Posted by: Holly | 2020/07/19


I have a rash on my body, do you know what it could be?

I used a new fabric softener and also a new body wash last week. I have now broken out with a huge rash on my stomach. Im pretty sure its contact dermatitis as i had a reaction about 5 years ago to a new fabric softener but just wanted to get some advice to see if you agree. I have really bad health anxiety so the coronavirus has freaked me out a lot and i have avoided going to the doctors for the past week when the rash was getting worse. Im now at a point where i think i might need to go but i really really dont want to.

Expert's Reply


Allergy expert
- 2020/08/05

It is possible that the fabric softener can cause contact dermatitis if it hasn't been rinsed adequately in the wash, They contain chemicals and fragrances which may be an issue for you on your skin. Try buying some Mylocrt cream to apply to the affected area twice daily. Otherwise you will have to see the GP.

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