It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Acne Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-15-2003, 10:48 AM   #1
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 31
fyre HB User
Post Abbreviations

Would someone please fill me in on all the shorthand, like, AHA, etc?

 
Old 08-15-2003, 11:01 AM   #2
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 465
sedulous HB User
Post

BP= Benzoyl Peroxide

AHA= alpha hydroxy acid. Glycolic acid is one type of alpha hydroxy acid, derived from sugar cane.

BHA= beta hydroxy acid. Somewhat similar to AHA in that it's an exfoliant. Salicylic acid is one kind of BHA, also considered by some doctors to be an anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidant.

SA=Salicylic acid, described above.

B5= Pantothenic acid, one of the "B" vitamins.



[This message has been edited by sedulous (edited 08-15-2003).]

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
New Abbreviations Shshi Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 0 04-27-2008 11:04 PM
Use of abbreviations mod_007 Cancer: Cervical & Ovarian 0 04-24-2008 02:13 PM
Abbreviations? pugluver31902 Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 2 12-22-2006 09:31 AM
I need some help with this abbreviations swoop Open to All Other Health Topics 2 11-30-2006 01:30 PM
Can someone please explain all the abbreviations? ditzychick77 Trying to Conceive (TTC) 2 10-16-2005 08:31 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:19 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!