In ‘free from’ world, we are well accustomed to product recalls being issued for food and drink — but perhaps less so for non-food products. The EU also has measures in place to withdraw other potentially dangerous products from the… Read more
Research was published in Contact Dermatitis looking at the instructions hair dye manufacturers give consumers about performing an allergy self-test before coloring their hair. It was a follow-on from a 2011 study, which found great variability in the instructions given, and whose… Read more
Ask the internet this question and you’ll be presented with a long list of positive answers — of course oats are great for the skin and for problem skin conditions such as eczema, everyone declares. Use skin creams with oats… Read more
If you have a nickel allergy — which effects up to 6% of women, and 1% of men — finding a safe razor blade for shaving is not easy. Blades are generally made from stainless steel, which contain varying, though… Read more
For some years, the British Skin Foundation has been warning the public about black henna temporary tattoos, which can cause extreme and severe skin reactions. A recent survey among dermatologists suggests such reactions are on the rise. Black henna temporary… Read more
The preservative methylisothiazolinone (MI) is used in some cosmetics and household detergents and products and can cause severe allergies. Here is a brief introduction to the problem, plus a short list of MI-free products. If you’re looking for additional information, including on the diagnosis of MI… Read more
It’s not difficult to find stories online — usually in chat forums — of long-standing rosacea symptoms disappearing following a trial of a gluten-free diet. As the culinary culprit of our times, gluten is regularly made a scapegoat, and the… Read more
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