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Topical astringents

What are Topical astringents?

Topical astringents are agents that cause skin cells or mucus membranes to contract or shrink, by precipitating proteins from their surface. When applied topically they dry, harden and protect the skin. They reduce bleeding from minor abrasions and are used to relieve skin irritations resulting from minor cuts, allergies, eczema, stretch marks, insect bites and so on. Topical astringents can be used in throat lozenges, mouthwash, creams, lotions, etc.

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Hygenic Cleansing Pad
Generic name: witch hazel
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Medi-Pad
Generic name: witch hazel
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Neutrogena Acne Drying Gel
Generic name: witch hazel
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Preparation H Medicated Wipes
Generic name: witch hazel
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Sayman Soap with Witch Hazel
Generic name: witch hazel
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Tucks
Generic name: witch hazel
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