I have terrible allergies & dry skin. If you believe your irritation is related to allergies you might want to try adding children's liquid Benadryl to a gentle lotion. For us the store bought kind doesn't have enough antihistamine. I use it on my self & my 2 kids who have unusual swelling from Mosquito bites. My 7 year old has experienced a few terrible rashes from allergies & I used a gentle soap + sugar + liquid Benadryl (generic works fine) to make a scrub (her Dr.s office said 1 awful rash was Rosacea due to strep?). I gave 1 sink bath & 1 soak w/ baking soda (also helpful) & a gentle wash w/ homemade scrub & it was gone. Hope this helps you,Z.