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Master List of Laundry Soaps

Sources of pure soap laundry powder or liquid Always check ingredients first, manufacturers change product ingredients all the time.   A small % of Amazon purchases linked through here goes to SolveEczema if purchased through the link, on the order of $15/month). To save money or time, do it yourself!  There are many online recipes for …

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Eczema, detergents, and bat white-nose syndrome?

When I originally wrote SolveEczema.org, I always understood that a medical study or publication would be necessary to bring the ideas into the medical mainstream.  I did the site because I wanted to help as many people as possible in the meantime.   I have also always realized there are other implications to these ideas …

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Detergents in (some) Water Softener Salt?!

Alert for SolveEczema.org users:  TAKE CARE TO USE ONLY WATER SOFTENER SALT PRODUCTS IN THE SOFTENER THAT ARE PURE SALT, AND NOT A SALT PRODUCT WITH ADDITIVES!!  Read on. Soaps work better, they clean better, in soft water than in hard water.   Soaps perform better than detergents in soft water — one reason detergents …

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Meaningful Mentions

Two meaningful online mentions for SolveEczema.org: 1.  Healthline.com, a prominent health information site on the web with an impressive medical review board, selected SolveEczema.org for its list of Best Skin Disorders Blogs of 2012! 2.  And truly meaningful to me, Mom CJ writes in her beautifully-written blog, Sammy’s Skin, her family’s journey with her son’s severe eczema, …

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Q&A: Reading Labels and the confusing business of telling soaps from detergents

I received a letter recently with a request to better explain how to find products that meet the SolveEczema site criteria.  I get product questions enough that I thought I’d just post my reply here on the blog: My letter: I’m glad the site helped!  I know it’s confusing to tell which products meet the …

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The SolveEczema view on dry skin

I am reposting a part of reply I just wrote to a comment, since not everyone reads the comments (and I tend not to even read what comes in frequently, because of all the spam).  It covers the issue of myths about dry skin, from my perspective: With eczema, dryness is almost a separate issue. …

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Eczema Baby Scratching – Now Not Scratching

http://www.indiegogo.com/solveeczema Eczema itches. Quality of life studies say even mild eczema can be as miserable as severe eczema, because no one sleeps. Babies don’t sleep, siblings don’t sleep, parents don’t sleep. It affects health and development. None of the studies quite hits home like this 2-minute video, sent to me by a mom who used …

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When We Don’t Know What We Know

We know this stuff, and yet, why don’t we add it up? Even my sleeping bag label tells me to wash it in mild “non-detergent soap,” because the makers know the high-tech fabric will lose its water repellency — become more permeable — from detergent residues. Some researchers use detergents for transdermal drug delivery (getting …

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