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    Talcum Powder


    I'm a consumer of bath powder. I stopped using talc several months ago because of the cancer scare. I switched to cornstarch powder, but for some reason, that makes me itch. I am running out of options. Any suggestions?
    Last edited by debodun; 10-24-2018 at 11:57 AM.
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    I don't use any at all. I'm always afraid to breathe it in and it gets on my clothes.

    One of my friends who is a large woman, had some kind of rash under a fold of her stomach. She used powder made with cornstarch. She was telling us how the cornstarch made it worse... some kind of yeast infection that the corn was feeding. Her doctor gave her something to clear it up, then told her to use athlete's foot powder to keep the area dry in the future.

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    This is a good powder. The wife and I use it. No talc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadishRose View Post
    One of my friends who is a large woman, had some kind of rash under a fold of her stomach. She used powder made with cornstarch. She was telling us how the cornstarch made it worse... some kind of yeast infection that the corn was feeding.
    Sounds similar to my problem.
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    Check with your doctor Deb. I don't remember the med he had her take, but she said it relieved her quickly.

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    No powders for me. They tend to pollute the air and I'm picky about what I breathe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gennie View Post
    No powders for me. They tend to pollute the air and I'm picky about what I breathe.

    Ditto!!! I don't think I've used talc since I was a child...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollydolly View Post
    Ditto!!! I don't think I've used talc since I was a child...
    Ditto for me, too. I've always had dry skin (very prevalent here in the desert where there is very low humidity) and I think powders would just make that worse; I use tons of moisturizing lotions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollydolly View Post
    Ditto!!! I don't think I've used talc since I was a child...
    Me either!

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    For a short while I used a deodorant powder for my underarms, but it wasn't very effective. Other than that, I haven't used powder since my kids were babies and I used Johnson's Baby Powder on them after their baths.
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    I've never used powder in my adult life at all, hope you find something that works for you Deb.

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    I have skin folds that would be the envy of a sharpei. Have to have something to keep them dry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappy View Post
    This is a good powder. The wife and I use it. No talc.
    Do you happen to know how much your cost. I looked at the local WalMart page - over $20 for a 10 oz container?
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    No powders here but if I had to I'd use some dabs of baking soda. I some times use that for underarms.

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