Excerpts from an article by Ryan Jaslow – CBS News
Baby wipes appear to be the cause of allergic reactions in some children, pediatricians are warning in a new report detailing six recent cases at a Connecticut doctor’s office.
The culprit is a preservative called methylisothiazolinone (MI), which is found in personal care and household products. This is the first time MI in wet wipes has been reported to cause the allergic skin rash, called allergic contact dermatitis, in the United States, according to the report’s authors.
MI alone has been thought to be less harsh than MCI, and baby wipes generally have been considered to be harmless. The authors, however, said they’ve found six cases of children with chronic reactions caused by baby wipes that were later confirmed by allergy testing, and only resolved once the offending wipes were removed.
Doctors initially misdiagnosed some of the children with other skin infections, and mistakenly prescribed antibiotics and steroids. But these patients too saw their symptoms resolve once their parents no longer used the products.
They authors urge parents to read the product labels and avoid any products with the chemical if their child has this allergic reaction. Problem areas include the buttocks, mouth area and hands. Parents might even get rashes on their hands if they have an allergy to MI.
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Photo: This image, provided by study author Dr. Mary Wu Chang, shows an 8-year-old girl with an allergic skin reaction caused by a chemical found in baby wipes. COURTESY OF DR. MARY WU CHANG