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Doctor insights on: Phenoxyethanol Side Effects

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ETG test: Is there a list of pers. care ingredients that cause/yield incidental exposure to alcohol or its breakdown products? Is Phenoxyethanol one?

ETG test: Is there a list of pers. care ingredients  that cause/yield incidental exposure to alcohol or its breakdown products? Is Phenoxyethanol one?

Don't know of a list: but phenoxyethanol would not be on it in any case. Ethanol is NOT absorbed through intact skin, and in this product, the ethanol is complexed with a benzene ring that does not allow it to become free. Only alcohol containing mouthwashes that are swallowed, and skin sanitizers that are inhaled can cause positive ETGs. If a sensible cut-off (250-500 ng/ml) is used, this eliminates most of them. ...Read more

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What it the safety profile of phenoxyethanol as a preservative? Can I use skin care product containing phenoxyethanol if I am breastfeeding?

What it the safety profile of phenoxyethanol				  as a preservative? Can I use skin care product containing phenoxyethanol if  I am breastfeeding?

It's probably ok: But how about you just get products that are totally safe? I love the environmental working group's website for finding safe products and for evaluating the safety of the ones you have. Here's the page for phenoxyethanol: http://www.Ewg.Org/skindeep/ingredient/704811/phenoxyethanol/. It says it is low to moderate in toxicity. ...Read more

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Is Cerave moisture cream for toddler with eczema safe? Her dr. recommended it.. but I noticed ingredients such as: phenoxyethanol and propyl paraben?

Is Cerave moisture cream for toddler with eczema safe? Her dr. recommended it.. but I noticed ingredients such as: phenoxyethanol and propyl paraben?

Safe: This is safe to use on children. If you are concerned about parabens (found in most cosmetic preparations), you could apply petroleum jelly or solid vegetable shortening instead (Crisco). ...Read more

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Side effects of pills?

Too vague: A question. Different pills/meds have different effects as well side effects. ...Read more

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What are side effects of gin?

What are side effects of gin?

Same as any alcohol: Less likely to cause hangover, but causes the same liver inflammation, scarring and damage as any other form of alcohol, as well as damage to esophagus, stomach, pancreas. Also can be toxic to the heart, the immune system, the bone marrow (which makes our blood components), impairing our ability to fight infections and our general immune system. PLUS, it causes many kinds of cancers. ...Read more

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Does cbt have any side effects?

Does cbt have any side effects?

CBT: Cbt is mostly free of side effects, but during the treatment you may well feel some anxiety. For instance, exposure and response prevention are part of cbt treatment for obsessive compulsive d/o. With ocd, the person is unconsciously using compulsive behaviors to bind anxiety -- and if prevented, will temporarily feel anxiety. The therapist will help you through this. ...Read more

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Side effects of nasovion drops?

Side effects: The medication has minimal side effects and is basically harmless. ...Read more