Recommend hypoallergenic shampoos and conditioners
November 2, 2008 12:20 PM Subscribe
Please recommend hypoallergenic and non-irritating shampoos and conditioners.
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I am having some dermatitis on my eyelids and eye area. I moved to the U.S., and a couple of weeks later I started experiencing the symptoms, so there are a number of changes in my life that might have caused it. I had new shampoo, conditioner, facial cleanser, laundry detergent, changes in diet, and obviously changes in residence.
I switched to Cetaphil and began applying hydrocortisone, which only addressed the symptoms during use. This isn't great since it's not something you want to use on sensitive skin long-term. I saw a dermatologist who prescribed topical tacrolimus to address the symptoms. I have another appointment in a month. I don't know what is causing the dermatitis, but I am running out of conditioner so I might as well try something new.
I am currently under the care of a dermatologist and will ask her at our next appointment whether we can figure out the cause more systematically, or if she has specific recommendations for products. Until then I wanted to see if there were recommendations from MeFites. It would be best if these recommendations were backed by evidence-based medicine, but anecdotes will work too.
I have access to a university medical library so if you have suggestions of stuff to read, I will look it up.
Anonymous because I don't want everyone to know about my medical issues. If you have other thoughts you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.