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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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.?

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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I may have injested following things shoul ibe worried, PVP, DIMETHICONE, kaolin, titanium dioxide, Vp/VA copolymer, propylene glycol from nose strip?

I may have injested following things shoul ibe worried, PVP, DIMETHICONE, kaolin, titanium dioxide, Vp/VA copolymer, propylene glycol from nose strip?

No: I am assuming you mean a nasal strip like Breath Right. None of those compounds cause significant toxicity, especially ingested in the small amount that would be present in a nasal strip. No need for concern. ...Read more

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Can 'vaping' (e-cigerettes) with nicotine in a propylene glycol solution cause elevated liver enzymes. Not sure if nicotine has an effect on liver? Ty

Can 'vaping' (e-cigerettes) with nicotine in a propylene glycol solution cause elevated liver enzymes. Not sure if nicotine has an effect on liver? Ty

No: Nicotine has no adverse effect upon the liver unless you had a major overdose which only happens with the administration of large doses of nicotine. These doses cannot be met by smoking or vaping. Propylene glycol won't cause problems either. I would worry about chronic lung damage and nicotine addiction. If your liver enzymes are elevated, your doctor needs to find out the reason. ...Read more

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Is vaping with 0mg nicotine safe while pregnant (To help ease the habit)? The ingredients are: water, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, & flavoring

Is vaping with 0mg nicotine safe while pregnant (To help ease the habit)? The ingredients are: water, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, & flavoring

Not recomended: Inhaling aerosolized chemicals isn't best for you or for the baby. Vaping is a new product in the market and the effect on lungs/babies are still not fully understood. I would use this time to kick the habit to ensure that you give your baby the full potential to grow without interruptions by potential stressors like smoke ...Read more

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Recently started vaping cbd oil, now have strong smelling urine, found out its an adverse reaction to propylene glycol in it, is it safe for me to keep using it when I am having this reaction? Like can I get sick or an infection if I keep using it?

Recently started vaping cbd oil, now have strong smelling urine, found out its an adverse reaction to propylene glycol in it, is it safe for me to keep using it when I am having this reaction? Like can I get sick or an infection if I keep using it?

Quit using it: Weed and weed products are psychoactive drugs and will mess with your brain more than give you a smelly urine. Just because it may be legal does not mean it is safe.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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My doc gave me normo tears drop comp : polyethylene glycol 400 nf, propylene glycol ip for removing the foreign body from the eyes. Will it helpful?

Maybe: If the foreign body is not embedded inthe cornea they could be helpful. If the foreign body is embedded you will need to see ophthalmologist for removal. ...Read more

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I heard that deodorant containing propylene glycol could cause swollen lymph nodes. I'm using minoxidil 5% with propylene glycol in the content and experiencing swollen lymph nodes. I'm 100% sure that this minoxidil solution is causing it. Is propylene glyc

I heard that deodorant containing propylene glycol could cause swollen lymph nodes. I'm using minoxidil 5% with propylene glycol in the content and experiencing swollen lymph nodes. I'm 100% sure that this minoxidil solution is causing it. Is propylene glyc

Propylene glycol: PG is considered safe for ingestion by the FDA. There is no evidence linking PG to cancer, illness, or enlarged lymph nodes. Chances are that you read something written by someone with something to sell, such as a PG free product. Regarding your lymph nodes, everybody has them, and they are often palpable, even when completely normal. You are young for male pattern baldness, though. Seek MD advice ...Read more

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