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Washing Powder and Eczema

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melon1 Mon 20-Dec-04 09:39:07


I am in the process of trying to figure out what, if anything in particular, triggers dd's eczema. I have stopped using any fabric conditioner, and have been using Persil Non-Bio, but someone told me the other day that their child's eczema flared up when she used anything by Persil, and that when she switched to Fairy washing powder, it settled down. Can anyone tell me if they've tried this, and what success they've had?

Freddiecat Thu 03-Feb-05 21:28:54

My DP gets eczema spots and we used to use Dreft machine wash powder (it also contains NO bleaching agents so is nice to clothes too) and it was absolutely fine for his skin. Then they stopped doing it. So we tried Ecover liquid but that was no good - however Ecover non-bio powder seems fine.

That said - DD now has eczema rash all over. Doctor has prescriibed her 0.5% hydrocortisone for the bad spots and aqueous cream on her whole body which really seems to help.

ChicPea Thu 03-Feb-05 23:04:51

Freddiecat, Dreft is no longer available? In your local store or everywhere? Used to love it.

alibo Sun 06-Feb-05 14:10:25

thanks to those who recommended Surcare; ds's excema has almost gone!!

ChicPea Mon 07-Feb-05 17:32:22

That's fantastic Alibo!

alice2505 Mon 10-Dec-12 04:32:08

I have suffered from Eczma all my life and have spent 20 yrs using creams drs recommend that do nothing or just make it worse. However i recently found a website called that has a whole section for Eczma. I use the oiltum bath oil the soap and eumocream all of which really helps.
Hope this helps people xx

mumtoowen Sun 16-Apr-17 22:47:31

The only washing powder I can use is Surcare. Fairy non bio if I am absolutely desperate but I have to rinse everything at least twice otherwise his eczema flares up!!

WellyMummy Sun 16-Apr-17 23:19:24

Another vote for Surcare here. I have eczema from a fragrance allergy, shampoos and conditioners are the products I have to be especially careful with.

NuclearMumb Thu 20-Apr-17 23:26:08

My DD got eczema with Surcare, but was a lot better when I switched to Fairy Non Bio. Haven't used anything else ever since. I think it really depends per person what works and what doesn't, just like some emollients are great for some and make things worse for others.

Blossom789 Tue 25-Apr-17 20:50:59

Were using dairy at the moment but I'm wondering if it's worth trying Persil non bio, what's best powder or liquid?

Dalesgirl16 Fri 02-Jun-17 22:31:40

I do no all the powders brought out my babies eczema and now I use the soap nuts but they don't clean at alL, . I figured her skin is more important than some stains but would love if something worked!

MissT2095 Fri 02-Jun-17 22:39:43

I'm a life long eczema sufferer and my DP also has had allergies to washing powder in the past. The best I've found and have stuck to ever since is Aldi's Almat powder with lenor softener.

Hope you manage to find a combo that suits you! I know the struggle!

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