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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?

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!

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!

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?

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.

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.

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!!

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

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

That's fantastic Alibo!

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

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

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

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

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.

ecomum Thu 03-Feb-05 20:50:19

Hello. I was using ecover but I've just started using ecoballs and I must say they are marvellous. It certainly beats rinsing all ds's clothes, towels and bedding by hand!! Saves so much time and everything comes out so soft. Would definitely recommend.

PhDMumof1 Thu 27-Jan-05 10:39:52

Thanks. Will check out the range.

misdee Thu 27-Jan-05 10:33:17

yes. my dd's live in those pj's. they are excellant.

PhDMumof1 Thu 27-Jan-05 10:31:10

Has anybody used clothes by excema clothing . com ? Interested to hear recs for nightwear.

donnie Thu 27-Jan-05 10:00:46

we use Ecover washing liquid, it's available at waitrose, sainsbury etc. They also so a good range of other things including hand wash. No chemicals and very effective.

twiglett Thu 27-Jan-05 09:59:52

I switched from Persil Non-Bio to Persil Non-Bio with aloe-vera when DS was 18 months old (after testing a trial pack) and he developed really bad excema all over

I complained to Persil .. they said to try an extra rinse in the washing cycle to ensure all the detergent is rinsed away (they also said that it might have been a slightly different formulation to the 'trial pack' [anger]
but refused to tell me what the difference was so I could avoid in future .. they did send DS a teddy bear .. gee thanks )

I switched to Fairy but didn't find it a good product then switched back to Persil non-bio and have had no problems

I think you just need to trial things

.. you can tell if its a contact excema by where it is .. backs of legs and arms and torso tend to come out worst HTH

wanda Thu 27-Jan-05 09:51:59

Ds (four months) had mild excema over his forehead and some patches on his back and tum. Switched to Fairy recently in the hope that this would ease but his skin has got far worse over the last few days and mostly over his body. Was begining to think Fairy was responsible so am interested to see the comments about this powder. Am out to get something different today!

Tiggus Wed 26-Jan-05 14:54:46

Surcare available at Asda, Waitrose, Tesco. Filetti also good. Otherwise hot cycle no detergent.

alibo Wed 26-Jan-05 14:42:50

where can you buy surcare from??

leahbump Sun 23-Jan-05 21:04:43

I have found that using any dteregent makes ds skin go awful- I just use the washballs.

I've really noticed the difference on all our skin as dh also has v dry skin.

Blossomhill Sun 23-Jan-05 21:00:08

Can I say that the best washing liquid and conditoner I have ever used is Asda's own brand. I buy the non-bio and sensitive conditioner. It is by far the best for there skin (dd and ds both have flare ups still). Fairy brought both of there skin up really badly.

mears Sun 23-Jan-05 21:00:06

I use Persil non-bio and comfort pure.

Boots have a powder recommended for eczema and sensitive skin. I tried it but didn't see a difference.

vicdubya Sun 23-Jan-05 20:57:59

I use Surcare washing powder & softener, it was recommended to me by several friends with kids with excema.

sievehead Sat 22-Jan-05 23:33:05

i get terrible problems with my skin, and find that Fairy is the only one that is ok. I think its all the other things we use in the bath etc that trigger it. Have you tried Oilatum in the bath for her?

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