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harleybluz
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   Posted 2/25/2010 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm looking for a gentle soap that won't make my skin itch.  I don't know if any of you get ichy skin from the Fibro but I seem to.  I've tried Tom's of Maine glceryn soap and Dove Sensitive skin and others but they seemed to have perfumes in them.  I use a sensitive skin lotion after showering and that helps for a little while.  Any suggestions?

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Marlee2
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   Posted 2/25/2010 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Could it be that your skin is dry and not the soaps you are using??? I have to lather on my lotion mixture with creamy vaseline in it after every shower and I can't shampoo my hair everyday in the winter or my scalp gets itchy too.
 
Ivory soap is suppose to be the best for sensitive skin I think.
 
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   Posted 2/25/2010 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the same problem. I got "neem oil soap" from a healthfood store. It really helps with the itching. I get it around my hairline too. And on the back of my neck. I am very sensitive to anything with fragrance. I cannot use it. I usually use ivory, but the neem oil soap works so much better. Often they have samples too if you want to try before you buy. As the neem oil soap can be 4-6.00 a bar. But it lasts a long time.

Best wishes to you.

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MsBunky
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   Posted 2/25/2010 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Harley,

Have you considered using a baby shampoo or body wash, instead of soap? My husband makes soap, so I don't buy commercial products anymore, but maybe something like that would work for you.

I think that Aveeno makes some excellent products for sensitive skin. Just remember, when you buy something, keep the receipt. You can generally take it back for a refund if you have a reaction, so you won't be out lots of money.

Good luck!

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   Posted 2/25/2010 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
You know, the furnace takes a lot of humidity out of the air.  Even here in Florida, my skin is drier in the winter with the heat on.  I ended up scratching my leg until it bled the other day.  I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing and it felt so good to stop[ the itching.  In the summer I have no problems at all. 
 
Maybe we should put humidifiers in the rooms we are in the most in the winter time.  That might help all of us.
 
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   Posted 2/25/2010 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Good idea Sherrine,

I keep two humidiers going in the winter time. It really helps, otherwise my house would be so dry. Plus use fragrant free lotions.

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Nana Monster
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   Posted 2/25/2010 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I use Johnson's baby soap. It's gentle and doesn't smell so bad I get clogged up. I use Loriel Kids shampoo and don't react to
the smell of it. There are so many thing I can't use because of the perfumes. Gold Bond makes a totally smell free hand
cream. The Vasaline brand says unsented but it isn't.

AustenFan
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   Posted 2/25/2010 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Cetaphil and Cerave have both been recommended to me by my dermatologist. Walmart makes a generic version of Cetaphil that is cheaper.
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   Posted 2/25/2010 5:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I know what you say about the Vaseline unscented lotion. It does have a fragrance to it.

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   Posted 2/26/2010 3:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Jergen's soap and lavender soap (pure). Baby washes n stuff to
 
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harleybluz
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   Posted 2/26/2010 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all. There are so many suggestions that I'm sure I'll find something to help. Great ideas. You guys are great.

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Melisana
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   Posted 2/26/2010 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
ph balanced soaps or body washes are the best for you skin. I use stuff made for babies that is unscented, the scents kill my ability to breathe and it irritates my skin.
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