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Amidoamine


This patient information on Amidoamine is provided by John L. Meisenheimer, M.D. a board certified Dermatologist and skin care specialist based in Orlando, Florida. This information is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice or treatment of a dermatologist or other physician.

The results from your patch testing showed a positive reaction (contact allergy) to Amidoamine. Your immune system reacts with its defense mechanisms with each exposure of this Amidoamine to your skin. It is unknown why certain individuals develop allergic sensitivities. In some it may take repeat exposures over long periods of time before an allergy develops. Once you have become sensitized (allergic) your immune system always "remembers" and you will be Amidoamine sensitive. If you currently have eczema this chemical may be the cause but other factors may play a role as well. The information below will help you avoid this allergen.

This chemical is used in the synthesis of Cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB),
a mild surfactant. Found most commonly in soap, shampoos, conditioners and body washes. Contamination of CAPB products with Amidoamine may cause allergic reactions to Amidoamine.

Where is chemical found?

Body Washes
Liquid Soap
Personal-Care Products
Shampoos/Conditioners
Soaps

Hints on avoiding chemical:

Choose product listed only on your personalized contact allergen database, which has been provided to you. Products listed on your contact allergen resource database will be free of Amidoamine and safe to use.

Please be aware that if your spouse or significant other uses topical skin care products that contain this chemical skin-to-skin transfer may occur to you.

Other names you may see this chemical listed as:

Curing Agent 323

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