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Body Wash For Eczema
I'm not sure: Generally, it is important to keep your skin from getting too dry. A moisturizing soap is best to use and, after a shower, you should use a good moisturizing product (an emollient). Thick creams like eucerin or cetaphil are better than lotions, and even using heavy ointments like petrolatum or aquaphor at bedtime is often advised. Your doctor can prescribe other drugs (like steroids) if needed. ...Read more
What's the best shampoo for eczema? I currently use Dove Unscented Body Wash. I have Dermarest Psoriasis shampoo.
Vanicream: Gentle cleansing washes/shampoos in the sensitive skin formulation include: Vanicream, Cetaphil, or Cerave. Avoid harsh and drying cleansers, such as Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Make sure to take short, lukewarm showers, pat away excess water and immediately apply moisturizer/sealer. ...Read more
What I Recommend: Neutrogena body clear body wash twice daily. After wash, alternate neutrogena body clear body spray with a 10% Alpha hydroxy acid moisturizer (acne.Org has a good one). Good hygiene is also important, so make sure you shower and change clothes right away after a work-out. The degree of body acne can vary, if its irritated or severe you may need to see a doctor for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eczema: First 3 rules: gentle, gentle, gentle. Avoid drying or irritating products--ones that contain salicylic or glycolic acid. Many good ones on market: dove bar, cetaphil, neutrogena gentle, purpose, basis, aveeno, (oatmeal) cerave. Your dermatologist's office may have samples you could try before you go buy a full retail size. ...Read more
Is it okay to wash my scalp with Dove Unscented Body Wash or the dove bar soap? Shampoo's make me itchy.
How to treat seborrhoeic dermatitis of 2 y old besides steroid ointment and t-gel shampoo for scalp itching? Special moisturizing shampoo? Itches hard
Yes: Yes ... Aloe Vesta is a great product that is often used in the hospital for those with very sensitive skin. Hope that helps & good luck! ...Read more
Leave it alone: Baby acne is triggered by babies high level of maternal hormone levels that sustained the pregnancy. Clamping the cord cuts off new hormone input, but leaving the wet spa of pregnancy puts baby in contact with skin irritants & germs.At 6 wks this is peaking & worrisome. Leave it alone.Bathe with normal soaps & let it fade over time.Lotions attract dust & sour leading to more washing & dryer skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Face wash: Yes neutrogena is a good face wash for a teenager. ...Read more
Eczema: My personal favorite body wash is made my olay and is very moisturizing. You should follow that with cetaphil or cerave cream as your daily moisturizer. This combination works very well to keep the skin moisturized but may not be enough to clear up an eczema flare. For that, you may need some steroid cream, either otc or prescription. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi doctors. Is oatmeal soap suitable for oily face? Which is effective oatmeal soap, acne soap or cetaphil for oily face?
YMMV.: Between the many recommended cleansers, your individual response is what determines which one works best for you. ...Read more
I don't currently have atopic dermatitis. Is that safe to use the new restoraderm body wash for my dry flakey skin?
Should be fine: The restoraderm products should be fine for anyone based on the product descriptions. They will tend to be mild to the skin and not likely to irritate. ...Read more
Which is best antifungal cream or spray for seborrheic dermatitis on scalp to leave over night ??
Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo is: the best to use in this situation, and nizoral (ketoconazole) cream for daily. I'm not sure what it is called in the UK but Google Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo and you should have a similar product there. Good luck and thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pruritus: The sensation of pruritus may become so severe that it may feel as if you need to constantly scratch to seek relief. There are dozens of conditions that can cause pruritus: medications, anemia, thyroid disease, liver disease, kidney disease, allergies, eczema, infections and infestation. Before you try treatment find the cause of your pruritus. ...Read more
What is the best soap for me. I've oily skin, pimples, redspot & darkspot on my face. What soap? Is it cetaphil, acne soap, kojic or oatmeal soap?
You can always try..: Cetaphil oil control soap, if that doesn't work try a brand called "boots" this can be found at target. If that doesn't work contact me again and i will recommend stronger washes :]. ...Read more
My whole body is itchy- legs, arms, trunk, face. Could it be the body wash I'm using (suave) or the laundry detergent (tide)?
Possibly: Contact allergies can occur when an allergen is in contact with the skin. Body washes, detergents, perfumes/colognes, cosmetics, metals, etc., can all cause contact reactions. The requirement is that the allergen must be in direct contact with the skin. It is rare for these allergies to affect the entire body. In your case, I'm more concerned about an underlying virus or environmental allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is amlactin 12% moisturizing lotion good for helping to treat keratosis pilaris in the cheeks, arms, thighs?
Yes: It can be very bothersome. Good luck. ...Read more
Can daily use of ketoconazole 2% shampoo as a body wash reduce in strength during long term use as a body wash for tinea versicolor ?
It's possible: I like for people to alternate therapies- letting them sit on the skin for 5 minutes or so in order to allow the medicated wash to take effect. Some over the counter remedies include selsun shampoo and ketoconazole. Oral medications can be used, but there is a risk of liver damage with those. ...Read more
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