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Is it possible to have a reaction to this? I used the one with olive oil, aloe and sodium chloride listed as the only ingredients - a few days later (probably almost a week), broke out in a rash - everywhere where the soap touched (everywhere but my scalp and back<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">).<br><br>
I really didn't think it could have been from that, but I stopped using the soap immediately anyway, and the rash lasted 2 weeks.<br><br>
Then it went away for two weeks, and I was in a pinch and used the soap again. next day the rash is back - same exact rash.<br><br>
I'm also pretty sure I've used this soap before - like years ago, with no reaction.<br>
What do you think - does it sound like a reaction to this soap? how the heck could I be reacting to something with such benign ingredients!??!
 

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If that's the only thing you've done differently, then it must be the soap. And ANY thing can cause ANY reaction (my standard line is any food can cause any reaction, but I take it you aren't eating the soap!). Do you eat olive oil normally? If you don't normally have aloe in things, then maybe it's the aloe. You could do a patch test and put some aloe gel on a bandaid and put it on your stomach (after the rash is gone again) and see what happens. That's what the doctor told me to do to see if I was allergic to the Bacitracin or the Neosporin (turns out it was both).
 

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Well, I wouldn't use that bar (aloe allergy), but the plain kiss my face olive oil bar soap contains nothing (labeled) that I'm allergic to . . . yet when I use it, I break out in a prickly, itchy, horrid rash all over.<br><br>
So I don't use it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well, I wouldn't use that bar (aloe allergy), but the plain kiss my face olive oil bar soap contains nothing (labeled) that I'm allergic to . . . yet when I use it, I break out in a prickly, itchy, horrid rash all over.<br><br>
So I don't use it.</div>
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Do you really? That's really interesting - I'm definitely not going to use it anymore (I wouldn't have anyway, but at least now I know that it's at least possible to have a reaction like that even when you're not allergic to the listed ingredients!!!)
 
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