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Doctor insights on: Propylene Glycol Allergy Symptoms

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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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.

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I had a positive result on allergy Patch test for Propylene Glycol. I just noticed the Eucerin lotion I use everyday contains this. What can I do?

I had a positive result on allergy Patch test for Propylene Glycol. I just noticed the Eucerin lotion I use everyday contains this. What can I do?

Patch Tests: Any allergy test has to be correlated with clinical findings. In other words, do you have any allergy symptoms when you use your present lotion or other products with propylene glycol in them. If you have no reaction, then the positive patch test is not significant. If you do have symptoms then it is significant. I have positive testing to grass but have no symptoms, so I'm not really allergic

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Allergy to propylene glycol. Used new toothpaste now gums are inflamed, mouth burns itchy throat tightness & sores on gums. Is PEG-8 the same as PG?

Allergy to propylene glycol. Used new toothpaste now gums are inflamed, mouth burns itchy throat tightness & sores on gums. Is PEG-8 the same as PG?

Nearly: PEG is propylene glycol. The 8 is the number of ethylene glycol units attached. It is used in a variety of products including toothpaste. If you are allergic to propylene glycol stop using PEG 8 products.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Can propylene glycol (found in electronic cigarettes) cause a positive on an etg test?

Can propylene glycol (found in electronic cigarettes) cause a positive on an etg test?

NO: Etg test will show positive for ethanol (common alcohol is called) consumption only unto 72 hrs, other forms of alcohols, like glycols have different metabolic products.

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Is propylene glycol (pg) in dental mouthwash safe?

Is propylene glycol (pg) in dental mouthwash safe?

Yes: Yes, as long as you do not swallow! It is not meant to be swallowed.

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Is propylene glycol in hair gel products bad for the hair?

Is propylene glycol in hair gel products bad for the hair?

No, I believe it: Acts as a moisturizer in hair care products and makes the hair softer

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What's the difference between propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol?

What's the difference between propylene glycol, polyethylene glycol?

The "ol" on the ends: Means that both compounds are alcohols. Polyethylene glycol is found in polyesters and propylene glycol is an organic alcohol found in some cosmetics.

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How safe are electronic cigarettes using propylene glycol as the "vapor" for asthmatics? Better than real cigarettes?

How safe are electronic cigarettes using propylene glycol as the "vapor" for asthmatics? Better than real cigarettes?

Electronic cigarette: Always difficult to tell what will be an irritant to an asthmatics. Probably one if the biggest benefits of an electronic cigarette is that it precludes exposure to some of the carcinogens found in tobacco products. Also reduces negative side effects that nicotine has on the cardiovascular/cns/respiratory/ other organ systems.

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Good facial moisturizer for normal skin? I never use it. No parabens, propylene glycol, or any bad stuff. Thank you <3

Good facial moisturizer for normal skin? I never use it. No parabens, propylene glycol, or any bad stuff. Thank you <3

Lots of choices: There are many moisturizers that are parabens free at this point. You may want to consider Neutrogena Naturals- Multivitamin Nourishing moisturizer, or Burt's Bees Sensative Daily moisturizing cream. These are national brands and should be widely available.

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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.?

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.

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