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Rise in allergic reaction from liquid soap, wipes reported

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - As manufacturers move away from using preservatives like paraben and formaldehyde, the replacement preservative in pre-moistened wipes and liquid soaps seems to be causing a rise in allergic skin reactions.

The finding is from the contact dermatitis center at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center.

Researchers say they've seen a big increase in the last two or three years in dermatitis as the concentrations of the chemical preservative methylisothiazolinone has also increased.

Skin reactions include itchy, painful rash, even blisters.

If you suspect an allergy to moistened wipes, researchers recommend not using the product for at least one month.

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