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Doctor insights on: Avoid Over Washing And Harsh Soaps

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I have pompholyx on both my palms. I was advised to avoid soaps and use shampoo instead when washing hands. Just wondering why it might be beneficial.

I have pompholyx on both my palms. I was advised to avoid soaps and use shampoo instead when washing hands. Just wondering why it might be beneficial.

Not beneficial: Antihistamine also not beneficial. See a dermatologist (or a different derm). You will have better luck with a potent topical steroid. This is safe ; usually helps, but no cure. You are not likely to discover a cause or a cure, but it is likely to sibside in time. ...Read more

Washing (Definition)

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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Is dettol soap dangerous for washing varginal area?

Concerns: Dettol liquid antiseptic/ disinfectant could cause changes in vaginal flora and ph. Usually soap ; disinfectants are not needed inside the vagina. ...Read more

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What should I use for my oily skin ... I use st.Eves facial scrub ..Is it effective is washing my face with regular soap ..Good?

What should I use for my oily skin ... I use st.Eves facial scrub ..Is it effective is washing my face with regular soap ..Good?

Scrub exfoliates : Scrubs exfoliate the skin and do little to improve oily skin. Retinoids are more effective for diminishing oil gland output. Otc preparations are usually known as retinols. Prescription strength comes as topical tretinoin (retin a) or oral accutane. I generally prefer basic facial soaps such as cetaphil, basis, dove, or aveeno, (oatmeal) followed by a non comedogenic moisturizer with zinc/titanium dioxide. ...Read more

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Should I clean cellulitis area with alcohol pads? What kind of soap do I use when washing it?

Should I clean cellulitis area with alcohol pads? What kind of soap do I use when washing it?

Just soap and water: The best way to clean the area is a mild soap like Dove or Ivory and water. Alcohol may dry the skin. ...Read more

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My 5 weeks old son accidentally swallowed baby soap during washing. Is it very harmful? I am very stressed

My 5 weeks old son accidentally swallowed baby soap during washing. Is it very harmful? I am very stressed

See remark: You mean swallowed soap bubbles and not a small bar of soap ????? nothing to worry about.Feed him whatever you are giving him with fluids.I was once told it may cause more loose bowel movement ... If in doubt,please call your pediatrician....... From what I see you have ,,take care of yourself young lady ...Read more

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My hair is dry and static when i comb it. How many days til it regulates itself back to normal after washing it with bar soap?

Soap: Will make your scalp even dries and rob of some of the natural oils. Your hair dies out. When encountering friction and in dry weather conditions (winter) you are creating static. Hence, take measures to humidify your scalp and no alcohol shampoos. ...Read more

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Will acne soap face washing help?

Will acne soap face washing help?

Acne Treatment: Acne face soap is the least effective way to control acne. ...Read more