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Does sweat do any actual damage?

Postby sblake31 on Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:24 am

Hi, I just have a general question for anyone that has knowledge on sweat and eczema. Does sweat do any actual damage to the skin? I realize it's the sodium in the sweat that's aggitating my skin, but will it do any actual damage if I ignore the itching..?
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Re: Does sweat do any actual damage?

Postby Marcie Mom on Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:16 am

Hi! Don't think there's harm if you can control the itching from the irritation that sweat causes..

Excerpt from this dermatologist interview
http://eczemablues.com/2014/12/skin-ph- ... -products/

As for sweat, the biggest problem is the irritancy of the sweat itself. The salts from sweat can crystalize and act as an irritant to the skin. If you can see that your baby’s sweat has dried and has a salty residue, then I would recommend rinsing it off with plain water (no soap) to prevent it from becoming an irritant. If the sweat is not crystalized, I wouldn’t worry about it much.

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Re: Does sweat do any actual damage?

Postby sblake31 on Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:54 am

Ah great :) Thanks for the info
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