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Antibacterial Body Soap
Itching: Best to use only mild unscented body wash. Antibacterials can be harsh. Take care! ...Read more
Use your own: If you are concerned either use your own soap or use a liquid soap instead of bar soap. ...Read more
Yes: Absolutely, it is recommended for adults with very sensitive skin, being hypoallergenic. ...Read more
Soap: Antibacterial soap = antimicrobial soap = antiseptic soap ...Read more
Depends: Use of an antibacterial soap only for the specific purpose of decreasing bacteria in the skin pre op or post op or wound care-chlorhexidine is best for that(not near eyes mouth perianal or genital area) and used only in the areas directed.. Otherwise antibacterial soaps (ie lever) have little purpose other than to dry the skin. ...Read more
Overall body itching for 1 week - nothing has changed for me (diet, soaps) that im aware of...Help!
Autoimmune: Check with your doctor to run some tests to see if you have an autoimmune disorder. Do you have a rash with the itching or solely body itching? Could also be due to liver problems so your doctor may want to check your liver enzymes. Sounds painful, see a doctor to get an answer! ...Read more
If I have been bitten by a dog, the wound could be infective for people around me after 4 hours, even if I washed it with antibacterial soap?
I've switched to ivory soap for my body but I use summer eve vaginal wash. Can I use soap and summer eve together to fully clean my vaginal area?
Do not douche!: Despite all the ads and what you might have heard from friends or family, vaginal douching ("vaginal wash") is unhealthy. It often destroys normal vaginal bacteria, increasing the risk of infections, sometimes serious. And douching is unnecessary for vaginal hygiene. Just wash your genital area (outside) with soap and water when you shower or bathe. Leave the inside alone! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Not very lubricating, in fact may be drying so depends upon how much lubrication is needed. ...Read more
No: You should not be using soap in or on your vagina. Soap is for skin, not mucous membranes. ...Read more
Septic systems: Per Cornell University Cooperative Extension: “Don’t flush antibiotics, other prescription drugs, or over-the-counter medicines into the septic system.” "Moderate use of household cleaners, disinfectants, detergents, or bleaches will do little harm to the septic system itself, though it may impact the environment beyond your drainfield." See: http://waterquality.cce.cornell.edu/septic/archive/C ...Read more