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Is cleaning atopic dermatitis skin with hot wet towel okay/safe?

Is cleaning atopic dermatitis skin with hot wet towel okay/safe?

Maybe: Hot can mean different things to different people. Hot could also burn and aggravate any existing skin problem. I prefer the idea of warm, with the temperature comfortable to your skin when you test it. ...Read more

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Miliaria (Definition)

A skin rash characterized by redness, little bumps, burning or itching, due to the trapping of leaked sweat underneath the skin surface because of blockage ...Read more


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Can yeast infections from damp bathing suits?

Can yeast infections from damp bathing suits?

It can contribute: Yes, change out of your wet bathing suit when you get out of the water. ...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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Other than infant sunscreen & lotion, shade hats, & cool clothing, what can I bring to protect from sun burn?

Other than infant sunscreen & lotion, shade hats, & cool clothing, what can I bring to protect from sun burn?

Sunburn prevention: Don't forget sunglasses, and to avoid exposure between 10AM-4PM. Umbrellas help, too. Remember the shade moves with the sun, especially if a child is in a shaded stroller. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sunburn/basics/prevention/con-20031065 ...Read more

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Tumble dryer or dehumidifier to dry clothes for someone prone to skin allergies?

Tumble dryer or dehumidifier to dry clothes for someone prone to skin allergies?

Skin allergy: Tumble drying is a good idea if you have a dust mite allergy, as is washing bedding in hot water weekly. If you have sensitive skin, i would avoid harsh heavily scented detergents, use a second rinse cycle to get detergent off clothes, and abstain from the use of dryer sheets. Use of a dehumidifier again may help with mold or dust mite growth in the home . The target for humidity is about 40-45%. ...Read more

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Does clindamycin lotion bleach clothing or towels?

Does clindamycin lotion bleach clothing or towels?

Clindamycin and blea: Not that I am aware of but you should look at package insert on the medication ...Read more

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Is it ok to plastic wrap a rash (eg PUPPP) after applying flaxseed oil, eg legs, arms?

Is it ok to plastic wrap a rash (eg PUPPP) after applying flaxseed oil, eg legs, arms?

Probably ok: I am not sure it will be affective. PUPPP aka pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy is the most common dermatosis of pregnancy. Incidence 1/160 to 1/300 pregnancies. Presents as erythematous (red) papules within abdominal striae sparring umbilicus. Itchy. Treatment goal is relief to symptoms. Low mid potency topical corticosteroids and or nonsedating antihistamines. Baby ok. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps from latex in panties at elastic ?

Itchy bumps from latex in panties at elastic ?

Latex allergy ?: Latex allergy is very common and elastic bands can be a problem. Try to avoid that material that contains latex or rubber-related material. ...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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Ive oily skin bt oily skin product does not suit me&create irritations.Its summers in india n I use dove bt results2oily.Which fac wash & moisture2use?

Ive oily skin bt oily skin product does not suit me&create irritations.Its summers in india n I use dove bt results2oily.Which fac wash & moisture2use?

Find a wash with: hydroxy acids to reduce oiliness. Moisturizers that a serum based so less greasy and with vitamin B to help acne. I like hyalis from neocutis ...Read more

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Skin susceptible to bites from small insects and dust mites?

Skin susceptible to bites from small insects and dust mites?

Interesting: Never heard that the skin would be susceptible to insect bites more than someone else's unless the smell of the skin- soaps, colognes, perfumes, etc. maybe attracts the bugs more. You might try not wearing anything that has a fragrance to it- even washing clothes in fragrance free detergent and dryer sheets. ...Read more

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Does ringworm prefer dry or moist skin?

Does ringworm prefer dry or moist skin?

Warm, moist: Most ringworm infections occur in warm, damp areas (feet, groin, underarms), so we recommend that people who are prone to them keep those areas as cool and dry as possible with frequent cleansing, drying powders, etc. ...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