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Old 10-14-2010, 03:31 PM   #1
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the advil mask??

So to actually answer your question, YES.

Ibuprofen "Advil" is preferable for this application.


They are both anti-inflammatory, meaning they both inhibit the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX1-COX2) as their mechanism of action. The inflammation is what makes pimples red and irritated.



However:

Ibuprofen is absorbed through the skin...aspirin is NOT

Unlike aspirin, which breaks down in solution, ibuprofen is stable, and thus ibuprofen can be available in topical gel form which is absorbed through the skin

In fact, Ibuprofen is sometimes used for the treatment of acne, because of its anti-inflammatory properties and has been sold in Japan in topical form for adult acne

aspirin is less effective at treating acute skin irritation

aspirin works well for dull, throbbing pain; it is ineffective for pain caused by acute skin irritation.

The concentration of ibuprofen absorbed by the skin will work much better than aspirin.

The maximum dose of aspirin (1 g) provides weaker pain relief than an intermediate dose of ibuprofen (400 mg), and this relief does not last as long.

ibuprofen has the best risk-benefit ratio

I would not use Aspirin it will irritate the skin and it will not even be absorbed

 
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