When my son was diagnosed with eczema, laundry was not on my mind. I didn't realize that our laundry detergent was irritating my son's skin.
If I use bleach, I wash the clothing twice, the second time with baking soda with vinegar. I use straight white vinegar instead of detergent. I use Tide Free & Gentle, Clorox 2 Free and Clear, Clorox Gentle Bleach, as well as free and clear dryer sheets and fabric softener. Purex Natural Elements works best for us.
It may take some trial and error to find a detergent that works for you. Choose products (from detergents to fabric softeners) that are hypoallergenic, free of dyes and fragrances, and formulated for sensitive skin. Try liquid products, as they tend to leave fewer residues than powders.
Some laundry detergents, especially the eczema-friendly ranges also contain soap. Surfactants are degreasers and any residues left in clothing can irritate eczema prone skin, so it is really important to make sure that your laundry is rinsed properly.
There are lots of ways you can make your laundry eczema-friendly. Read on to discover the best washing powder for eczema.