Common Culprits of Skin Irritation and Allergy

  • Nickel/chrome plated jewelry, snaps and buttons
  • Latex
  • Talc (powder often used in latex gloves)
  • Laundry detergent
    • fabric softener
    • soaps
    • lanolin
  • Fragrances found in:
    • dish soaps
    • detergents
    • fabric softeners
    • bath soap/shampoo
    • cosmetics
    • lotions
    • toilet paper
  • Topical medications:
    • Benzocaine (anesthetic)
    • Diphenhydromine (anti-itch)
    • Iodine (antiseptic)
    • PABA (sunscreen)
    • Neomycin (antibiotic)
  • Foods
    • wheat
    • dairy products (especially milk)
    • nuts
    • eggs



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