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    Propylene glycol allergy
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    An_191049 posted:
    Does anyone else out there suffer from this allergy? I'm going crazy as it's very difficult to avoid this chemical. Any comments, suggestions?
     
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    carlinmiami replied to zangopeach's response:
    I can tell you how I self tested. I had my physician write a prescription for a small bottle of fifty percent Propylene Glycol. I put a big drop on a bandaid and put in on my arm for 24 hours. I had quite a welt.

    Let me share that I not only get external reactions but internal as well. When I take a vitamin or a prescription med which contains PG, I flush and my blood pressure spikes about 30 to 40 points. On the long road to discover what was causing my problems, I found out the I am allergic to formaldehyde. The connection is that when propylene glycol breaks down in the liver it produces three distinct chemicals, two of which are in the formaldehyde family.


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