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For Gehwol med nail softener for foot fungus, do I put this in with water when soaking the feet or put it straight on the feet?
I would read: The directions. I assume there were directions?? ...Read more
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NO: It is unsafe to drink fabric softeners which contain certain injurious chemicals. Ingestion of fabric softeners could result in diarrhea in the acute setting to the more severe damage to the GI tract including cancer of the pancreas and neurological symptoms like headache, loss of sensation in body parts, disorientation, irritability etc. Seek immediate help if you have ingested fabric softener. ...Read more
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Contact dermatitis: People that are prone to the development of allergy, may also develop an allergy to substances that are applied to the skin. In most cases there is a family history of skin allergy. Such people may also have allergic reactions to metals in jewelry and cosmetics. Patients with allergic eczema (atopic dermatitis), may develop contact dermatitis as well. ...Read more
Use detergent only: People with sensitive skin usually do best with a laundry detergent with no perfumes and no dyes. Do not use a fabric softener. ...Read more
I would stop use: of that fabric softener. You haven't given us adequate information about the skin reaction for us to be able to make a recommendation. ...Read more
?: not sure if I understand your question well, if you meant using a fabric softener on clothes while washing, the putting on those clothes, would that cause allergies? If that was your question, well it may cause contact allergy but not after months, only few days, if at all, but if you meant direct contact of skin with the fabric softener you might have an immediate reaction or a late one,days only ...Read more
Are fabric softener allergies immediate or can they appear a few months after using the softener?
Hi dermatologists! Can I mix two facial toners (Etude House Wonder Pore Freshner and Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Balancing Softener Enriched) in the same bottle and use it as one toner?
Avoid: An allergy to fabric softener results in a skin rash wherever your skin comes in contact with fabric that is "contaminated" by fabric softener. The only effective treatment is steroids - topical of mild, and oral if the rash is severe. However, it is far better to avoid the contact in the first place. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to avoid the rash other than to avoid all contact. ...Read more
?: No alternative that I am aware of. I also would use a dye-free & color-free laundry detergent as well. If he is sensitive to softener, he could react to detergents as well. ...Read more
Yes: Absolutely. It is a chemical reaction. Obviously avoid rubbing them on your face...If you feel like being a detective cut the ingredients part off the box and compare to any other fabric softeners you may wish to use...This may hemp you find exactly what chemical you reacted to. ...Read more
First get tested: Fabric softener is a rather complex substance. There can be a number of things in it that can cause a contact dermatitis. I would suggest you see an allergist or dermatologist for patch testing to see if the particular chemical in your fabric softener can be identified. ...Read more