Any problems with Cetaphil Lotion with Macadamia Oil?

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By Adele on Tue, 06-28-05, 14:56

I just used some Cetaphil Lotion on my face. I haven't used it in a while. Within minutes I had an itchy rash on one cheek.

Ingredients list macadamia nut oil. I haven't been tested for macadamia. As far as I know I'm only PA....but the allergist suggested avoiding TN.

Has anyone else with PA reacted to Cetaphil? Could be coincidence I guess - or is the macadamia cross-contaminated with PN? Gads - where does it all end?

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By CorinneM1 on Tue, 06-28-05, 17:29

Quote:Originally posted by Adele:
[b]I just used some Cetaphil Lotion on my face. I haven't used it in a while. Within minutes I had an itchy rash on one cheek.

Ingredients list macadamia nut oil. I haven't been tested for macadamia. As far as I know I'm only PA....but the allergist suggested avoiding TN.

Has anyone else with PA reacted to Cetaphil? Could be coincidence I guess - or is the macadamia cross-contaminated with PN? Gads - where does it all end? [/b]

Upon your next appointment, I would get tested for tree nuts as well. Many other lotions contain shea nut butters, almond oils etc and you may need to have this info in order to know what products you can and cannot use.

But until this is done, I would stay away from any products that have any nut oils in them, including tree nut.

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By Nutternomore on Wed, 06-29-05, 01:46

Adele,

If you do a search on "Cetaphil", you'll find a bunch of posts from others. Several posters have reported problems with Cetaphil...

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By Adele on Wed, 06-29-05, 02:53

And why didn't I think to do a search on Cetaphil? Thanks Nutternomore..... I did a search and found lots of info.
Corinne - macadamia nuts are on the list for the next allergist apnt. Thanks.
Cheers,
Adele

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By samsmommy99 on Wed, 06-29-05, 04:26

We used to use cetaphil all the time when sammy was a baby, even my husband(who by chance IS allergic to macadamia) could use it without having problems, but best to not use it until you have been tested for other nut allergies. Good luck to you!!

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Mother to a 5YO PA, soy, gluten and wheat allergic child who is also autistic. ( non-speaking autistic child who can't tell anyone who he is or what he can eat or not eat!!! scary stuff!!)

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By solarflare on Mon, 07-04-05, 18:14

We haven't wanted to take the chance since Jason is not only PA, but allergic for every tree nut he's been tested for as well.

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Jason 10 mfa pn/tn/sesame/coconut/shellfish/squid
Joey 8
Allie 5 mfa milk/pn/tn
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By Shuleran on Tue, 07-05-05, 14:51

BINGO! The light bulb just came on over my head!!!

My 6 year old PA daughter has been dealing with eczema since infancy. We love the Vanicream products and use the steroids when neccessary. She has been fighting a pretty bad case for several weeks. This is the first problem in over a year.
Well, wouldn't you know it. My MIL was putting Cetaphil lotion on her legs to "soothe them". This was exactly where we having the problems. The lotion bottle from Grannie ran out last week and now we have miraculously cleared right up. My daughter is contact allergic to peanuts and has had an anaphylactic reaction to touch so she is very sensitive to cross-contamination. I have had numerous issues with my MIL about peanut foods being served at family dinners, peanut butter crackers being given to the toddler of the family while we were there because that was all he would eat, and her giving my daughter cookies without reading the package. Needless to say, we only visit when I can be right there and "on guard". Now I need to add lotion and cosmetics to my safety checks.

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By dgood on Thu, 07-07-05, 20:00

We used it forever from the time my 1st child was younger until a few months after I found out about my daughter's allergies at age 12 months. We stopped using it immediately when I read the ingredients, even though she never reacted from it. She didn't test + for macadamia nuts, but we avoid all nuts since she is slightly allergic to walnuts as well.

I just can't beleive a company that specializes in sensitive skin (those people usually have allergies of some sort) would mess around with nut oils in their products!!! It's so frustrating.

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DD (age 4) - allergic to peanuts, some tree nuts, egg whites, dogs, cats, environmental allergies

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