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Doctor insights on: Toenail Softener

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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What to do if allergic to fabric softener?

What to do if allergic to fabric softener?

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

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Could downey liquid fabric softener cause this?

Could downey liquid fabric softener cause this?

Cause what?: Please be a bit more specific. Perhaps you're having an allergic reaction to a chemical in the softener? Go see your Family Doc for evaluation & treatment. In the meantime, best to avoid anything cleaned w/said softener. Perhaps, re-rinse w/o softener. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to fabric softener?

Is it possible to be allergic to fabric softener?

Yes: There are certain components in detergents, soaps, fabric softeners and cosmetics that can cause a rash called "contact dermatitis." in general, it is better to use detergents and soaps that do not have perfumes or dyes, and i recommend not using fabric softeners and dryer sheets. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child is allergic to fabric softener. what else can I use?

What do you suggest if my child is allergic to fabric softener. what else can I use?

?: 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

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Can I use fabric softener sheets as safe bug repellent for my children?

Can I use fabric softener sheets as safe bug repellent for my children?

Insect repellents: Deet is the only insect repellent that works. Adults can use 25% but the safe level for children is 10% and under. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to fabric softener, what to do?

Allergic reaction to fabric softener, what to do?

Avoid: reactions to fabric softener are usually contact dermatitis and so if you avoid using it, you won't get the reaction. If you really want to know what specific chemical is the problem you can see an allergist or a dermatologist and have patch testing. ...Read more

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What does an allergy from fabric softener look like?

What does an allergy from fabric softener look like?

Rashes: Most allergic reactions to fabric softener would present as a rash in areas of contact often called contact dermatitis. ...Read more