Doctor insights on:
Palmolive Bar Soap
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
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 more 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
Acepxia soap is awesome and its 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 a large number of 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
I prefer: Skin ceuticals....There are many wonderful cleansers for many different skin types. If you are looking over the counter type products, unscented neutrogena facial bar or liquid pump is very good for sensitive skin. A very good skin investment you will use forever is a clarisonic with any cleanser--it will always cleanse the best without "pulling" on the skin. ...Read more
Acne: Dove soap will not make your face break out. If you have the tendency for acne washing with dove will not prevent your face from breaking out. Acne is not due to dirty skin. It is due in part to bacterial inflammation of blocked sebaceous gland ducts. See your doctor or dermatologist to prevent acne so that you are not left with scars. ...Read more
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