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Can yardley almond oatmeal soap be used for laundry soap?

Can yardley almond oatmeal soap be used for laundry soap?

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

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Ingredients: potato powder, potato starch, modified food starch, vegetable oil. Is it healthy?

Ingredients: potato powder, potato starch, modified food starch, vegetable oil. Is it healthy?

REALLY UNHEALTHY!!!: This is recipe for disaster. Potatoes are in the environmental working group's dirty dozen foods-they're high in pesticides if not organic & are readily converted to sugar so raise blood sugar, causing weight gain & increased risk of diabetes. Generic "vegetable oil" is almost certainly corn, soy or canola which are all gmo if not organic & very toxic, fried potatoes have carcinogenic acrylamides. ...Read more

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@what age can u switch laundry detergent from dreft (for babies) to a fragrance detergent?

@what age can u switch laundry detergent from dreft (for babies) to a fragrance detergent?

Good question: There is the possibility that the fragrance might cause allergic reaction in the infant. Thinking outside the box i would suggest that type of detergent not be used until the infant is a teenager and their immune system has had time to develop. ...Read more

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Can baby powder or baby corn starch catch on fire?

Can baby powder or baby corn starch catch on fire?

Yes: It is very unlikely and rare-but baby powder and corn starch are flammable. ...Read more

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Is dove unscented bar soap okay to wash hair with as well as ivory bar soap?

Is dove unscented bar soap okay to wash hair with as well as ivory bar soap?

No not a good idea: It is not a good idea as soap even dov can dry your scalp.Use a shampoo for your kind of hair oily or dry. ...Read more

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Is yardley london oatmeal and almond soap good?

Is yardley london oatmeal and almond soap good?

Sounds good: I like the smell of almond soup also. Oatmeal sounds healthy. Therefore they must be good and I do not see a medical problem with both of them. ...Read more

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Something about my laundry causes my skin to burn, particularly when I dry off with towels. I use ECOS laundry detergent, and avoid fabric softeners.

Something about my laundry causes my skin to burn, particularly when I dry off with towels. I use ECOS laundry detergent, and avoid fabric softeners.

Switch : I'd suggest switching your laundry detergent ... Try Dreft (it's actually baby detergent so it's hypoallergenic). Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Does tapioca starch contain low carbs?

Does tapioca starch contain low carbs?

No: 1/4 cup of tapioca starch contains 26 g of carbs and no fiber. This is even higher than white wheat flour with 24 g of carbs and ...Read more

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Is gluten free pasta ( maize starch, soy flour, potato starch and rice starch)with about 40 gm carbohydrates good for cholesterol ?

Is gluten free pasta ( maize starch, soy flour, potato starch  and rice starch)with about 40 gm carbohydrates good for cholesterol ?

Does not matter: Since 90% of the cholesterol is produced by the body regardless of your diet, the above would not noticeably affect your cholesterol level. Do note that too much carb may not be good for your health. I don't believe extreme diet does anyone any good. Just eat anything in moderation and exercise at least 3 hrs a week will likely keep you in better shape. ...Read more

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Could dawn dish soap burn your hands?

Could dawn dish soap burn your hands?

Unlikely: but the hot water that it is in might. ...Read more

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Wheat chex cereal complex carbs or simple?

Both: complex carbs in chex are listed as carbs and the simple ones are listed as sugars. The total carbs minus the simple sugars leaves you with the amount of complex carbs. ...Read more

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Contact dermatitis from clothes washed in machine contains nickel?

Contact dermatitis from clothes washed in machine contains nickel?

Contact dermatitis: I think your question is if clothes washed in a laundry machine could be contaminated with nickel? If this is your question then no, it is unlikely that machine would seep nickel into clothes. Try changing to fragrant-free, dye-free detergent to see if this helps. See an allergist to exam rash and provide further treatment and evaluation. Patch testing helpful to determine sensitivities. ...Read more

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Deodorant containing sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), corn starch, sustainable palm oil from non-peatlands, tea tree oil be safe for pregnancy?

Deodorant containing sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), corn starch, sustainable palm oil from non-peatlands, tea tree oil be safe for pregnancy?

If u can get: It over the counter it's unlikely to cause miscarriages or birth defects. The amount required to enter your blood stream and get to the baby would have to be high, likely. It should e fine, i'm not aware of any issues. ...Read more

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Iam gluten free gaining weight why if i avoid all bread items i eat chicken beans beef along side salad no dressing rice or corn cereal fruits?

Iam gluten free gaining weight why if i avoid all bread items i eat chicken beans beef along side salad no dressing rice or corn cereal fruits?

Gaining weight: That's great that you are not consuming a lot of carbs and are watching your diet. You also need to look at the overall quantity (and calories) of what you are eating as well. Are you exercising too? Without physical activity (cardio), it is hard to lose weight. You have to burn more calories than you are consuming. You might be doing this already and have another reason for weight gain. ...Read more

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What laundry detergent can you use for baby cloths besides dreft?

What laundry detergent can you use for baby cloths besides dreft?

Any that don't react: Any detergent can be used as long as your baby does not react with a rash to it. ...Read more

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8 wk old milk/soy protein allergy -on neocate, &allergic to rice. Showed similar reaction to nutra that contained rice/corn starch-allergic to starch?

8 wk old milk/soy protein allergy -on neocate, &allergic to rice. Showed similar reaction to nutra that contained rice/corn starch-allergic to starch?

Milk Allergy: Allergies are due to a reaction to protein. Corn is a starch or carbohydrate. If you infant reacted to nutra, it would not be from reacting to the starch. I assume the reaction was either eczema or bloody stools, not gas or a change in stools. If the reaction was not eczema or bloody stools, your baby may be intolerant and not allergic. ...Read more

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Organic, unscented detergent causes dermatitis in our house. Tide does not. Any idea what ingredient could be the culprit?

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Organic,  unscented detergent causes dermatitis in our house.   Tide does not.  Any idea what ingredient could be the culprit?

Do your homework: This is something you will need to look up yourself. Compare the ingredients in the detergents and try to find out what tide did not have that the others did. ...Read more

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Are all soaps, bath soap, beauty soap,etc., to be anti-bacterial?

Are all soaps, bath soap, beauty soap,etc., to be anti-bacterial?

No: some just carry away dirt/ grease/grime - they are hydrophilic ...Read more