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Irish Spring Soap
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 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
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?
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
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
Consider infection: If this is a sudden problem, you may have infectious pink eye, and if it is mild you can wait a week or two to see if it goes away. If you have had the problem for a long time you may have chronic pink eye, which should be treated. With regard to cleaning it, a warm soak is often helpful to remove the deposits. A few drops of baby shampoo on a corner of a warm wash cloth works well. ...Read more
I used Irish spring body wash and I got a rash all over my body and it itches, what do you suggest I do?
Soap not the answer: Acne is a major chronic disease that in spite of what anybody may have told you is not the result of your diet or your poor hygiene. Topical benzoyl peroxide is the only thing you can buy yourself that can do much. Failing this, get with your physician. The oral contraceptive pill, a topical agent like clindamycin, or something stronger will be able to clear you -- depends on what's right for you. ...Read more
Scent: Jergens musk soap reportedly leaves the skin quite soft with a lingering musk scent. A number of companies make musk soap with a variety of ingredients (i.e. Goat milk). Scent and skin softness/ moisture are reported benefits. ...Read more
No.: PH will remain the same. Most of these soaps are designed to be pretty neutral with an excess of oil to lye ratio in the production. Castille soap has to sit for a long time to cure so there is very little unreacted lye. However lye is very basic and leaves the soap with a pH about 8. That's pretty normal for soaps. ...Read more
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
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
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
Not the inside: You should wash the vulva (the outside) with a gentle soap and warm water. But you should not wash inside or douche. The vagina has normal, healthy bacteria in it that keep the vagina clean and working normally. Washing with soap or douching with anything can change that for the worse. Then you are left with more discharge and problems than you started with. ...Read more