Certain moist wipes possibly tied to allergies and breakouts

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — There are a lot of personal products out there that make life a little easier. But with convenience sometimes comes complications.

Doctors have found that certain moist wipes could be causing serious allergies and painful breakouts in some people.  Dr. Matthew Zirwas, of OSU Wexner Medical Center, says, “the typical thing is gonna be red, very angry, weeping, scaling skin that is just itching like crazy and driving these people nuts. The other thing that it looks just like, when we see it in babies, it looks like a horrible diaper rash that just won’t get better, no matter what they do.”

The cause of the allergic breakouts is a popular preservative known as MI. It’s found in some baby care products, makeup remover wipes, and even moist flushable wipes.

Doctors recommend if you start to see breakouts on your skin, it’s best to see a doctor and stop using the wipes until a diagnosis has been made.

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