19,20] Diligent use of moisturisers, soap substitutes
and replacement of irritating wash products with moisturising ointments and oils form the backbone and are first-line therapy for atopic eczema.
Consequently, its use is generally only advocated as a wash-on/wash-off soap substitute
and not as a leave-on product.
2) Therapy usually combines bath emollients and soap substitutes
, leave-on emollient lotions, creams or ointments and intermittent use of topical corticosteroids to control flare-ups ('flares').
Patients with acne and oily skin should use the mildest types of soap substitute
cleansers," says Dr.
Instead buy a tube of aqueous cream from the chemist and use that as a soap substitute
ETHNA O'Donald, a specialist dermatology nurse at University Hospital, Birmingham, says: 'To really clean your face, you need to use water and a soap substitute
They also washed with the soap substitute
Bathing less often and using milder soaps or a soap substitute
, or soaking in a tub of warm water without soap can help relieve dry skin.
This is probably best done by giving frequent (once a day) SHORT baths (less than 5 minutes) WITHOUT using any soap or soap substitute
Aqueous cream is best used for its intended purpose as a soap substitute
due to the sodium lauryl sulphate content (detergent agent) which has been noted to cause skin thinning and irritation.
Emollient bath oil should be added to the water and the child also washed with a soap substitute
such as aqueous cream, which was originally designed as a wash product rather than as a leave-on moisturiser.