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Specific antibacterial soap i can use for my itching body? I already use bioderm and safeguard.

Specific antibacterial soap i can use for my itching body? I already use bioderm and safeguard.

Itching: Best to use only mild unscented body wash. Antibacterials can be harsh. Take care! ...Read more

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Should I use regular or antibacterial soap?

Should I use regular or antibacterial soap?

Your preference: A regular soap is most often adequate for cleanliness and personal hygiene, and then use an anti-bacterial hand soap for hand washing, especially after using the bathroom. ...Read more

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Is it good to use colored body soaps and toilet soaps?

Is it good to use colored body soaps and toilet soaps?

Soaps: If you don't have an allergic reaction or intolerance to these types of soap, the coloring agents in them should be harmless. ...Read more

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Do all brands of bar soaps have antibacterial properties?

Do all brands of bar soaps have antibacterial properties?

No: Antibacterial soaps contain antibiotics. Regular soaps can help remove the oil that germs cling to from the skin or other surface so that it can be flushed away with water. ...Read more

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Is antibacterial soap healthierand safer to use than regular soap?

Is antibacterial soap healthierand safer  to use than regular soap?

Regular is fine: Regular soap kills bacteria too. For normal use, it's all you need. ...Read more

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Share body soap with other but some people say that's not hygienic is that true?

Use your own: If you are concerned either use your own soap or use a liquid soap instead of bar soap. ...Read more

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Can an adult can use johnson baby soap bar for whole body?

Can an adult can use johnson baby soap bar for whole body?

Yes: Absolutely, it is recommended for adults with very sensitive skin, being hypoallergenic. ...Read more

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Is it generally no issue if I use one antibacterial soap on my skin then use a different soap?

Is it generally no issue if I use one antibacterial soap on my skin then use a different soap?

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

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Overall body itching for 1 week - nothing has changed for me (diet, soaps) that im aware of...Help!

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

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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 more

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Is it okay to use antibacterial liquid soap as lube?

Depends: Not very lubricating, in fact may be drying so depends upon how much lubrication is needed. ...Read more

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Would shampoo be a good substitute for antibacterial soap?

Hibiclens/PhisoHex: I use hibiclens/chlorhexadene or phisohex/hexachlorophene as a shampoo and soap for patients who are staphylococcus aureus carriers. ...Read more

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Is cetaphil antibacterial soap okay for your vagina?

Is cetaphil antibacterial soap okay for your vagina?

No: You should not be using soap in or on your vagina. Soap is for skin, not mucous membranes. ...Read more

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Can antibacteria soap harm my septic system?

Can antibacteria soap harm my septic system?

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

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Can you recommend the best body soap for eczema?

Can you recommend the best body soap for eczema?

Eczema soap: The most popular in the U.S. Is cetaphil. Cerave is a close second. Dove is the best routine soap. Using less soap can often be a great answer. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a good soap to eliminate body odor?

Docs, what's a good soap to eliminate body odor?

Any soap: will do. Use one with an antibacterial ingredient. Also use antiperspirant. ...Read more