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Doctor insights on: Butylene Glycol Interactions

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Is polyethylene and propylene glycol the same?

Is polyethylene and propylene glycol the same?

NO!: Polyethylene glycol is found in polyesters, but propylene glycol is an organic alcohol found in some cosmetics. ...Read more

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Is loss of appetite a side effect of polyethelene glycol?

Is loss of appetite a side effect of polyethelene glycol?

Not usually: PEG is a colorless, odorless, nonabsorbable substance that bulks the stools resulting in softer more frequent BMs. Immediately after a dose, the patient may feel fuller but this usually subsides quickly. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What can someone (adult) take for allergy to polypropelene glycol?

What can someone (adult) take for allergy to polypropelene glycol?

Avoid the chemical: Polypropylene glycol is a liquid at room temperature and although it is not a true allergy, it is an irritant to the eyes and other mucus membranes (nose, mouth) and possibly after prolonged contact with skin. Best treatment is avoidance of this product. Toxic effects can be severe. ...Read more

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In what way does ethylene glycol cause hemolysis?

In what way does ethylene glycol cause hemolysis?

Least of troubles: Ethylene glycol causes death by acidfying the body and producing crystals in the brain and kidney; there are problem direct toxic effects on some of the metabolic pathways as well. Hemolysis, if it occurs, is the least of these patients' problems. This question appears elsewhere and i wonder if some misguided teacher is asking it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there glycerin and propylene glycol free lotions?

Are there glycerin and propylene glycol free lotions?

CereVe: There is a line of creams, lotions, and cleansers called cereve, which is available over the counter. They are free of propylene glycol. They are expensive but worth it if you are allergic. I have just become aware that I am allergic-- this propylene glycol is everywhere----deodorants, cottonelle wipes, etc, so just switching lotions may not be enough! yikes! good luck to both of us ! ...Read more

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Can you tell me is propelyn glycol (e-cigs) harmful to the lungs?

Can you tell me is propelyn glycol (e-cigs) harmful to the lungs?

Wish I could: While there does not appear to be any obvious toxicity, it simply has not been studied, because courts have ruled that the fda does not have jurisdiction over it, and the manufacturers have not been required to do any safety or other studies. So, nobody really knows - not only the effects of the propylene glycol, but of the other additives, flavors and preservatives that may be present. ...Read more

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What is the difference between propylene glycol and ethylene glycol?

What is the difference between propylene glycol and ethylene glycol?

The "ol" on the ends: Basically means that both compounds are alcohols. But there are many, many alcohols that are used in various products. The more dangerous of the 2 is the ethylene glycol which is found in antifreeze and a number of other products. ...Read more