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Balsam of Peru allergy, allergy to fragrance and/or essential oils, allergy to cosmetics and to food additives


Balsam of Peru allergy, allergy to fragrance and/or essential oils, allergy to cosmetics and to food additives




from:
http://contactallergy.com/contact_allergy_010.htm



What is it?

A reaction to Balsam of Peru indicates an allergy to fragrance and/or essential oils. Components of Balsam of Peru are used in pharmaceutical products, fragrances and flavorings. A positive patch test can also be an indicator of spice allergies. Flare-ups of eczema in Balsam of Peru-sensitive patients can occur after ingesting spices.

Also Balsam of Peru may cause hives (urticaria).



Where is it found?

Aperitifs
Baby ointments
Baby powder
Baked goods
Cakes
Calamine lotion
Candy
Chewing gum
Chocolate
Cosmetics
Cough lozenges
Dental cements
Eyelash pomade
Flavor in drinks
Flavor in tobacco
Foot lotion
Hair conditioners
Hemorrhoid suppositories
Ice cream
Insect repellant
Juices
Ketchup
Liniments
Lip medications
Liquors
Liver paste
Pastries
Peels of citrus fruit
Perfume
Perfumed tea
Pickled vegetables
Rectal ointments
Shampoo
Soft drinks
Spices
Sunscreens
Tincture of benzoin
Toothpaste
Topical medications
Veterinary preparations
Wines
Wound spray




Hints on avoiding:

Used as a flavoring in foods (check all ingredients) and used as a masking fragrance for medications.

Please be aware that if your spouse or significant other uses topical skincare products that contain this chemical, skin-to-skin transfer may occur to you.

It may take 2 to 3 weeks of avoiding exposure before improvement of your eruption begins.




Other names you may see this chemical listed as:


Balsam peruvianim
Balsam Peruvianim
Black balsam
China oil
Honduras balsam
Indian balsam
Peruvian balsam
Surinam Balsam






Possible Occupational Exposures:


Nurses
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
Machine operators
Janitors




Possible cross-reactions may occur with other chemicals

Balsam Tolu
benzoates
Colophony
Cinnamates
Styrax
Benzoin
Tiger balm
Beeswax
Benzaldehyde
Coniferyl alchohol
Coumarin
Eugenol
Isoeugenol
Farnesol
Propanidid
Propolis
Diethylstilbesterol



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