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Chrissyposi

630d

I just need to vent: So I have HS & Eczema, and I have to change the soap I use to shower in every couple of months or I get red painful patches on my body. I tried all sorts of brands but so far have switched to using mostly all baby products (mostly hypoallergenic dove & Aveeno). That hasn’t caused many issues so far. So yay!! I also have to change my deodorant often or else my flare ups get more painful. And there is no such thing as deodorant for babies (at least I don’t think so) and the natural ones don’t work (at all). So I feel like it is just non-stop pain sometimes.

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    • throwmeinthepit

      496d

      I've really enjoyed lume's acidic soap. Turns out keeping your skin at an acidic pH is supposed to be super healthy for it so I look for soaps that are as acidic as i can get. It also does wonders for your groin area.

    • throwmeinthepit

      496d

      I've really enjoyed lume's acidic soap. Turns out keeping your skin at an acidic pH is supposed to be super healthy for it so I look for soaps that are as acidic as i can get. It also does wonders for your groin area.

    • spookyspoonie

      526d

      As for deodorant, I have recently been having good results with "Life Doesn't Stink" deodorants. You can also make your own with baking soda, coconut oil, and essential oils.

      • Chrissyposi

        510d

        @spookyspoonie okay thank you !

    • spookyspoonie

      526d

      Try washing with hibiclens!!!!!! Someone on here told me about it about 6 months ago and I have no idea how i ever lived without it. It is surgical soap- and completely gets rid of my HS body odor. Keeps my skin healthier and keeps the flares from getting infected. I also react to most soaps and deodorants, this is the best option I have ever found. I get it from Amazon. The bottle says not to use it in the groin, but it IS safe as long as you dilute it and you don't use it on mucus membranes (aka external use only).

      • Chrissyposi

        510d

        @spookyspoonie you can use it in the shower ? I thought it was for after shower

        • spookyspoonie

          509d

          @Chrissyposi the bottle says not to use it in the groin area. My doctors all agree that it is safe in the groin as long as it is diluted and it stays on the "outside" skin & not on mucus membranes. Obviously best to check with your own doctors but I thought I'd throw it out there.

        • spookyspoonie

          509d

          @Chrissyposi I use it as body wash in the shower once a day. I like to scrub my pits and then whatever active sores i have. At this point, I rarely use other soap on my body since it works so well.

    • GoldTransMan

      527d

      As far as deodorant goes, most have aluminum in them, which sits on the skin and finds its way into your pores. Lume is an aluminum-free deodorant you could try. Personally, I use rubbing alcohol and lime juice (both natural odor eaters). I can't have any chemicals sitting on my skin, so that's what I've found that works for me. Good luck!

      • Chrissyposi

        510d

        @GoldTransMan thank you !

    • beautywarrior

      625d

      I made my own natural soaps now . Seems to help a little with the eczema

      • Chrissyposi

        594d

        @beautywarrior what do you put in it ? I’ve been thinking about doing this myself

    • uhhh

      626d

      I use duradry and witch hazel to help with preventing ingrown and also the smell I get with hs

      • Chrissyposi

        594d

        @uhhh thanks sm ! Ill check this out 👍

    • tori1

      626d

      i changed my deodorant up i use organic deodorant now that doesn’t contain chemicals and harsh ingredients some organic deodorants you can get is off this website https://www.peculiarpeopleholistic.com/?user_id=16521312&utm_source=shop_app and some organic soaps you can use that will be good for the eczema is on this website https://lulusholistics.com/?user_id=16521312&utm_source=shop_app

      • Chrissyposi

        623d

        @tori1 Thank you sm !!! I really needed this

        • tori1

          622d

          @Chrissyposi and i also bought the tea tree soap to help with my wounds. and the lemon/tumeric soap also. those helps me keep my flare ups clean it’s like a antibacterial soap

    • Soskae

      628d

      My HS has ruined so many of my sweat glands that I don’t have to wear deodorant except on particularly hot days. So I mean I’m sure you’ve tried this but if you have a good body wash you like (I love axe) then maybe try using deodorant less? I basically can’t sweat out of my arm pits though so my situation may not be applicable.

      • Chrissyposi

        627d

        @Soskae I have the opposite. My glands go into overdrive almost and I have talked to doctors about possibly getting some removed. If I don’t wear deodorant, my armpits will be soaked and smelly. Which makes me super self-conscious about the way that I smell. And I would try axe but I feel like it would be harsh on my skin.

        • Soskae

          627d

          @Chrissyposi I’m sorry that makes sense though. Axe so far has been really good on my skin and the scent sticks around longer than other body washes but your skin may be more sensitive than mine. Best of luck!!!

    • BlackZombie

      628d

      Try lume deodorant

      • Chrissyposi

        627d

        @BlackZombie I use that one. The unscented one and the main reason I stopped using it or rather not use it so much is because its not strong enough to last all day. At least for me.

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