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Paraben Mix

 

This patient information on Paraben Mix 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 Paraben mix. Your immune system reacts with its defense mechanisms with each exposure of Paraben Mix 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 Paraben 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.

These preservatives are commonly found in cosmetics and skin care products.

Where is chemical found?

Bandages
Blushers
Bronzers
Candies
Cleansers
Contraceptives
Cover sticks
Ear drops
Eye drops
Eye shadow
Eyeliners
Fats
Foundations
Frozen dairy products
Fruit juice
Glues
Hair balsam
Highlighters
Jams
Jellies
Liniment
Lipsticks
Local anesthetics
Makeup removers
Marinated fish products
Mascara
Mayonnaise
Moisturizers
Mustard
Night cream
Nose Sprays
Oils
Powders
Processed vegetables
Quick-dry nail products
Rectal creams
Salad dressings
Self-tanners
Shampoo
Shoe polish
Soap
Soft drinks
Spiced sauces
Sunscreens
Syrups
Textiles
Vaginal creams

Hints on avoiding chemical:

Choose products 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 Paraben mix and safe to use.
Please be aware that if your spouse or significant other topical skins care products that contain this chemical skin to skin transfer may occur to you.
It may take 2 to 3 weeks of avoiding exposures before improvement of your eruption begins.

Other names you may see this chemical listed as:

Aseptoforml
Butylparaben
Ethylparaben
Germaben II
Lexgard
Liqua Par
Methylparaben
Nipagin
Nipastat
Parahydroxybenzoate
Parahydroxybenzoic acid
Parasept
Perservaben
Phenonip
Propylparaben
Protaben
Undebenzofene-C

 

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