Decoding Product Labels

Many people with eczema can also suffer from sensitivity or allergies to certain chemicals, such as fragrances. However reading labels on cosmetic and personal care products and trying to determine if they contain a fragrance or other chemical that bothers you is not always easy. The US FDA requires ingredients to be listed on labels, but often time the labels are not specific enough. Here are some explanations over these common terms, and also some online resources and tips.

If you suspect you may have an allergy to a chemical product, and are not sure of your triggers, then come in and discuss with your allergist or PA at AAAI and we can discuss chemical patch testing and how we can help!