Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community


    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up


All communities will be placed in read-only mode (you will be able to see and search for posts but not start or reply to discussions) as we conduct maintenance. We will make another announcement when posting is re-opened. Thank you for your continued support and patience, and if you have any further questions, please email

Yours in health,
WebMD Community Management

Includes Expert Content
Reducing Cellulite, what works and what doesn't
emiemers posted:
Do Body Wraps Reduce Cellulite?An "herbal wrap" often contains honey, eucalyptus, clay, butter, chocolate and or rosemary. These attemps to lose cellulite are providing an ever popular option for spas.

Typically the spa will start you off with a body scrub and then a shower to remove the oils or scents used. You are then taken to a dimly lit massage type room, with relaxing noises or music in the background. They may have you lay on a warmed massage table covered in the plastic they will use to wrap you, and followed by towels or a thermal blanket to keep you warm.

You are then wrapped mummy style, with your arms by your sides in the herbal preparation followed by the warm towels or electric blankets. You'll stay this way for about 30 minutes, typically long enough for you to develop a bit of a sweat.

Your body is then cooled down slowly, and the layers are peeled off. With this newly exfoliated skin and pores that are now wide open, a lotion is typically applied so really soak in the moisturizing benefits.
What you will have is plump, smooth feeling skin. But you will also still have cellulite. These body wraps may improve the appearance of your skin for a couple of days, but you are not losing cellulite nor sucking out fat.

So if you are looking for a relaxing moisturizing experience, this is 85 dollars well spent. Just don't expect to detoxify your body, slim down, or lose cellulite.
Was this Helpful?
1 of 1 found this helpful
Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP responded:
Hi and thanks for your posting. Cellulite is simply your external or subcutaneous skin attaching to the fat underneath and then being pulled down by gravity resulting in the dimpling. Part of this is genetic and the other is how much fat you're carrying on your body. The only effective treatment is to burn the fat through cardio and weight lifting and to rein in your calories with a balanced diet.

I love herbal wraps. They feel good and are very relaxing and leave your skin smooth as silk. They do not, however, yield any sustainable changes in your sagging fat.

Dr Peeke

Helpful Tips

How to Decrease Your AppetiteExpert
Let's say you've already had a healthy balanced meal so that you're not hungry (hunger is a physical phenomenon and tells the body "I ... More
Was this Helpful?
290 of 357 found this helpful

Expert Blog

Everyday Fitness - Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP

Achieve a better mind-body balance and live a healthier life with tips from wellness expert Dr. Pamela Peeke...Read More

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.