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Eczema In Children Irritated By Bath Soaps Dyes
Childhood eczema can be irritated by ordinary bubble bath state dermatologists.
By: Pasch Consulting Group
Children shower or bathe almost every day, using millions of gallons of water and vast quantities of soaps, cleansers and bubble bath. The age of the once a week bath is long gone – thankfully. But here’s the rub, childhood eczema or dermatitis is increasing. Today over 8.6 million American kids under 14 will suffer.
Experts believe that one major trigger factor for eczema may be the chemicals used in everyday personal care products. Bath time should be fun, that’s why we buy brightly colored bubble bath with wonderful scents in a fancy cartoon character bottle. But what about the chemicals – what exactly is in that formulation?
Even some well known brands labeled hypoallergenic or sensitive can be a cause for concern. In fact, amazingly there are no FDA regulations governing the use of the phrase hypoallergenic or sensitive, anyone can claim this on a label regardless of the product formulation.
Most of the ingredients used today are perfectly adequate for the average child and have been safely used in many well known brands for years. But children with eczema or dermatitis have sensitive skin and need to be especially careful.
Take parabens, it’s a widely used preservative considered cheap, safe and effective. Yet in a 2007 clinical study looking at the irritancy of preservatives in 6,000 patients across 10 different hospital dermatology centers Parabens was found to be the most irritant with 2.8% of patients suffering allergic reactions. 2.8% is regarded as acceptable – unless of course it’s your child that affected.
It hard to always be vigilant, but do try to check the label - Here’s a few ingredients that you should watch out for:
- Fragrance or perfumes
- Parabens preservatives (eg: Methylparabens, Propylparabens etc)
- SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate)
- Lanolin Oil
Bath time can still be fun, bring out the rubber ducks but do be careful when choosing your bubble bath, body wash or cleanser.
To compare the formulations of several leading brands and learn more about eczema trigger factors and ingredients to avoid visit www.exederm.com
We have found that many skincare products contain ingredients may irritate sensitive skin, especially for those with eczema or dermatitis. We established the company because we believed it possible to gently cleanse, to deeply moisturize and get smoother and healthier skin without using unnecessary chemicals. Our mission is to provide relief to those with sensitive skin by offering safe, healing, and hydrating products. For more information about Exederm, please visit us at http://www.exederm.com.
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