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Irish Spring Bar Soap
Irish Spring is: Quite harsh and drying. We aren't supposed to endorse specific products or brand lines. But, look for ones that include moisturizers — some will say they are gentle on the label. ...Read more
I change my sheets one my bed and I use irish spring soap. My chest is getting red and itchy and i kind of have rashes. What can it be?
Sounds : Like topical allergic reaction to laundry or bath soap. It could be anything else, too, that comes in contact. If you have any systemic symptoms such as fever, fatigue, joint pains, etc, the rash could be a manifestation of a problem with your internal organs, so go see a doctor if rash persists or if you have any other symptom. ...Read more
I used irish spring aloe soap on my vagina and its itching and on fire I used it before i don't know what's wrong i have no infections got tested?
I shaved my pubic hair using an irish spring soap for easy shaving. I applied too much soap. Now I have reddish vagina and burns when I pee. Any cure?
Irish Spring: This is a particularly harsh soap which contains eucalyptus and menthol type ingredients. Chemical irritation will pass with time. Next time use ph balanced baby soap or shampoo. ...Read more
Options: If it is easy to identify the soap brand associated with the allergy, avoidance is the best option. However, soaps can have a lot of chemicals that can be sensitizers for contact dermatitis allergy such as wool alcohols, fragrances, Cl+Me- isothiazolinone, quaternium 15, diazolidinyl urea, and imidazolidinyl urea (GERMALL 115), to name a few. Patch testing with the TRUE test can help identify. ...Read more
Wash: Dove is considered one of the 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
None: All soaps work the same way, by dissolving salts and oils. Whether the soap is liquid or bar they do the same thing. ...Read more
Yes: Absolutely, it is recommended for adults with very sensitive skin, being hypoallergenic. ...Read more
Why would I have a sensitivity to bar soaps? Are there any ingredients I could try avoiding to see if that's the source of the issue?
Immune system : You could try unscented dove. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more
No: Antibacterial soaps contain antibiotics. Regular soaps can help remove the oil that germs cling to from the skin or other surface so that it can be flushed away with water. ...Read more
Acepxia soap is awesome and it's incredible to know its soo inexpensive.
This is my personal experience, and I do not have any financial interest in this product.
Good luck. ...Read more
OK: Yes, in general it is ok. Please do use a moisturizer after bathing. One without perfumes. The baby should also have sun protection/sunscreen when outside. If the baby has a skin condition, such as eczema, please talk to his doctor. ...Read more
Yes: The bite of the spider has a venom that causes tissue damage. ...Read more
I'm sensitive to a lot of things/products so I was wondering what's a good bar of soap to wash my scalp with?
Beauticians: Are often familiar with many products. The average person doesn't wash their hair with bar soap. Please consult with your esthetician ; /or your beautician for specific recommendations. Providers on healthtap have been asked not to make specific product endorsements. ...Read more
Why does my skin dry out if I use bar soap but it doesn't if I use something like old spice or axe shower gel?
High pH: Cleansers with a high ph (like many soaps) can strip skin of lipids and proteins, leading to dryness, irritation, redness, and, in some cases, even broken skin leading to infection. For this reason, I tend to avoid any cleansers with a high concentration of sodium bicarbonate (with a high ph), as well as most bar soaps. Gels typically contain ingredients that lock in moisture. ...Read more
I washed my hair with a bar of white dial soap. My hair is shedding more. Will this stop if I stop using a bar of soap?
Dial soap is too harsh and will coat your hair with soap scum. Get a moisturizing shampoo without SLS.
Condition your hair with a leave in conditioner. Visit your beautician, and if it does not stop see a dermatologist ...Read more
After I worked with lead in stained-glass is it safe to use the same bar of soap after use it to shower with minimal exposure to lead? Lead transfer?
Separate: Keep cleansers used to clean yourself after exposure to lead products separate from soap and cleaners used to cleanse your body. ...Read more
My bar soap had gunk on it after I cleaned my sink. I cleaned it off but used it to clean my makeup brushes. I already used them. Should i be worried?
Soap Protects: Believe it or not, regular bar soap, even the ones that don't say "antibacterial" are quite effective antimicrobials. Unless you have broken skin on your face, having a "dirty" bar of soap that has been used to clean your face or body will not hurt you. Your best course would be to pay attention to your skin over the next few days and report any breakouts or rashes to your doctor. ...Read more