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Baby Wipes Or Soap
Yes: Baby wipes are generally safe for skin and genital contact for adults as well as children. Double check the ingredient list and don't use if you have allergies to the ingredients. Be aware that baby wipes will NOT prevent or cure infections - if you have pain, itching, or a rash on your penis, have it evaluated by a medical provider. ...Read more
Is it okay to wash my scalp with Dove Unscented Body Wash or the dove bar soap? Shampoo's make me itchy.
Not directly: Yeast from the stool will readily move into and establish an infection on irritated skin. If the preservatives or chemicals in the wipe aggravate an existing irritated area, it might allow yeast to take hold. Home made wipes using baby oil and paper towels can avoid this when used on irritated skin. ...Read more
No not a good idea: It is not a good idea as soap even dov can dry your scalp.Use a shampoo for your kind of hair oily or dry. ...Read more
A good option: Although there are several products on the market to clean eyelids, dilute baby shampoo on a wash cloth is one of the safest methods to use. First, have an eye doctor determine if you have blepharitis (inflammation and/or infection of the lids), then try gently rubbing the lids for about 1 minute with a wet washcloth that has baby shampoo on it. If the eyes remain or become more irritated, go back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: baby wipes are mild soap containing products that usually wipe feces off skin without causing irritation; unless the wipes say they kill bacteria, they usually do not. disinfectant wipes usually read "do not use on skin" but they kill bacteria. washing hands and giving clean food is all the baby needs. Do not fear salmonella or listeria in normal food products. ...Read more
Yardley products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
Is it safe to use Johnson and Johnson baby products like body wash and shampoo for newborn babies considering they have fragrances?
Safe vs advised: Many of these products survive over the years because adults project their personal interest in pleasant smells or fragrances on to the baby.We have no way of knowing if the baby can appreciate the fragrance or not, but you can count on many smaller infants becoming congested from their use.If you can smell it,tiny noses get congested from it. I advise fragrance free only. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Not at all. Water and pee should not be used to moisturize the dried wipes. ...Read more
Soap: Regular soaps attach to oils that germs cling to. Hydrophilic/ hydrophobic. This allows the oil and germ to be flushed away with water. If you use only water - you would have to rely on rubbing motion to remove the germs that are flushed with water. ...Read more
Which is better to clean the eyelids with? Ocusoft Plus or diluted Johnson's Baby Shampoo? Thank you.
Clean Eyelids: Depends on skin type, if you have Demodex or any type of blepharitis. Most patients do well with dilute baby shampoo. Some patient's skin dries out easily with diluted baby shampoo and prefer Ocusoft or Avenova spray (Rx needed). If you have Demodex blepharitis, diluted Tea Tree oil (diluted 50%) works best scrubbing eyelids while closed & washing off after 1minute. See [email protected] ...Read more
Wash: Dove is considered one of the more milder soaps. Soaps are always more drying in general compared to non soap cleansers such as cetaphil or cereve cleansers which are a benefit to those with sensitive skin. ...Read more
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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