alternatives to kleenex?

the munchkin is under the weather. she has super sensitive skin and i've just discovered that she is allergic? having a reaction? to kleenex with lotion. does anybody have any soothing alternatives to facial tissues?
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Could wet wipe thingys be an alternative?
now that her face is raw she won't let me come near her with a wipey because she says they burn.
Her nose might just be raw from the friction, especially if you use the anti-viral ones, which are super rough and packed with citric acid to kill the germs.

And what kind of wipes are you using? The little kids diaper wipes shouldn't burn....
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I'd use cloth. Cloth handkerchiefs are great, especially if they are well worn and washed many times...very soft. If you don't already have some, then just use any cloth that is well worn...old dishtowels, old washcloths, old cloth diapers (I have a stack of these that I use to plop my hair), even old t-shirts.
It could just be the repeated action of wiping away at her nose that's causing the redness and irritation. I know that when I get a really bad cold or sinus infection, that irritation is always the end result no matter how gentle or soothing the tissues claim to be or what brand of tissue I use.

I find that applying a balmy chapstick like cocoa butter product or just plain old Vaseline on that area regularly through out the day helps to combat that issue.

If you're really sure its the lotion, I would just use the plain kleenex and, perhaps, moisten the tissue with a bit of water before I use it or get a pack of unscented wetwipes like wile suggested. Alternatively, if you don't mind the extra laundry, you could get a pack of hankies or, better yet, some of those extra soft baby washcloths and use them on her instead.
I would use a soft cloth soaked in very warm water to pat her nose and use a moisturizer that doesn't irritate her skin. I wouldn't wipe too hard, just press it against her nose. Poor baby. Boo boo buddies may also help. They are very cold and can be soothing.
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oh its definitely the "lotion" in the tissue that she's reacting to. we're a pretty healthy bunch, so i didn't even have facial tissues on hand other than a little pocket pack stashed in my purse. she's raw under her nose (i've been using raw shea butter on that) from all the wiping but the rash around her nose didn't appear until i bought the tissues with lotion. it's confined to the rest of the places where the tissue touches her face (the bridge of her nose, her cheeks, her chin).

and you would think that baby products would be gentle but they're full of chemicals too. when she was a newborn it took me forever to figure out that the rash she had was not baby acne, but an allergic reaction to her bath wash (i still feel guilty about that).
Buy non-lotioned tissues and make the best of it, I suppose. I would try and find some that aren't overly rough and slather the sides of her nose with something moisturizing.

OR you can use cloth, but then you have to wash all of them. Or look for baby wipes that don't have as many chemicals in them.
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yeah i guess i was hoping someone would say "hey! i know of a great organic line that uses all natural fairy dust as a moisturizer. they're cheap and widely available too!" boo.

i'll try some old wash cloths. thanks!
Baby wipes can be very irritating. My grandchildren have sensitive skin and these can't be used on their faces.
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Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
yeah i guess i was hoping someone would say "hey! i know of a great organic line that uses all natural fairy dust as a moisturizer. they're cheap and widely available too!" boo.

i'll try some old wash cloths. thanks!
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Since she is already irritated, I don't think I'd use old washclothes, because of their texture. I think you need something smoother, like a chamoise cloth.
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The gerber diapers (the cheapo ones, not the 3-ply or whatever ones) are great cloths. http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...ductId=2457808
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Not a suggestion for the clothes, you've already gotten that.

Last winter, my sensitive, rosacea skin became chaffed and irritated from the dry cold that we had. I used Tamanu oil as my before bed moisturizer because any of my other moisturizers burned. If you have that, emu (and possibly argon) oil, they have "healing" properties. They also help "seal" the area, don't burn when you put them on, etc.
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There are these things called Boogie Wipes that might work. They're just saline moistened wipes and you can get them pretty much anywhere now. They don't burn and after last year with all my daughter's many MANY colds and illnesses, she asks for them.
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i'm going to try to find some boogie wipes today!
I would follow RCW's handkerchief advice and avoid anything wet.

My nose used to get chapped when I used lotion tissues, because they got too wet from the lotion as much as I had to use them when sick. They were great for infrequent allergy needs, but plain ol' extra double quilted softness (or cloth) is best when sick!

If you know anyone who sells Mary Kay, the "pink goop" (extra emollient night cream) helps chapping and sores heal up well. I might start in a small spot elsewhere to test if she reacts to it first, though, with all her allergies! (I am allergic to many things... 43 of the 45 things for which I have been tested.... but no problems with the EENC.)
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i bought 3 packs of boogie wipes last night. i kind of wish they weren't scented though. the grape scent smells so good that i want to taste them!
Use a q-tip and place neosporin in the inner edge of her nose and around it. Do this before she goes to bed and it won't be all crusted over and sore when she wakes up. Also, Boudreaux's Baby Kisses for chapped cheeks and lips is awesome!

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