There is NO evidence that adding “antiseptic” to bathwater makes it safer for you to bath. The idea that using antiseptic is somehow “superior” or “better” is a SCAM and a MYTH only used in marketing to defraud people.
You do NOT need/have to add antiseptic to your bathwater. On our skins and inside the woman’s vagina are helpful protective bacteria called “normal flora” which are like foot soldiers that defend and protect our skins and the woman’s vagina from outside infections.
Antiseptic liquids kill and wipe away these protective footsoldiers. And what happens next- as you can imagine- is the skin starts having infections and the vagina starts to have a bad odour, terrible discharge and severe itching. This is why you notice that you become very dependent on the antiseptic soap/liquids and your skin can’t do without it.
Just the same way, ROUTINE use of antibiotics is bad for you- the routine use of antiseptic liquids/soaps is BAD FOR YOUR SKIN. Stop wasting your money, stop adding antiseptic to bathwater. Simple plain soap and water are perfect for you to have your bath. That’s the truth.
In fact, if there’s any risk to the routine use of antiseptic liquids- it is the fact that they kill the beneficial bacteria from your skin and allow very dangerous and potentially antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria to thrive. That’s why you keep getting repeated skin problems.
That’s why some of you notice that after using the antiseptic liquid in bath water for a long time- the moment you try to stop it- your skin starts breaking out. It’s because the antiseptic made your skin so dependent on it. That’s very very bad for your skin and for your health.
There’s also research suggesting that too long exposure of the skin, especially in children, may lead to having skin allergies and hay fever- because of the lack of exposure to normal bacteria that antiseptic liquids routinely wipe out. And these bacteria help develop the immune system.
Click the link below to learn more from Nigeria based UK doctor, Dr Olufunmilayo
RUN from antiseptic liquids. They are bad for your skin. They are bad for your body. Except and unless a dermatologist particularly recommends it for you, run from them. Plain simple soap and water are all you need. That is 100% effective for cleaning your body.
What if there are germs in the water?
Actually your body needs those germs to develop a stronger defence system. Your skin has a natural protective system that automatically fights it off. The possibility of germs is NOT an excuse to routinely add antiseptic to bathwater.
If you think the bathwater may not be safe, boil hot water till it’s really hot and add that to the rest of your bath water- or simply have a hot water bath. That is a safer, healthier, medically better option to bathing than routine daily use of antiseptic in bathwater.
What if the water makes me itch?
If water makes you itch, and it does that all the time, an antiseptic is NOT the answer to that. You need to speak to a doctor and find out what exactly is causing it because there are many medical causes to itching. I will advise you to do that.
Sometimes water makes you itch because you tend to itch easily. It is a psychological deception to assume an antiseptic soap or antiseptic in the bathwater is the automatic answer to that. Again, let me be quite clear; That is NOT the answer.
So are antiseptic liquids totally useless?
Of course not. They can be used to clean dirty wounds. They may be recommended ONLY by a DERMATOLOGIST for a SHORT PERIOD of time- if the expert thinks it may help. But ROUTINE DAILY use of antiseptic in bath water is medically unsafe.
How about babies? Can we use for babies?
No. A capital no. It is NOT necessary for babies, for children or for anyone. The daily routine use of antiseptic in bath water is NOT recommended and is NOT safe medically. Use simple soap and clean hot water. That’s ALL you need.
But nurses ask for it after delivery
It’s unnecessary and those “nurses” are only enforcing a mediocre mentality. Simple soap and water are enough to bath a baby. You can boil the water. But no baby needs to have routine antiseptic in their bath water always. It’s too unsafe.
Oh but so-so company advertises that we must use their antiseptic in bathwater
Lol. Of course, any company that produces these things will market it and try to sell it to you. But you must understand that many times, “marketing” is mostly lies and propaganda- not facts or truth.
What many antiseptic liquid companies are doing in their adverts is to exploit your ignorance about how your skin NATURALLY fights off germs and also use your fear about germs against you. They then use that to smuggle in a magic antiseptic liquid that you need to routinely use. It’s a lie. So all they are doing is making money off your ignorance and your fears.
They know you don’t know any better and they make money off you. It’s simply business. They didn’t force you to buy. You were only ignorant- And it’s not just you. It’s all of us. And now that you know better: Change your ways.
Not because the routine use of antiseptic in bath water is pointless, it is a waste of money and it is potentially harmful by destroying your skin and making it dependent on it.
Again a few ideas for people who say the “water is dirty”:
Leave the water to settle. All the dirt will go down. Pour the clean top to another bucket. Boil it if you can. And use it to bath. If water is so visibly dirty it will not even settle, there’s no point bathing with it.
Another option is to get a water filter. A water filter can help to make your water clean and you can then use it to bathe afterwards. And if you can, Boiling the water and bathing with hot water is enough.
Ask at any of the big supermarkets or shopping malls. Filter your water. Boil your water. And use it for bathing or drinking. That’s ALL you need to do.
So what do I do with all the antiseptic liquids that I already have in my house?
Use it to wash your floors, wash your sink, wash your tiles, wash your toilet, and go wash strictly your hands after using the toilet or doing anything dirty. But NEVER use it in bathwater, please.
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