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Preservative in Baby Wipes Causing Big Trouble for Moms’ Hands

By Dr. Paul Ehrlich Any time the word “allergy” appears in NY Times headlines we feel compelled to comment. The front page of Saturday’s business section had this: “Growing Scrutiny for an Allergy Trigger Used in Personal Care Products.” The preservative methylisothiazolinone, or MI, was honored by the American Contact Dermatitis Society in 2013 as […]

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Allergy Shots and Anaphylaxis

By Dr. Paul Ehrlich We recently heard about a patient who had to be treated with epinephrine twice in recent months after allergy shots, the second time after a reduced dose. People wonder, is this on the increase? Has something about shots changed in the nearly hundred years of their use that has made them […]

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