cetaphil

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By saknjmom on Wed, 07-18-07, 13:10

I just received an email from a member of a local support group. Here's what she said..

I recently purchased Cetaphil cleanser for my daughter. Attached to the cleanser was a "free" bonus lotion. Well, we put the bonus lotion on & the itch was crazy -- my daughter (age 9) looked at the ingredients on the lotion bottle & sure enough it's made with madamia nut oil ... my daughter has a tree nut allergy. I never even thought to check the package because the reason we use Cetaphil in the 1st place is because of all her allegeries to soaps, etc...

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By PennMom on Wed, 07-18-07, 13:15

Yep, our ped office had that same type out on the counter as samples. I had picked them up but never used them on DD- when we got diagnosed I started checking lotions, soaps, shampoos, etc...found those and threw them away! One of the dove soaps used to/might still have almond oil...I haven't seen it lately I'm wondering if they reformulated?

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By pa/ta mom on Thu, 07-19-07, 18:43

I just threw my Cetaphil moiturizing cream away because it had almond oil in it. My DS first allergist recommended it, I guess the dr. forgot that my DS is TN.

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By momll70 on Fri, 07-20-07, 21:38

Yes they did change the dove soaps. They got rid of the unscented and now carry the sensitive skin formula which used to have almond oil but now it doesn't. I stopped buying it because I don't know if they could be cross contamination by using same machines which may have almond oil residue on it. I used to by the unscented. I thought I would never say this but now I use Ivory and I actually like it.

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By temple on Fri, 08-03-07, 18:27

We have been using the Equate (Wal-Mart) version of Cetaphil all along! Yikes! Vincent is allergic to tree nuts (not sure of macadamia specifically ~ good thing we have an allergist appt in 90 min!).

I just checked our Equate cleanser and it doesn't have macadamia nut oil in it, but the Equate lotion does. I wonder if that's why Vincent's eczema hasn't gotten any better???

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~Temple~

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By SFMom on Mon, 08-06-07, 23:02

Is there a government organization -- similar to the FDA -- that oversees cosmetics and lotions? I am getting so ticked off over all the new lotions and products that contain nut oils.

There is no law about labeling a cosmetic product for possibly allergens, but THERE SHOULD BE!!!

Who in the USA oversees that sort of stuff? Does anybody know?

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Two girls, ages 12 & 15, allergic to peanuts, soy, legumes, most tree nuts, and a few antibiotics.

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By BaileyB on Tue, 08-07-07, 01:33

Cetaphil Cleansers do not contain nut oils.
[url="http://www.cetaphil.com/Products/Cleansers.aspx"]http://www.cetaphil.com/Products/Cleansers.aspx[/url]

Some Cetaphil Moisturizers do.
[url="http://www.cetaphil.com/Products/Moisturizers.aspx"]http://www.cetaphil.com/Products/Moisturizers.aspx[/url]

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By BaileyB on Tue, 08-07-07, 01:41

Quote:Originally posted by SFMom:
[b]Is there a government organization -- similar to the FDA -- that oversees cosmetics and lotions? I am getting so ticked off over all the new lotions and products that contain nut oils.

There is no law about labeling a cosmetic product for possibly allergens, but THERE SHOULD BE!!!

Who in the USA oversees that sort of stuff? Does anybody know?[/b]

FDA has authority over cosmetics.
[url="http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/cos-toc.html"]http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/cos-toc.html[/url]

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By teddi99 on Wed, 08-29-07, 01:58

wow, am I ever glad I stumbled upon this post & this site. I use this product all the time & encourage my PA child to use it. I never would have thought about this (I'm new to the allergy & better wake up!) I had only been thinking in terms of food products!!

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