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RUBBER IN GOGGLES: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

RUBBER IN GOGGLES: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Rubber is one of the top allergens and can also cause problems in rubberized plastics. It can cause rashes, peeling, itching but also hyper- and hypopigmentations.

OATMEAL: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

OATMEAL: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Not on published allergen lists, oatmeal is a traditionally popular ingredient to help manage atopic and contact dermatitis and other skin problems.
COCONUT JAM: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

COCONUT JAM: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
The relatively healthier spread coconut jam is not a published common allergen. To make sure you lower the risk of a skin reaction around the mouth or elsewhere, choose pure coconut jam with only coconut sugar and coconut oil or coconut milk as the ingredients.
THIURAM: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

THIURAM: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
What do onions, erasers, condoms, garden hoses, makeup sponges, balloons, sneakers and swimsuits have in common? Many contain thiuram or thiuram mix, or residue from thiuram sprayed on them.
“SULFATES”: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

“SULFATES”: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
“Sulfates” is a pretty broad term that has gotten a lot of bad press. While some of these bubble-producers are proven irritants, they are not on published allergen lists.
ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
This is a little tricky but let’s break it down: isopropyl alcohol is an irritant, it can be drying, but it is not an allergen.
NICKEL (the metal): Allergen or Not An Allergen?

NICKEL (the metal): Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Not just an allergen or a top allergen nickel is frequently the number one most common allergen on published allergen lists.

WHITE COTTON TOWEL: Allergen Or Not An Allergen?

WHITE COTTON TOWEL: Allergen Or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
While rough textures can irritate skin, pure, un-dyed or white cotton is not an 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.
SALT: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

SALT: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Salt is not on published lists of common allergens. But be wary of salt that has been bleached or processed, or that has additives that may be allergens. Raw, pure, organic rock salt from the ocean can even be a great skin scrub!
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