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Baby Wipes Linked to Itchy Skin

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Itchy, allergic rashes in babies and adults are being linked to baby wipes.

Doctors have found a preservative in the moist towelettes may lead to acute contact dermatitis, a type of skin inflammation or rash.

Dr. Mary Chang of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine advises parents to minimize the use of wet wipes on their children to decrease exposure to preservatives, fragrance and other ingredients that can result in allergic reactions. Writing in the journal “Pediatrics,” doctors say the rash is frequently misdiagnosed as eczema or psoriasis.

[Metro Networks]

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