Chemicals in washing detergents can make symptoms worse for people with eczema. When a parent or caregiver is faced with a decision to find out an alternative for washing clothes, to help relieve symptoms of eczema for their children, there are many detergents to consider.
Traditional commercial washing detergents have been converted from anionic formulas to nonionic plant based formulas. The plant-based formulas are compounded from plant and animal fats, but it is difficult to try to differentiate between products.
It is recommended to read every label that promotes any type of soap product, or one that claims to be the best for an allergic individual. Many products are created for people with allergies and/or eczema. You should thoroughly view the labels because everyone has different allergies, and what might be bothersome to one person may not be the case for another person. Doing a basic internet search can yield a variety of tips for resources on washing detergents.
There are different types of laundry products that are geared towards washing clothes for young children and teenagers with eczema. These include:
Sometimes, parents or caregivers may want to take a chance of making or creating homemade soap to introduce into their laundry routine. One website allows the recipes to be printed and downloaded, so those who are ready to experiment can start as soon as possible. Storage and usage tips are available on the website.
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