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Is my skin being hypersensitive to hypoallergenic soaps if I get a rash?

Is my skin being hypersensitive to hypoallergenic soaps if I get a rash?

Possible.: Hypoallergenic soaps are a rare cause of rashes, but it does happen occasionally. There are so many other possibilities, however, that you should let a dermatologist examine you. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Can there be any kind of bubble bath soap that won't affect rashes or sensitive skin?

Can there be any kind of bubble bath soap that won't affect rashes or sensitive skin?

No: Sitting in a bathtub with bubble bath soap is about the worst trigger for that sort of problem. Use a shower drink lots of water and hydrate your skin. Baths dry it out and the bubble bath is an irritant. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin, mostly my legs, arms and back. I haven't changed anything from my soap, sheets, or used any new lotions. No rashes however. ?

I have itchy skin, mostly my legs, arms and back. I haven't changed anything from my soap, sheets, or used any new lotions. No rashes however. ?

Xerosis - dry skin: Dry skin is common in people living in northern climates where home heating during the winter results in very low relative humidity. Interventions that may improve xerosis and related pruritus include: ?Use mild cleansers – Use Dove, not Dial. ?Routine use of skin moisturizers – Vaseline and lotions w/ humectants such as glycerin, lactic acid, or urea. ?Avoid hot showers. ?Use a humidifier ...Read more

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Is my skin being hypersensitive if rash with fragrance?

Maybe: First avoid all fragrance. Then test to individual fragrance by applying test spot behind ear and observe reaction for 1 day. This will help avoid sensitizing chemicals. ...Read more

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Tried a new soap now skin feels like its been scrubbed with mint Very painful. No rash. Is this reaction or no. Should i go to e.r?

Tried a new soap now skin feels like its  been  scrubbed with mint
 Very painful. No rash. Is this reaction or no. Should i go to e.r?

Reaction: Sounds like you are irritated to the soap. Good you do not have a rash and not having breathing problems. Try taking a shower, but no soap. Also you may find oatmeal bath or Aveeno bath helpful ...Read more

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What would cause a skin rash? It does not itch, but is spreading. I don't recall using any new soaps, lotions, detergents, medicines, etc.

What would cause a skin rash? It does not itch, but is spreading. I don't recall using any new soaps, lotions, detergents, medicines, etc.

Too many things: Too many possibilities to answer here in such short space. As you said, you haven't had any contact with things that could be a cause so you should get the rash looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more