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Doctor insights on: Borax Soap

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Is boron chelate the same as borax?

Is boron chelate the same as borax?

Boron chelate...: Boron chelate is not at all similar to borax. Boron is a metal, chealted so as to be better absorbed by the body. It is an important element in preventing osteoporosis. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen if you sniff borax?

How much?: Here is the MSDS: http://www.anvilfire.com/21centbs/material/33850-usborax-borax.pdf

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Are DIY laundry detergent recipes containing borax truly a safer alternative as 'they' say? I would like to try it for my child's sensitive skin.

Are DIY laundry detergent recipes containing borax truly a safer alternative as 'they' say? I would like to try it for my child's sensitive skin.

It depends.: The basic ingredients of laundry detergent are washing soda, Borax and soap. Most studies show borax is safe for mammals including people, even tho it's deadly to many insects. Like any household cleaner, homemade detergent and its ingredients MUST BE KEPT AWAY FROM CHILDREN. My recommendation is to purchase detergents that have only these ingredients and spend the time you save with family. ...Read more

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Is borax safe to bathe in for scabies?

Is borax safe to bathe in for scabies?

Almost certainly but: As is often the case with natural remedies, no formal research has been done on the safety of bathing with borax but as best as i can tell it appears to be quite safe when use this way. See http://www.Crunchybetty.Com/getting-to-the-bottom-of-borax-is-it-safe-or-not for many detailed discussions by those who have tried borax baths see http://www.Earthclinic.Com/remedies/borax_questions.Html. ...Read more

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Good idea to use borax bath to cure scabies?

Good idea to use borax bath to cure scabies?

Not familiar with: Use of borax as a tx. If you have scabies it can require a fair effort to get rid of it. First, you and all the members of your household will need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, and crotamiton. ...Read more

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I am using an emollient cream with borax for my 4yrs old son with mild infantile eczema.Is it harmful if used regularly?

I am using an emollient cream with borax for my 4yrs old son with mild infantile eczema.Is it harmful if used regularly?

Suggestions: For the management of his eczema, identifying triggers which cause flare ups is important. Avoiding the triggers will help to manage his eczema. Using white dove soap, clear detergent, and moisturizers are important as well. In addition, his management may include topical hydrocortisone 1% lotion for flare ups. ...Read more

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What is a SOAP note?

What is a SOAP note?

Medical Note: S= subjective, O = Objective, A = Assessment & T = Plan. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of lux soap?

Lux soap: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Savon soap is good for face?

Savon soap is good for face?

Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Is lava soap good for the face?

Is lava soap good for the face?

Sometimes: Lava soap has abrasive inclusions which can help remove deeply seated deposits on the skin. The face is a little delicate and may respond with reddening and tingling. Lava soap was designed mostly for use on the hands. But an occasional scrub with lava soap on the face should do not harm. ...Read more

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Irish spring soap good for women?

Irish spring soap good for women?

Very drying: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Why is triclosan in so many soaps?

Why is triclosan in so many soaps?

Antibacterial: Triclosan is in many soaps because it is an antibacterial, meaning it kills bacteria on contact. Importantly, triclosan does not kill viruses. Alcohol containing hand sanitizing gels will kill viruses more effectively than triclosan. ...Read more

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Can I use soap on my skin if mild?

Can I use soap on my skin if mild?

Yes: Skin cleansers with pH 6-7 are best. Ivory is 10. That is very caustic.You will like it if you have tough, greasy skin. Some "anti-bacterial" soaps are high ph. Soaps for dry or sensitive or elderly skin are made by dove, olay, eucerin, cereve, neutragena, and several others. "antibacterial" soaps are no better than others at reducing germs on skin. ...Read more