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Are all synesthetes as sensitive to smells as i am? I can't stand unscented lotion and anything else that has a light scent.
Essential Oils: You may want to try natural organic essential oils from plants. Scents such as lavender, orange etc are quite pleasing and may not cause a reaction be careful though that the oils are pure and organic. ...Read more
Vanicream: I really like Vanicream but Cetaphil, Eucerin and Cerave are all good options. In addition avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers like Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream immediately after shower to damp skin. For break-through itch Sarna lotion can be added. ...Read more
Alvin'sBestSnakeOil: Of course I'm being facetious b/c there really isn't one best lotion for everyone. So before looking for solutions, focus on causes of dry skin eg http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dry-skin/basics/causes/con-20030009. Check out http://www.webmd.com/beauty/dry-skin-13/cosmetic-procedures-skin-care-dry-skin for helpful ingredients in dry skin lotions. Failing that, go c ur Dermatologist. ...Read more
My second toe on my right foot itches to he point where it hurts to scratch it. I've tried unscented lotion but it does nothing. What could help?
Severe itchy scalp, and itchy skin when going to sleep? Feels like my face is burning itchy against pillow. I use unscented soap, and body lotions. I
How long?: If this just started, think about anything that you have recently changed, such as your laundry detergent, fabric softener, shampoo, hair dye, etc., etc. If you have been outside a lot it could also be something airborne, such as dust, pollen, or dried leaves. Don't rule out your soap and body lotions either - "unscented" is not the same as "fragrance free". ...Read more
Lotion: Having 4 kids and 6 grandkids, the simple answer is because he can. Kids at this age explore their environment by putting everything in their mouth. You put lotion on him all the time and he sticks out his tongue to get some to explore and because it is a game to him. Fortunately it is not dangerous unless he were to eat the whole bottle. ...Read more