema, psoriasis- seeping, cracking, blistering skin- I personally used it from the age of 6 mos. in 1955 to 1988, then it disappeared from shelves- it was an over the counter cream and it really worked. At the age of 3 months my skin would swell, crack and seep a clear liquid- a pediatrician introduced the cream to my mother and at the time they had a bar soap, shampoo and cream-of which I used occasionally over the course of 30 years then all of a sudden it disappeared. I did have part of a jar I used sparingly and guarded with my life and I called the company that made the cream and they said that they took the recipe out of circulation. The jar is long gone- sadly and I do not know the name of the pharmaceutical company that originally made it. I now am entering menopause and m...

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