Saturday, June 18, 2011

Could Your Eczema Be Caused By Your Laundry Detergent?

When my first son was born, I had to buy special laundry soap for him, or wash him in Cetaphil Lotion , to keep him from breaking out in a rash.  At that time, Tide was my favorite detergent because it did such an excellent job of brightening my clothes.  As my son got older, I swapped to liquid Wisk, because it took care of ring around the collar, he could tolerate it, and it cleaned my clothes to my satisfaction.

 Then one day, I started breaking out in a rash, and I would scratch and scratch, so I went to the doctor and he told me I had eczema, and gave me some cream.  The rash would clear up for a short period of time, and then it would be right back.  I began to suspect that an allergy to the perfumes in laundry detergent might be the problem so I swapped to All Free & Clear, ,and like magic, no more itching. 

I have now been free from eczema for over 20 years, but I was always disappointed that I could not use detergents like Tide, and Wisk, because I loved the way they cleaned my clothes.  There were no brighteners in All Free & Clear, and for most clothes that worked fine, but whites needed something else, and for many clothes, Clorox doesn't cut it, because it bleaches them out too much or weakens the fibers. 

However, Clorox is an excellent disinfectant, and when Oxi-clean came along,   I used them together on my towels and socks, but for the clothes I wore on other parts of my body, I was afraid to use a powder like Oxi-clean, because I didnt' want to itch.

Imagine my relief this weekend, when I came across All Free & Clear Oxi-active .  I washed my first load of whites in it this morning, and they came out nice and bright.  If you are looking for relief from eczema, without giving up the power of clean, try All  Free and Clear Oxi-Active

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