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Which soap is good for bathing?

Which soap is good for bathing?

Which soap?: Usually a fragrance-free soap made for sensitive skin, like dove for sensitive skin, aveeno (oatmeal) soap or cetaphil bar do well for any type skin, particularly for dry skin that is easily irritated. Also avoid using washcloths or sponges. ...Read more

Bathing (Definition)

Anything dropped in a fluid filled compartment is said to be bathing. The most common is the human body in a tub, but you can bathe your arm or leg at certain times (and your pets). Food soaked in savory fluid is also said to be bathing (such as bathing rama ...Read more


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Is dial antibacterial bathing soap safe? I take 3 showers a day and use or excessively.

Is dial antibacterial bathing soap safe? I take 3 showers a day and use or excessively.

Dry skin: Dial was the first company to sell antibacterial soap in the us. It is a deodorant soap- it can be quite drying. I would be concerned that your skin would become overly drying if washing this often with this soap. ...Read more

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Hi dictor, am just wondering if I can use any of the soaps (QEI + or Clear nature soap) with my Airol 0.05%? Can I use any of them for bathing?

Hi dictor, am just wondering if I can use any of the soaps (QEI + or Clear nature soap) with my Airol 0.05%? Can I use any of them for bathing?

Yes: Airol 0.05% cream is generic tretinoin. Mild soaps can be used in bathing. I am not familiar with QEI or Clear. Dermatologists often recommend Cetaphil or Basis. Avoid any skin care products that can dry or irritate your skin including rough skin cleansers or products that contain alcohol. Be especially careful with cleansing the face, the area where most people apply tretinoins. ...Read more

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I have a problem, every time well all the time I finish bathing or come out from water my body iches so bad, I tried different soaps still don’t work. I scratch myself for over 15 min cause it’s really bad and uncomfortable?

I have a problem, every time well all the time I finish bathing or come out from water my body iches so bad, I tried different soaps still don’t work. I scratch myself for over 15 min cause it’s really bad and uncomfortable?

Itch after bath: Please see a dermatologist. Also include good fats and oils in your diet if ok w/your doctor. These include things like olive oil, coconut oil, and good quality marine fish oil. Avoid topical lotions that contain alcohol. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What kind of soap can u use for bathing after having a c section?

What kind of soap can u use for bathing after having a c section?

Any soap: Any kind of sub you like is fine. Clean your incision. A surgical incision should be very clean to promote good healing. ...Read more

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Is bathing soap a good thing to use on hairs for washing or hair should only be washed by shampoo and conditioner?

Is bathing soap a good thing to use on hairs for washing or hair should only be washed by shampoo and conditioner?

Soap ok: It's ok to wash your hair with soap as many people (especially men) still do. It is less a detergent than shampoo and therefore removes less oil from your hair. ...Read more

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Got scratched bathing a stray cat and bled. Am I at risk for rabies if I had already dipped it's paws in water appel cider vinegar and soap?

Got scratched bathing a stray cat and bled. Am I at risk for rabies if I had already dipped it's paws in water appel cider vinegar and soap?

Doubtful: rabies is usually related to a bite; however cats do lick their paws. More importantly is the possibility of skin infection. Please get seen and treated. Save the vinegar for salads. ...Read more

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Can getting soap in my genital area while bathing change urine ph?

Can getting soap in my genital area while bathing change urine ph?

Shouldn't: No it shouldn't. The ph of the urine is related to your bodys ph balance, dietary intake (esp of protein), and the way your kidneys filter the blood. ...Read more

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Are soap free cleansers effective against germs like bacteria, stap etc when used as a handwash or used when bathing?

Are soap free cleansers effective against germs like bacteria, stap etc when used as a handwash or used when bathing?

Soap: Does not kill bacteria. It loosens up the surface of the skin so the bacteria will wash away. If you are talking about liquid hand cleaners, they are ok when traveling out and about but old fashioned soap is still the best. Just rinse thoroughly so dirt and germs float away and don't obsess about it. We are all covered in germs, most of which are fine. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Best soap for bathing to get rid of scabies in India?

Best soap for bathing to get rid of scabies in India?

NONE: In India, or anywhere else, scabies is not dirt and cannot be washed off. Permethrin and/ or ivermectin are effective. ALL contacts should be treated at the same time. ...Read more

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Showering or bathing causes red rash and bumps on my shoulders, back and top of arms. Have tried using sensitive soaps but they seem worse.

Showering or bathing causes red rash and bumps on my shoulders, back and top of arms. Have tried using sensitive soaps but they seem worse.

Rash: R u taking shower with hot water? I guess what I'm referring to is--- rash of mastocytosis is triggered by hot water baths. Or is it that rash appears after cold water howlers too? In that cars you are allergic to certain chemicals in water in your area. Consult your md. ...Read more

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Is dove soap good for the skin? Better than other bath soaps?

Is dove soap good for the skin? Better than other bath soaps?

Pretty good: Dove is a good, relatively gentle soap. Cerave and cetaphil are other similarly gentle soaps. Dial is usually more drying, but does have greater anti-microbial action. ...Read more

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Can the bath soap I'm using cause a foul Oder/ pH balance to be off?

Can the bath soap I'm using cause a foul Oder/ pH balance to be off?

Yes: Best type of soap is basic dove soap without any extra additives. Other considerations are perfumes u may be using, creams. ...Read more

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Do you think you know what kind of disease I have? And it painful and I can't hardly bath myself because it burns. And I can't use good smelling soap.

Do you think you know what kind of disease I have? And it painful and I can't hardly bath myself because it burns. And I can't use good smelling soap.

It's not. ..: ...too much to go on. There are a wide range of disorders that can cause painful, burning skin. They range from primary skin disorders including psoriasis or contact dermatitis, to neuropathy (unpleasant nerve sensing/sensations), to blood vessel problems due to inadequate blood supply, & more. See a dermatologist for a complete review of your symptoms & diagnosis. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I have asked that which soap is good for bath and is chemical free?

There are no...: ...Chemical free soaps. Everything is chemicals. I think you are asking what soap is the least harmful. Most soaps cause no harm. Some are drying, so if you have dry skin use a moisturizing soap. Some have scents, so if you are annoyed by the smell, look for a soap that is scent free. There are many, many different kinds of soap to choose from. Personally, I like peppermint. ...Read more

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I used medsoap since 3 4 yrs. Recommend if any good soap for bath and is chemical free.?

Dove, Ivory: Dove and ivory are chemical free, to the best of my knowledge. Check the package label before purchasing. ...Read more

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Hai sir. Which one best for taking bath? Soap or shower jel.

Hai sir. Which one best for taking bath? Soap or shower jel.

Doesn't matter: It doesn't matter - it's your preference. As long as it doesn't dry your skin or cause a rash. ...Read more

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Can I take bath with soap in chickenpox its now 9 days I am suffering?

Can I take bath with soap in chickenpox its now 9 days I am suffering?

Domeboro solution: Is more soothing. It's sold in drugstores in packets of powder. Even though it says " astringent, " it soothes rather than burns. ...Read more

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Why does my 2 year old daughter eat lirsh spring soap when she takes a bath?

Why does my 2 year old daughter eat lirsh spring soap when she takes a bath?

Pica: Nutritional deficiencies. Some speculate that pica is your body's way of telling you that you are missing some important nutrient. Iron, calcium, zinc, and vitamins c ; d deficiencies have been found in people with pica.
Culture and family influences.
Stress. The desire to eat non-food substances may be a coping strategy for stress.
Underlying biochemical disorder. ...Read more

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On which day is ideal to bath a newborn? Mydaughter is now7days old, is it ok? Can we use soap?

On which day is ideal to bath a newborn? Mydaughter is now7days old, is it ok? Can we use soap?

NO ideal day: Baby this age does not need a bath every day...Every other day should beadequate and short sponge-baths should do, and you may use mild baby shampoo/soap...Very little is needed. Make sure you test the water on sensitive area of your skin...I.E. The inner forearm area to make sure it is not too hot/cold etc...
When in doubt, consult doc...Ask questions during baby visits.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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If my face soap fall in the floor during my bath, it will be contaminated? There's a way to clean without risks?

If my face soap fall in the floor during my bath, it will be contaminated? There's a way to clean without risks?

It's all dirty...: Germs are everywhere. If you are overly concerned about dropping the soap and it becoming contaminated I bet these types of things routinely cause you great stress and anxiety.

You should talk to your doctor about possible OCD. There are medicines and therapies that can help reduce stress in these situations.

http://www. Helpguide. Org/articles/anxiety/obssessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd. Htm ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with trichomonia. Can it be transmitted through bath water, tub or soap? I bathe with my baby recently & share bath with my Sister.

I was diagnosed with trichomonia. Can it be transmitted through bath water, tub or soap? I bathe with my baby recently & share bath with my Sister.

No risk, no worries: Trichomonas is only transmitted sexually, not through bath water, towels, etc. Also, soapy water instantaneously kills it. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use dove soap to bathe when using monistat7?

Is it safe to use dove soap to bathe when using monistat7?

Yes: Dove sensitive skin bar soap is fine to use with most skin conditions. Avoid fragranced soaps, lotions & wipes which can irritate the skin. ...Read more