1- Using a laundry detergent made for sensitive skin is beneficial. Scented fabric softener or dryer sheets may contribute to irritation.
2- Check labels and ingredients for chemicals that can flare eczema or other skin irritations.
3- Only use the recommended amount of detergent and use enough water for rinsing.
4- Wash your child’s new clothes before wearing. This will remove excess dyes and fabric finishers, which can cause irritation.
5- If your child is suffering from eczema, wash their clothes separately from other family members. This includes bath towels that your child has used or will use.
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