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    Default Allergies to Isothiazolinone & other chemicals

    I've started this post to hopefully try & educate people & raise awareness about the use of Isothiazolinone and it's related chemicals in skin care products.

    This chemical is commonly found in baby care products, skin care products & other cosmetics. It is a known cause of skin allergies and sensitivity. Some sufferers experience a rash, skin blisters, peeling or even facial swelling. Sometimes the reaction can be misdiagnosed as nappy rash!

    People are usually not sensitive initially, but due to overexposure & repeated application of a product containing the chemicals, a sensitivity develops over a period of time.

    Common names to look for in products are:
    Methylisothiazolinone (MIT, MI)
    Chloromethylisothiazolinone (CMIT, CMI, MCI)
    Benzisothiazolinone (BIT)
    Octylisothiazolinone (OIT, OI)
    Dichlorooctylisothiazolinone

    In this thread I will be adding a list of known products that contain this ingredients and also those products that are safe.

    Please feel welcome to discuss this topic and to post any pictures of your reactions, articles, unsafe or safe products that you have found.

    Also If you have any questions please post, however note that you should always see your doctor or health professional for any medical advice.

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    This was my daughter's face reaction at its worst stage. At this point we had seen GP & was referred to an allergy specialist.

    We suspected sunscreen was the culprit.
    She has all healed up now.

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    NOT SAFE!

    Curash - Simply Water wipes
    Huggies - Pure wipes
    Woolworths Once Upon a Time - Baby Sensitive Wash

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    Thanks for this info snooze. Of those products you have posted so far, are they the only ones in that brand? Eg with the Huggies wipes, is just that particular type and are the normal Huggies wipes ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [Mod] Nomsie View Post
    Thanks for this info snooze. Of those products you have posted so far, are they the only ones in that brand? Eg with the Huggies wipes, is just that particular type and are the normal Huggies wipes ok?
    No they are not the only ones in that brand. The pictures I have posted are just a selection that I found in the supermarkets which I found interesting as they are all labelled as being suitable for sensitive skin which can be deceiving.

    The only way to know for sure is to read the labels.

    As I find more safe or unsafe I will post.

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