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Dgnsd w/+1 propylene glycol, 2-etylhexyl-p-methoxycinnamate, 4-phenylenediamine, & methyl methacrylate allergies. Need nonirritating products. Advice?

Dgnsd w/+1 propylene glycol, 2-etylhexyl-p-methoxycinnamate, 4-phenylenediamine, & methyl methacrylate allergies. Need nonirritating products. Advice?

Contact allergies: You should have been. Given information by your testing physician on what products are safe to use. If you go to truetest.Com, you can information sheets on the products you mentioned to void possiblel triggering agents. ...Read more

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Nizoral (ketoconazole) contains SLS and Parabens. True Or False?

Nizoral (ketoconazole) contains SLS and Parabens. True Or False?

Here is a list of th: ingredients in Nizoral (ketoconazole) cream:purified water, propylene glycol, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, sorbitan stearate, polysorbate 60, polysorbate 80, sodium sulphite (E221) and isopropyl myristate. Remember if generic is given other ingredients may be found ...Read more

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Would these cause a positive ETG test . Cetyl, Stearyl, Cetearyl alcohols. Panthenol, Phenoxyethenol, Butylene Glycol, Propanol, Propylene Glycol. ?

Would these cause a positive ETG test .
Cetyl, Stearyl, Cetearyl alcohols. 
Panthenol, Phenoxyethenol, Butylene Glycol, Propanol, Propylene Glycol.
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Only ethanol makeEtG: Those compounds aren't metabolized to EtG. Food products (vanilla), hygiene products, mouthwash, or OTC medications (cough syrups) containing ethanol can cause EtG levels to exceed 100 ng/mL but not 500 ng/mL. If measurable ethanol is detected (greater than .04 gm%) in the urine & EtG is >250 ng/mL, or if EtG > 500 ng/mL, then this is very strong evidence that beverage alcohol was consumed. ...Read more

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Are these ingredients safe in a cleanser to use? Methylparaben Butylparaben, Propylparaben, I have under-active thyroid.

Are these ingredients safe in a cleanser to use?  Methylparaben  Butylparaben, Propylparaben, I have under-active thyroid.

Best avoided: Parabens are commonly used in cosmetics but are known endocrine disruptors, having estrogen-like effects which may increase risk of breast cancer. No one knows how hazardous they are but I advise choosing products that are paragon-free. See http://tinyurl.com/hvksgz3 for more on parabens and http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ for info on choosing non-toxic cosmetics and cleansers. ...Read more

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Is sodium coco sulfate safer than sodium lauryl sulfate?

Is sodium coco sulfate safer than sodium lauryl sulfate?

Not sure: Not sure about all those ingredients in our shampoos, conditioners, soaps, and creams. I presume they all end up in our waters when we shower. The site, http://chemicaloftheday.Squarespace.Com/qa/2011/9/26/sodium-coco-sulfate.Html, has a well-written answer. If the answer is correct, it sounds like the 2 chemicals are similar and equally good or equally bad, depending on one's view. ...Read more

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Could hydroxycut contain amphetamine derivatives?

Could hydroxycut contain amphetamine derivatives?

No, but: I am guessing you had a positive urine screening test for amphetamines. EVERY medication used for weight loss and/or decongestants has the potential to give a positive on the SCREENING test for amphetamines. These medications (pseudoephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) phenylephrine, phenylpropanolamine and MANY others) resemble the amphetamine molecule. The confirmatory tests, however, will be negative. ...Read more

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Hello I'm using a Sunscreen with "Propylparaben" "methylparaben" "Octinoxate" "Octisalate" Some sources say these ingredients are harmful is it true?

Hello I'm using a Sunscreen with "Propylparaben" "methylparaben" "Octinoxate" "Octisalate"
Some sources say these ingredients are harmful is it true?

Depends: Anyone can develop a sensitivity or intolerance to any additive that is found in things you apply to the skin.The parabens are one such family of additives. They are product stabilizers that help the product maintain potency over time. Most will never have a problem with most ingredients.They have been linked to "back acne" in sensitive people. ...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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Are anti-perspirant deodorants that include paraben harmful?

Are anti-perspirant deodorants that include paraben harmful?

Parabens: Parabens are the most common preservative overall. Some people become allergic to them. If you are not allergic to them, it is fine to use products that contain them. If you are having an allergic contact dermatitis to a product, see your dermatologist and you can be tested to see what components of the product to are allergic to. Parabens are not the most common cause of allergic contact dermat. ...Read more

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Will Orphenadrine Citrate contain magnesium stearate and silica-colloidal anhydrous?

Will Orphenadrine Citrate contain magnesium stearate and silica-colloidal anhydrous?

What's your ??: The chemicals you mentioned are generally inactive ingredients to help a active ingredient dissolve and be absorbed in the GI tract. They basically keep the muscle relaxant pill from remaining a solid plug that doesn't get absorbed. ...Read more

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Is klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion good?

Is klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) lotion good?

Yes: The sulfa in Klaron (sodium sulfacetamide) may help. If your acne is troublesome, prescription treatments can usually clear it up. I generally start with topical clindamycin; i required 25 years on oral tetracycline and got fairly good results, while a dermatologist can clear up even the toughest cases with retinoic acid analogues. Good luck. ...Read more