Propylene Glycol 30% aq

This patient information on Propylene Glycol 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 Propylene Glycol. Your immune system reacts with its defense mechanisms with each exposure of Propylene Glycol 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 will be propylene glycol 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.

Used widely as a vehicle for topical medicines, cosmetics, foods and industry. It may also be used as a food additive.

Where is chemical found?

Automotive brake fluid
Baby lotions or creams
Bakers Coconut
Cake and cake mixes
Cerumenex drops
Chloromycetin otic
Cortisporin Otic solution
Cortisporin Otic suspension
Diaper wipes
Dream-Whit Whipped Topping Mix
Duncan Hines cake mixes
Ear drops
EKG Gels
Food colors
Food machinery lubricant
Food preservative
Glass cleaner
Hellman’s Big H (Sandwich mix)
Household cleaning products
Humectant for tobacco
Inhibitor of fermentation
Injectable Valium
KY Jelly
Lidosporin Otic solution
Medication patches
Orlex HC otic drops
Orlex Otic drops
Otic Neo-Cort-Dome suspension.
Otic Tridesilon Solution
Otobione-Otic suspension
Pfeiffer Cole Slaw
Room deodorizers
Salad Dressings
Soft drinks
Vaginal cream
VoSol HC Otic Solution
VoSol Otic Solution
Wise butter flavor popcorn

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 Propylene Glycol 30% aq. 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.
It may take 2 to 3 weeks of avoiding exposure before improvement of your eruption begins.

Other names you may see this chemical:

Methyl glycol

© John “Lucky” Meisenheimer, M.D.  2019