I just made a new friend and she recently completed chemotherapy for breast cancer. I make home made soaps and I am planning on making an Olive Oil soap for her since I am told it is the most gentle. No fragrance obviously. I would also like to make her a body butter to help combat her dry skin. Obviously I won't be using fragrance in that either and only the highest quality butters and oils. Is there anything I should know that will make sure this product will be safe for her and not an irritant? I plan to use Coco, Mango, Kokum and Shea butters, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E. Should any of those be avoided for her particular situation? Thank you in advance.
On the other hand, Dr. Sheppard reports successful outcomes when using cyclosporine in patients with dry eye who have pure aqueous tear deficiency. For patients with dry eye accompanied by redness, blepharitis, significant tarsal changes, or ocular allergy, he administers induction therapy with a topical steroid at one visit and then maintains them on cyclosporine for the long term. Once the patients are in a successful maintenance phase, Dr. Sheppard recommends that they use their steroid for acute flare-ups triggered by travel, allergies, respiratory infection, or exposure to environmental irritants. His steroid of choice for this indication is loteprednol.