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Is there a home remedy for a rash from an allergic reaction to soap?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Slurry

A baking powder slurry or an oatmeal slurry might help.
Trying some hypoallergenic lotion might help. 1% Hydrocortisone cream (cortaid) can also help.

In brief: Slurry

A baking powder slurry or an oatmeal slurry might help.
Trying some hypoallergenic lotion might help. 1% Hydrocortisone cream (cortaid) can also help.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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In brief: Yes for minor rash

If you truly have contact allergy caused by soap, the first step is to avoid the product.
Overuse of soap can cause irritant dermatitis due to over-drying the skin. Fragrances and preservatives in soap can cause allergic contact dermatitis. If product avoidance and over the counter Hydrocortisone do not improve your rash, see you dermatologist.

In brief: Yes for minor rash

If you truly have contact allergy caused by soap, the first step is to avoid the product.
Overuse of soap can cause irritant dermatitis due to over-drying the skin. Fragrances and preservatives in soap can cause allergic contact dermatitis. If product avoidance and over the counter Hydrocortisone do not improve your rash, see you dermatologist.
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Dr. Christopher Crosby
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