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Can someone be allergic to body wash?

Can someone be allergic to body wash?

Body wash: A number of chemicals in body wash can cause allergic reactions, especially ones with fragrance. ...Read more

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As soon as possible after being exposed to poison oak or poison ivy, washing the skin and clothes well can help reduce exposure to the offending oil and the ...Read more


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Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.

Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.

Yes , it is possible: Although It is not common to get an allergic rash as a reaction to the body wash, but it is possible. She should be checked by her pediatrician to be sure that it is an allergic rash and not a something else. Changing the body wash in addition to use of a mild antihistaminic medicine would solve this problem ...Read more

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Does an allergic reaction to a body wash, soap or shower gel cause a yeast infection in your vagina?

Does an allergic reaction to a body wash, soap or shower gel cause a yeast infection in your vagina?

Possible: I definitely know people who have very sensitive genitalia to different chemicals including ones you just mentioned. Make sure you don't get those inside when you are showering. Try to use plain water. If you already have discharge/discomfort/symptoms, seek help, as you may need to have them treated. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to sulfur. Would this allergy mean I am allergic to sodium laureth sulfate found in body wash?

I have an allergy to sulfur. Would this allergy mean I am allergic to sodium laureth sulfate found in body wash?

Can you clarify: Can you please clarify your allergy. Sulfur is a molecule, sulfate is made up of sulfur and oxygen molecules, thus it is a different compound. Also, sulfa antibiotics such as sulfamethoxyzole can cause an allergic reaction in some people, and thus these people need to avoid sulfa based antibiotics, and not necessarily sulfur, or sulfate. ...Read more

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I recently had an allergic reaction on my vagina due to body wash. When will the itching and swelling stop?

Dermatitis: Soaps often cause irriation reactions in sensitive vaginal areas that can resolve in hours- few days.However they can also cause a contact dermatitis type reaction. These types of reactions can take a couple weeks to resolve. Depending on exact local of rash, your GYN may prescribe a low potency steroid cream to help resolve it faster. ...Read more

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After my period I use body wash gel on my vagina. And my vulva itchy. am I alergic on the body wash gel?

Irritant: It is more likely to be an irritant than an allergy though it may feel the same to you. Body wash should only be used on the skin and not mucous membranes like the vulva or vagina because it can change the natural pH and promote the growth of various microorganisms . You could also have a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Is jergens body wash good for eczsma?

I'm not sure: Generally, it is important to keep your skin from getting too dry. A moisturizing soap is best to use and, after a shower, you should use a good moisturizing product (an emollient). Thick creams like eucerin or cetaphil are better than lotions, and even using heavy ointments like petrolatum or aquaphor at bedtime is often advised. Your doctor can prescribe other drugs (like steroids) if needed. ...Read more