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      What are the common causes of rashes in kids?

      Kids have sensitive skin and harsh chemicals and other ingredients that they may come into contact with can cause rashes on the skin. From laundry detergents, baby wipes to shampoos, here’s a look at what are the common issues.

      Shampoos, conditioners and soap

      Before you shampoo or condition your child’s hair, do a quick check of the ingredients. Avoid those with ingredients such as phthalates, formaldehyde, and 1,4 dioxane which are known to impact health. Choose brands that are more natural and have fewer added fragrances.

      Soap too can be a culprit, even products labeled for babies can trigger rashes. Some may contain formaldehyde which is a preservative known to cause skin, eye, and lung irritation. Soap also can trigger eczema in some.

      Sunscreen

      It’s good to apply sunscreen but some kids can get irritation from sunscreens especially if they have sensitive skin. Choose sunscreens that are free from para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) which can irritate tender skin. For children over 6 months old, go for broad-spectrum sunscreen that blocks out UVA and UVB rays of SPF 30 or higher. For babies below 6 months, check with your doctor.

      Baby wipes and fabric softeners

      Disposable baby wipes are convenient but may have alcohol and fragrances that irritate skin. Some wipes may have preservatives that can cause allergic contact dermatitis. Instead, go for wet washcloths.

      Fabric softeners may contain chemicals and fragrances such as limonene and benzyl acetate. This can irritate the skin, eyes, nose, and throat of kids. Replace these with 1/2 cup of baking soda or 1/2 cup of vinegar to keep clothes soft.

      Household cleaners

      Household cleaners tend to have strong chemicals that can react with the skin of kids. Ammonia is common ingredient in household cleaners that can irritate lungs and burn skin, besides being poisonous if swallowed. Alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs) are a chemical used in certain detergents and disinfectants and can cause hormone problems. Choose gentler products or clean your home with baking soda or vinegar.

       

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