A 30-year-old female asked:
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allergy to propylene glycol. used new toothpaste now gums are inflamed, mouth burns itchy throat tightness & sores on gums. is peg-8 the same as pg?

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Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
Nearly: PEG is propylene glycol. The 8 is the number of ethylene glycol units attached. It is used in a variety of products including toothpaste. If you are allergic to propylene glycol stop using PEG 8 products.
Answered on Jan 17, 2020
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
PEG-8: PEG-8 is Polyethylene Glycol, a variant of Propylene glycol. If you a re allergic to one, avoid both.
Answered on Jan 17, 2020

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