• cna mommy cna mommy
    May 24, 2010
    Can laundry detergent cause a rash?
    cna mommy cna mommy
    May 24, 2010

    My son has come down with a rash on his arm, and now his nanny has it, and my husband as well. My son had blood tests taken and it came back normal, so I'm boggled about what it could be. Might it be caused by our new detergent?

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    May 25, 2010
    Cort
    Health Guide
    May 25, 2010

    Laundry detergent could certainly cause a rash but I don't think it could cause a rash that's infectious. Apparently your son picked up a pathogen that caused the rash and passed it around. Sometimes its not possible to find exactly what that pathogen was. My understanding is that most of these cases however resolve themselves fairly quickly, however. If you'd like some information on how to treat a child's rash, consider checking out this post.


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  • CRegal May 25, 2010
    CRegal
    May 25, 2010

    I know that I personally have some kind of allergic reaction to an ingredient in certain soaps.  Zest, for example, has some ingredient that my body does not agree with.  Whatever the ingredient is also happens to be in some laundry detergent.  Try to narrow down the offender and avoid it - that's all I do.  Good luck!

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