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When should I use moisturizing soaps if I have eczema?

When should I use moisturizing soaps if I have eczema?

Never: Eczema is made much worse by drying cleansers. Soap is a drying cleanser. You should be using a non soap cleanser that won't dry your skin, such as dove for sensitive skin. ...Read more

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What soap or body wash should I use I have eczema?

What soap or body wash should I use I have eczema?

Various Options...: Shower daily with lukewarm water for 10-15 minutes. Use a gentle cleansing bar or wash in the sensitive skin formulation as needed such as Vanicream, Dove white bar, Cetaphil, or Cerave. Avoid harsh and drying cleansers, such as Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Pat away excess water and immediately apply moisturizer like Vanicream. ...Read more

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What should I use to wash my clothes if I have allergies?

What should I use to wash my clothes if I have allergies?

Detergent: If you have sensitive skin, you can use free and clear detergents. If you are simply asking about allergies to dust mite/pollen and washing it off, you should wash in whatever detergent you choose, but hot water, which will break down and get rid of the allergenic proteins. ...Read more

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Itchy after swiming or if i use detergent with chlorine, rash appears if i dont shower And i get chlorine induced asthma. Does this mean I am allergic?

Itchy after swiming or if i use detergent with chlorine, rash appears if i dont shower And i get chlorine induced asthma. Does this mean I am allergic?

May be: or it is just the irritating effect of the chlorine, check this link below, you can work with your allergist t solve this problem, also check acaai.org or aaaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck http://acaai.org/allergies/types/allergy-myths/chlorine-allergy ...Read more

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How frequently should I apply calamine lotion if I have chickenpox?

How frequently should I apply calamine lotion if I have chickenpox?

I don't advise it: I probably just find the stuff revolting because of the smell but don't find it helpful. I think it drys the skin too much & leads to other pbs. I do recommend benedryl lotion applies as needed and an occasional oatmeal bath to deal with the itching. ...Read more

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Should I use depilatory if I have acne?

Should I use depilatory if I have acne?

Might irritate skin: Acne lesions are often inflammed and what you put on your skin can cause more irritation. Depilatory agents can often be irritating. However, shaving over acne can also cause problems. So it might be a good idea to use the depilatory on a small patch of skin to see how you respond. If there are no problems then you'd could try it on the other areas. Good luck and be careful. ...Read more

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Hi im allergic to mangoes...Can i still use shampoos...Hand soaps and lotions if they have mango..?

Hi im allergic to mangoes...Can i still use shampoos...Hand soaps and lotions if they have mango..?

Not a good idea: It depends on whether your reaction was from skin contact or eating the fruit. If the former, probably not a good idea since mango is not an essential ingredient . But the amount of mango in these products are likely small. Put a little bit of lotion on a bandaid, apply it over a clean skin area. Check it again in 3 days to see if there is a rash from it. Do you have problem with poison oak ? ...Read more

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What to do if I have small irritated rash in my cheeks and i'm wondering if i can use baby diaper ointment cream. Should I use it or not?

What to do if I have small irritated rash in my cheeks and i'm wondering if i can use baby diaper ointment cream. Should I use it or not?

Skin Rash: Your rash could be ring worm or eczema. It can be many other rashes. Some are benign but others can be serious autoimmune disorders. Show your doctor first. Diaper cream will not harm it but may not work. ...Read more

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Should I use a moisturizer if i feel my skin is naturally oily?

Should I use a moisturizer if i feel my skin is naturally oily?

Oily skin: People have various skin types including oily, dry, normal, or sensitive. If you are oily, you do not need a moisturizer unless you are on any medications that may dry you out (ex-acne meds, retinol, etc). Some women do get hormonal acne and can be on drying medicines that require you to replenish moisture. ...Read more

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What lotions should I stay away from if I have atopic dermatitis?

What lotions should I stay away from if I have atopic dermatitis?

Fragrance: Soaps, lotions and creams that contain fragrance or dyes are best avoided by people with sensitive skin. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my hand and I do not wash dishes or use Clorox ,can this be eczema? If so ,what treatment should I use for it ? Thanks

I have a rash on my hand and I do not wash dishes or use Clorox ,can this be eczema? If so ,what treatment should I use for it ? Thanks

Eczema : If it is eczema a steroid cream/ moisturizer cream will work the best. You might want to show your doctor or send a picture to help with the diagnosis. All the best. ...Read more

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Can I use carmex as a moisturiser on my allergic dermatitis? I am already using an lpc cream but need a moisturiser too.

Management rx: Other suggestions include the use of a basic but effective moisturizer several times per day to the affected areas. On example is Eucerin cream or lotion. A topical steroid in then applied after the moisturizer is absorbed two to three times per day. If using the steroid on your face, please check with your physician. ...Read more

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Should i wash my sunblock off when done? I suffer from atopic dermititis and do not want to rub my skin hard.Or should I just leave it

Should i wash my sunblock off when done? I suffer from atopic dermititis and do not want to rub my skin hard.Or should I just leave it

Leave it: Most sunscreens except for the spray kind has a moisturizing effect and thus you need not remove it until you bathe. At your age though, do remember that occlusive type of lotion may lead to pimples. ...Read more

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