Have you ever suffered from dermatitis on your hands using certain baby wipes or soaps?  Many don’t realize this allergy till they switch soaps or baby wipes and find that their hands get better.  Those who suffer often are told by the doctor that it is eczema or contact dermatitis and there is nothing that can really be done but use certain prescribed ointments.  If you don’t like the idea of using these ointments the rest of your life because of potential side effects, then its important to start to ID-10038513educate yourself on the ingredients in your personal care products.   As an example the preservative methylisothiazolinone or MI according to this article in the New York Times  might be linked to rashes and allergies.  If you suffer from itchy dry hands it might be as simple as changing your personal care products to provide you some relief.  This is a good reminder to always read the ingredient label before purchasing baby wipes if you suffer from allergies or skin conditions.  If you do suffer from chronic dry itchy skin you should always consult a physician.  

Soaps and Baby Wipes that don’t contain MI:

Seventh Generation Original Soft and Gentle Free and Clear Baby Wipes

Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Fragrance Free Shampoo & Wash

Seventh Generation Hand Wash

Avalon Organics Glycerin Hand Soap – Lavender


Growing Scrutiny for an Allergy Trigger Used in Personal Care Products

 

Image of a Womans Hands courtesy of jannoon028 Photography at FreeDigitalPhotos.net