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GLUTEN: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

GLUTEN: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Food and skin allergies don’t always correlate (different cells are involved) and gluten is not a common skin allergen.

BACITRACIN: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

BACITRACIN: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Much as you don’t want to pour gasoline on a fire, you don’t want your wound care to give you a new skin problem! Bacitracin, a popular topical antibiotic, is an allergen.
ALUMINUM CHLOROHYDRATE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

ALUMINUM CHLOROHYDRATE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Allergic sensitivity to aluminum chlorohydrate is very rare, which is why it is not on published lists of common allergens.
YLANG-YLANG, GERANIUM: Allergen Or Not An Allergen?

YLANG-YLANG, GERANIUM: Allergen Or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Both Ylang-Ylang and Geranium are on the published lists of the most common allergens. Many essential and aromatherapy oils contain natural ingredients that may smell and feel wonderful but are top allergens.

RICE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

RICE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Rice is not on published common allergen lists. But if you have sensitive skin or have patch tested positive to bleaches and preservatives, white rice should give you pause, as eating rice that contains or was exposed to these substances could result in skin problems around the mouth or elsewhere.
SNAIL EXTRACT (MUCUS): Allergen or Not An Allergen?

SNAIL EXTRACT (MUCUS): Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
As of the latest publications, snail secretion filtrate (also known as snail juice or snail mucus or snail slime) is not on common allergen lists.
BENZOPHENONES: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

BENZOPHENONES: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
2014’s Allergen Of The Year, benzophenones are popular in several products because of their UV-absorbing properties.
SILICONE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

SILICONE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Silicones are not on published allergen lists and are normally well tolerated in multiple uses, from creams and makeup, to contact lenses.
COBALT: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

COBALT: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
A strong, common allergen, cobalt is a naturally-occurring metal, frequently found with nickel, and was Allergen of the Year in 2016.
TURMERIC: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

TURMERIC: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Turmeric — in its natural and organic state, not processed with allergens or processed into a flavor extract — is an excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant…and is not a common allergen. Or at least, it hasn’t yet made it onto the published common allergen lists.

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