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Doctor insights on: Phenoxyethanol Uses

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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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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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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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What are the possible symptoms of an allergic reaction to phenyxyethan?

What are the possible symptoms of an allergic reaction to phenyxyethan?

Phenoxyethanol: Do you mean "phenoxyethanol?" according to a warning by the fda of 2008 "phenoxyethanol is a preservative that is primarily used in cosmetics and medications. It also can depress the central nervous system and may cause vomiting and diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration in infants". ...Read more

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What is epaderm use for?

Epaderm: This consists of emulsifying wax, yellow soft paraffin, liquid paraffin - it is applied to dry skin and it acts as a barrier preventing loss of water. Hence the skin stays moist. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use meladerm?

Is it ok to use meladerm?

Most likely safe: Meladerm is an over the counter skin lightening agent. It contains no prescription medications. It does have some acids used for chemical peels so be careful not to overuse it. Chemical peels can be very useful for treating many skin conditions. The real question is it effective enought to justify the cost. ...Read more

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Is it charity to use chip?

Is it charity to use chip?

CHIP: The children’s health insurance program (chip) provides health coverage for children whose families can’t afford private health insurance but who make too much money to be eligible for medicaid. I guess the answer to your question depends on your definition of charity. ...Read more