By allergyssuck
Today, I got a soap that my doctor recommended, because I am allergic to the vast majority of soaps. After driving 45 miles to the only store that sells it and paying $12 for a bottle, I found out I am allergic to it too. FML
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By  chessu  |  21

Probably an unpopular opinion, but do you even need soap that badly? I just use shampoo foam and high pressure water for body wash on most days (can't remember the last time I bought any form of soap). As far as hand washing goes, if I *feel* dirty and sticky etc. I'll of course use it, but most days hot (or even cold) water will do. Never had a stomach bug once in my life, never had any looks about my hands or myself being or smelling dirty etc. - so whatever bacteria the soap is meant to clean or kill, clearly isn't that relevant to me. That being said, I do wash my hair every other day, so it's not like my body never sees 'soap'. Can you use shampoos? Use that instead of soap then. You could probably also try make up/face cleansers.

  almost_there44  |  26

This is probably the dirtiest thing I've heard someone do...or not do. Washing your body is part of a healthy lifestyle and believe it or not actually prevents disease. As for washing your hands, it has been proven to be the most effective thing for the prevention of infections. You only wash your hands when you "feel sticky." That should be every time you eat, use the bathroom, and do anything physical. Please don't teach or post this madness again.

By  yeongji  |  31

I recommend getting an allergy test done. It would save you the time and money, as well as from other potential risks of coming in contact with whatever you are allergic to. Once you find out what it is, make sure you read the entire ingredient list before purchasing a product. For instance, I can consume olive oil, but I get rashes when I apply it to my skin. Ever since I found out, I stay away from any lotions that contain it and prior to a massage, I always make sure the product are olive oil free.