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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.
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I eat soap and wanted to know what risks im taking I love the taste and I've been doing it 4 a long time now?
Depends on amount: Soap is not designed to be eaten but does dissolve in wet locations, so likely will cause bodily damage, depending on the amount eaten per day, the duration of the habit, and the type of chemicals in the soap. The eating of non-food items is not "normal", so should be evaluated by a primary care doctor. Referral to a psychologist or psychiatrist may help, if one is unable to stop eating objects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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