Urea

Hi, I am nursing my 13 month old daughter and have read in numerous places that urea is not safe for breast feeding mothers. I have issues with my feet. They are quite calloused, 18 years of wearing high heels, and sports throughout my childhood. Nothing I use seems to work to break down the callous and heal my severe dry skin. The podiatrist I saw gave me an RX for 40% urea but I have been nervous to use. Our daughter has some really rough irritated patches of severely dry skin on her chin and some cracking on her big toes just below her fatty little pad. Nothing I use seems to work. I found your webiste after our pediatrician suggested 1% otc hydrocortisone cream for her toes. Just after 2 days of using it, her toe seems to be peeling more where it is cracked. In terms of her face I have been using natural products but doesn't seem to touch the dry skin patches on her face as well as on her body. But the patch on her face is the worst! Do you have any information on the safety of your products with urea while I am breastfeeding and for our daughters skin (dry issues)?

Thank you-Steffanie D. - Colorado, USA

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by: Nanette

Hello Steffanie,

You certainly can use the All Over Face & Body Wash as your daughter's shampoo and many moms like to use it as their preferred shampoo for their baby. Regarding using tea tree oil while pregnant and nursing, http://www.livestrong.com/article/355888-risks-of-using-tea-tree-oil-during-pregnancy/ says the following: "there is some clinical evidence that indicates it is safe to use in the proper dilution and when applied correctly to the skin." Unfortunately there is not a whole lot of studies done on the use of EO's during pregnancy and lactation so Steffanie, my personal recommendation is to only use very small amounts of tea tree oil (a drop or two) suspended in a carrier oil or cream as this EO is super strong and powerful and a very little goes "a long way". In our Herbal Shampoo Treatment, the amount of tea tree oil is extremely small compared to the entire ingredient list as, again, very small amounts of tea tree are ever really needed to benefits from its properties. You can even place a drop or two in our cream and then apply it to your affected toe/s as our cream also has antifungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial properites. I want to commend you for not using the toxic ingredients contained in prescribed nail fungus creams/solutions as these travel your blood stream and can even get in mom's milk.

Please keep me posted on your baby's and your progress Steffanie.

Warm Regards,
Nanette

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by: Steffanie

Nanette,

Thank you for your response, I appreciate the information on the Urea. Yes, I read the ingredients of the RX from the podiatrist and it was scary how many toxic ingredients are present. I ordered your complete kit for the products you suggested. Can I also use the body and face wash as shampoo for my baby daughter?

May I also ask your opinion on using tea tree oil topically for nursing or pregnant moms? I have done a lot of reading on that oil and it has antiseptic and anti fungal qualities. I see that it is in the shampoo. I ask specifically about tea tree oil, as I did a round of laser treatments on a toe nail that contracted some fungus :(. I picked up athletes foot while pregnant and my big toenail went bad too. Along with the laser I have been applying tea tree oil and coconut oil to supplement the laser. The prescribed nail fungus solution had so many toxic components I refused to use it! Any suggestions is greatly appreciated as I am still nursing our daughter as I previously mentioned. We are looking forward to receiving your products!!

Thank you

Steffanie

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Response to: Urea
by: Nanette with Skin-Remedies.com

Hello Steffanie,

Rest assured that our products that contain urea are safe and gentle for all ages and we have lots of pregnant moms that use the cream on their growing belly to help keep the skin healthy. We also have nursing moms who use the products and of course, they are safe on babies skin as well. First, know that anything over 20% urea is totally unnecessary and in fact, can possibly end up drying the skin as too much of a good thing is not always "better". The other thing to consider is what are the 40% urea RX cream contents that your podiatrist prescribed? It definitely matters what the urea is in so that only healthy, naturally based ingredients can assist in skin restoration. Regarding hydrocortisone cream, we have a page on our website that is vitally important in helping the public become more aware of the harmful side effects of steroidal drugs/creams: http://www.skin-remedies.com/hydrocortisone-cream.html

Here are my recommendations for you and your baby daughter: for your feet, first cleanse only with our All Over Face & Body Wash followed by an application of our Double Strength TheraCream twice daily. This cream is specially formulated of the thicker skin on the feet and works well to penetrate the 7 layers of skin to replenish much needed moisture. For your baby, cleanse with the wash I mentioned and follow with an application of our Face & Neck TheraCream for her facial area (chin) and for her feet and other bodily areas apply our My Daughter's Hand & Body TheraCream twice daily.

Please keep me posted on both yours and your baby's progress Steffanie.

Warm Regards,
Nanette

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