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    Old 03-01-2005, 07:43 AM   #1
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    Has anyone ever tried dabbing toothpaste onto their pimples to dry them out? Has it worked for you?


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    Old 03-01-2005, 08:21 AM   #2
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    DON'T DO IT!!! I remember when I did that to a pimple I had on my nose. It dried it up so bad that it peeled and burn making it look like a bad cut. People told me that it looked like I fell on my face. The scab tooks months to heal. It's better to put benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid that take a few days to go away then to have a burn that takes even longer to heal.

    Old 03-01-2005, 08:23 AM   #3
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    When i had acne, i used to dab some on my pimples. Honestly, it worked for like a week ( i would dab some on everynight before bed). Reason it stopped working is because the skin/pimple/acne gets used to the cycle after while, it settles with it, eventually going back to "old state' it was before. In other words, it adapts to the cycle and its worthless.

    Old 03-01-2005, 05:18 PM   #4
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    Don't do it, it will burn your skin.

    Old 03-02-2005, 05:07 AM   #5
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    Alot of people use toothpaste to reduce the redness from a pimple quickly, it won't hurt anything to try. I read about using toothpaste for that purpose in a fashion magazine and I've done it myself but I prefer to use aspirin. You can put one or two aspirin in the palm of your hand, add a few drops warm wter and make into a paste. Put the paste on the pimple and let dry. Then remove. I usually leave it on for a while after it's dry but you don't have to. It will make a dramatic difference in the appearnace of the pimple and eliminate all the redness. You can also make an entire aspirin face mask if you want.

    Old 03-13-2005, 12:24 PM   #6
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    I tried dabbing a bit of it... didnt do a thing for me

    Old 03-13-2005, 10:12 PM   #7
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    Re: Toothpaste?

    During a recent office visit, my derm identified toothpaste as a possible cause for acne around the mouth area. Apparently, the flouride in some toothpastes irritates the skin.

    Old 03-18-2005, 12:21 PM   #8
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    Sushigrll, Your derm is partly right. Toothpaste can damage skin around your mouth, nose, chin. Fluoride isn't the likely culprit. It's all the irritating detergents, flavors, tartar control, whitening, etc. That's why regular toothpaste can "burn" skin, as other posters found helpful or not.

    I recently replied in a post on perioral dermatitis. (That's dermatitis around the mouth, thus peri-oral.) The toothpaste I use doesn't have ingredients that can irritate sensitive skin around the mouth, or in the mouth. It's on the web, SQUIGLE Enamel Saver Toothpaste.

    Old 03-18-2005, 02:29 PM   #9
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    It works great for razor bumps for me but never for a pimple.

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