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

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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Will the oatmeal face wash method actually clear up my acne?

Will the oatmeal face wash method actually clear up my acne?

Not likely: Facial cleansers are helpful and form a part of the regimen for acne treatment. It is unlikely that it will clear acne by itself. You are best to see your dermatologist and get a professional treatment plan. ...Read more

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Aveeno (oatmeal) on dry face with acne ?

Aveeno (oatmeal) on dry face with acne ?

Better options exist: When you have acne, you do not want to dry out your face, as it leads to compensatory oil production. Gentle cleansing is best. A foaming or gel cleanser with therapeutic amounts of compounds like salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid or beta hydroxy acid. Stay away from scrubs or buff pads.. For thorough cleansing, use your cleanser with the clarisonic skin care brush. ...Read more

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Is aveeno (oatmeal) daily moisturizing lotion safe for my 3month old baby?Can it be applied on her face as well?Please advise me!!

Is aveeno (oatmeal) daily moisturizing lotion safe for my 3month old baby?Can it be applied on her face as well?Please advise me!!

Aveeno (oatmeal): moisturizing lotion is frequently used on infants with excessively dry skin/faces, and in those with atopic dermatitis/eczema. Cetaphil, Ceravue and Aquaphor are other commonly used products for this purpose. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis, and have a small rash on my face i recenly bought dove sensitive soap and lubriderm good or bad mixture? Or aveeno (oatmeal)?

I have psoriasis, and have a small rash on my face i recenly bought dove sensitive soap and lubriderm good or bad mixture? Or aveeno (oatmeal)?

Good brands: These are good brands made for dry sensitive skin. Use products that are hypoallergenic, fragrance-free. Some other brands include cetaphil, cerave, eucerin, vanos, neutrogena. ...Read more

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Docs, wanted to know if I can get rid of hives on my face by using aveeno oatmeal and caladryl clear?

Docs, wanted to know if I can get rid of hives on my face by using aveeno oatmeal and caladryl clear?

Unlikely: Hives are best treated by antihistamines taken by pill or liquid rather than topical (cream, ointment) treatment. Approved medications for treating hives are Zyrtec, Claritin and Allegra. They will provide relief without the usual side effect of drowsiness that comes with Benadryl (diphenhydramine). If hives persists beyond 6 weeks, see an allergist as newly approved treatments are available. ...Read more

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My skin on my face gets severely dry, red, & flakey, esp on my chin, under my eyebrows, & above upper lip. Any suggestions, besides aveeno (oatmeal) & aquaphor?

My skin on my face gets severely dry, red, & flakey, esp on my chin, under my eyebrows, & above upper lip. Any suggestions, besides aveeno (oatmeal) & aquaphor?

Dermatitis: It sounds like you have a condition called seborrhic dermatitis. It is caused by over active skin oil, glands in the areas you describe. Infrequent use of a cortisone cream your doctor can prescribed is the best way to keep it under control. Cortisone should not be used for more than a week or so at a time on the face. Consult with your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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