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New laundry detergent caused me to get a skin rash on my legs and behind my knees. Now it seems behind my knees is a little swollen. What can I do?

Stop

Stop using the new detergent and switch to one without harsh chemicals or fragrances..Something like Ivory or similar store brands...See your family doc for a check of the symptoms to make sure that is what it actually is....
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If my baby is getting rashes everywhere except his diaper area, could it be the detergent I'm using?

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Since it doesn't involve the diaper area unless you have cloth diapers that have been washed in the same detergent it could be a contact dermatitis related to the laundry detergent. It is more likely an atopic dermatitis (eczema) which is an excessive dryness of the skin. The reason it is not in the diaper area is because the diaper area is usually moist.
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

Should I use a different detergent if my baby keeps getting rashes on her leg?

Usually won't matter

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Recurrent rashes on the arms and legs of babies are often eczema, which appears as reddened, rough, dry skin areas. On severe eczema areas, the skin will get tiny cracks that ooze moisture. Changing the laundry detergent usually doesn't make a difference in the rash, but parents can try using NO detergent for 2-3 weeks and see if the rash resolves (just wash the laundry with hot or warm water).
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New laundry detergant gave me a skin rash on my legs and behind my knees. There is also some swelling behind my knees.?

Hydrocortisone

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First of all, ALL rashes are skin rashes; there is no other place to get a rash. Try OTC hydrocortisone cream for a few days. If the rash persists or worsens, a dermatologist should take a look to confirm the diagnosis and prescribe something stronger.
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Dr. Payam Rafat answered:

What is diabetic rash? I am 68 years old. I have had a rash on my neck and underarms off and on for about two weeks, from no apparent cause. I have not changed my diet nor medications, nor laundry detergent. I have Diabetes II, which is treated with die

Many possibilities

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There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
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Dr. Jack Mutnick answered:

Can using too much laundry detergent cause you skin problems?

Yes

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Detergents and soaps are caustic chemicals. Too much can irritate the skin leading to an irritant contact dermatitis. Studies show that we don't even need detergents in our clothing washers, just the gyration itself cleans the clothes. If you use anything, use hypoallergenic and use 1/2 whatever they recommend
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Dr. Mark Ryan answered:

Can canker sores be caused by allergic reaction to laundry detergent?

No

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the cause for canker sores is not known. Canker sores are not an allergic reaction.
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I have had a rash on leg for 3 or 4 weeks, lotions do not help. Cortizone 10 doesn't help either. I have not changed laundry detergent or soap.

See a dermatologist

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You need a professional diagnosis and prescription. Your laundry detergent is not relevant. No skin rash is related to any laundry detergent.
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Dr. Steven Hubert answered:

Recommended laundry detergent?

All, Tide

Both are good.
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Am I having a reaction from laundry detergent?

What symptoms

are you having??? Cannot say without more detailed information.
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