My Dad is a retired civil engineer and unfortunately for him recently suffered a severe and itchy allergic rash on his legs caused by exposure to a biological washing powder.
After trying a topical antihistamine cream Dad went to his GP who prescribed antibiotics then, as a last resort, a steroid cream known as Betnovate-C.
According to the information leaflet accompanying the tube of cream it ‘may stain hair, skin, or fabric’. So, what’s it doing to your skin, my Dad wondered.
That aside, after a successful treatment, he was a bit puzzled as to how wash out a particularly stubborn mark on the bedsheets. His mind was put at rest by the instructions on the cream’s leaflet – ‘stains may be removed with a biological washing powder,’ it said.