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Must read labels...: A person with contact dermatitis allergy to balsam or Peru, or some other reaction to the substance, he must read all labels (and hope the labels are accurate). DermNet New Zealand lists the following: hemorrhoidal suppositories and ointment eg: Anusol™, tincture of benzoin, wound spray, calamine lotion, dental cement, cough medicine, lozenges, lip preparations, insect repellents, toothpaste... ...Read more
Mercurochrome!: Dang, i haven't thought of this since my abuelita used to paint us with it. It's merbromin (mercurochrome, merbromine, sodium mercurescein, asceptichrome, supercrome, brocasept, & cinfacromin). It's a topical antiseptic used for minor cuts & scrapes. It's available in most countries but no longer sold in the us because of its mercury content. The flouorescein makes the bright orange color. ...Read more
Possibly: However, it will be temporary as it probably won't get deep enough to be next to the spine. Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a balsam of peru allergy result in chronic hand and foot eczema? Will not eating foods with natural balsam of peru ingredients cure the eczema?
Contact dermatitis: Products containing balsam of peru can cause contact dermatitis which is very similar in appearance to eczema. The best approach is to avoid using all products containing balsam of peru. Simply avoiding certain foods is not enough. If the problem continues a visit to an allergist or dermatologist who does patch testing is in order. ...Read more
Propolis: Traditionally, propolis is used as an antibiotic and a stimulant of the immune system, therefore reducing the occurrence and severity of colds and flue and very popular in the treatment of throat infections. Propolis from the beehive is known to increase resistance to infection and illnesses and is widely recognised as a preventative supplement. There are reports that propolis can help psoriasis. ...Read more