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   Astrigents   Astringent   An astringent   –  is a chemical compound that tends to shrink or constrict  body tissues,  usually locally after topical  medicinal application. The word astringent― –  meaning to bind fast .  Two common examples are calamine lotion  and  witch hazel .   Astringent  Externally applied astringents, which cause mild coagulation of skin proteins , dry, harden, and protect the skin .   Acne  sufferers are often advised to use astringents if they have oily skin.    Mild astringent solutions are used in the relief of minor skin irritations such as those resulting from superficial cuts, allergies, insect   bites, or fungal infections such as athlete's foot .   Astringent   Astringent medicines cause shrinkage of mucous membranes  or exposed tissues and are often used internally to check discharge of  blood serum  or mucous secretions. This can happen with a sore throat, hemorrhages, diarrhea , or with peptic ulcers.
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