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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.

List of Topical astringents:

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Drug Name Reviews Avg. Ratings
witch hazel topical (Pro)
1 review
aluminum sulfate / calcium acetate topical
1 review
aluminum acetate topical (Pro)
0 reviewsAdd rating
For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

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