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My skin is dry/itchy. Started using Aveeno (oatmeal) body wash/lotion. I have tiny dot pimples on my legs look like ingrown hairs, how to prevent?? Flakey skin

My skin is dry/itchy. Started using Aveeno (oatmeal) body wash/lotion. I have tiny dot pimples on my legs look like ingrown hairs, how to prevent?? Flakey skin

Dry skin/eczema: It's recommended to use plain white moisturizers two times a day, use less warm wate for bath or showers, use soaps or bath gel for sensitive skin ( better to go with in colored and non fragrant or non scented, also gently tapping skin to dry than rubbing with towel is also recommended. See your doctor or skin specialist if not improving, sooner if worse. ...Read more

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I have a vaginal yeast infection. I use Aveeno (oatmeal) Skin Relief body wash. My doctor says that's too strong. What's a good soap to use down there?

I have a vaginal yeast infection. I use Aveeno (oatmeal) Skin Relief body wash. My doctor says that's too strong. What's a good soap to use down there?

Dove, Caress & Ivory: Aveeno (oatmeal) body wash, like most soaps, find its' way into the vagina changing the pH and enhancing your yeast infection. Dove, Caress, and Ivory are mild and will not affect the pH of the vagina if used ONLY on the outside of your vagina on the skin.(vulva). ...Read more

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How can I tell if i had an allergic reaction to aveeno (oatmeal) face wash?

Face wash: It is most likely that aveeno (oatmeal) face wash is an irritant and causes skin rashes in your face. In order to tease this out, you need to come see an allergist. ...Read more

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Is it bad to put body lotion on the scalp if it's dry? Preferably aveeno (oatmeal).

Is it bad to put body lotion on the scalp if it's dry? Preferably aveeno (oatmeal).

Dry scalp: There is not a contraindication to put a gentle lotion as aveeno (oatmeal) on the scalp. However, it may not be cosmetically elegant. There are scalp oils that are more appropriate and that will have more hydrating properties. Try macademian oil , rosemary oil or argan oil formulations. The rosemary oil brand that i like is by weleda. ...Read more

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My whole body is itchy no matter what. I have used aveeno (oatmeal) lotion many times daily and i still itch everywhere. My skin is soft, not dry. Relief?


My whole body is itchy no matter what. I have used aveeno (oatmeal) lotion many times daily and i still itch everywhere. My skin is soft, not dry. Relief?

Many causes: Generalized itching(pruritis), in the absence of any visible abnormalities of the skin, can be due to occult(hidden) systemic illness such as malignancies and liver/biliary disorders.However, often times no definite cause is found. Anxiety, stress and psychiatric disorders can often cause itching. Medications can cause itching. For Advice for dealing with itching SEE: http://bit.ly/1u0iDFO ...Read more

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Would you recommend aveeno (oatmeal) products or tea trill skin line from the body shop for acne and oily skin?

Would you recommend aveeno (oatmeal) products or tea trill skin line from the body shop for acne and oily skin?

Your choice: Aveeno (oatmeal) has some pricey, relatively weak salicylic acid glamourized with soy for some reason. Tea tree as an oil that's an estrogen and has made guys grow breasts. How abut getting serious? If topical benzoyl peroxide (dirty-cheap) as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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Getting allergy testing done next week. Since coming off antihistamines I've noticed how extreeeemely itchy my scalp/body is. Using Aveeno (oatmeal) is helping.

Getting allergy testing done next week. Since coming off antihistamines I've noticed how extreeeemely itchy my scalp/body is. Using Aveeno (oatmeal) is helping.

Dry skin: If the allergy skin testing is solely for itching without any nasal , eye. or respiratory symptoms, I believe that the yield is quite low. Your response to Aveeno suggests that dry skin is likely the cause and would recommend that you apply the lotion <3 minutes after bathing (avoid scented soap as well) to see if this helps. ...Read more

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I have a huge tub of almactin alpha hydroxy lotion... Do you recommend this over Aveeno (oatmeal) body lotion? Very dry skin, chicken spots on legs, suggestions

I have a huge tub of almactin alpha hydroxy lotion... Do you recommend this over Aveeno (oatmeal) body lotion? Very dry skin, chicken spots on legs, suggestions

NO: There are several kinds of Aveeno (oatmeal). There are several products like Amlactin. Use the one[s] you like best. Determine by cost, availability, smell, and especially by feel. Generics are fine. ...Read more

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