antibacterial wipe- target brand

Posted on: Mon, 11/08/2004 - 2:42am
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I bought some anti bacterial wipes from target the other day to clean tables with etc.. they say on them you can use on hands and face. I was at a restaurant and wiped my sons face with one and the next thing I know his chin was covered with hives. They went away by the time we got home but returned a few times over the next day. I dont know what caused it.

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Ben 21 months PA,MA,SA

Posted on: Mon, 11/08/2004 - 3:57am
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We use these regualarly without a problem. Sorry to hear your son had a reaction. I wonder what would have caused it? Have you called for further info, I'd be interested to hear the response.
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Posted on: Mon, 11/08/2004 - 10:08am
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We had the same thing happen a few months ago with a wet wipe - I thought it was a fluke, but maybe not! It was not Target brand though - I think it was "Wet Ones" or something like that. My son broke out in a red rash all over his face. I haven't used them since.

Posted on: Mon, 11/08/2004 - 3:34pm
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I would check the ingredient label. Are they scented? Scented lotions, sopas etc. are often not good for people with allergies. Also the anti-bacterial agent can be a problem for some people. It's not really necessary; it's useless against peanut proteins.
There are a lot of other potentially allergenic and /or irritating ingredients in wipes. For example, below is an example of some ingredients in wipes (coudn't find target brand online):
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE (0.30%) OTHER INGREDIENTS: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CITRIC ACID, DISODIUM EDTA, FRAGRANCE, PEG-60 LANOLIN, POTASSIUM SORBATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, QUATERNIUM-52, SD ALCOHOL 40, WATER.
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Posted on: Tue, 11/09/2004 - 12:12pm
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Good luck finding one without fragrance *OR* aloe.
Every few years, one of the big companies puts out a wet wipe that is frag-free and doesn't have aloe. I stock up on it and it disappears shortly thereafter (perhaps they were test marketing?).
It really (quite literally) irritates me as I'm allergic (severely) to aloe and I can't tolerate fragrance (MCS).
The preservatives used in wipes are often rather nasty, too. I see a lot of stuff in baby wipes that would make my butt super sore--I wouldn't want to use 'em on a baby. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
There is a wipe I can sometimes buy at walmart or Kmart (when I'm willing to darken their doors), but it comes in small packages and is hard to find. We keep them in the car so that my hubby can clean up after an emergency food stop involving soy. (He has hypoglycemia and sometimes *must have food*. It's hard to find fast food protein without soy, so I risk the contact reaction.)
I really miss being able to buy baby wipes. They're so handy, for everything from cleaning up after auto work to removing stage makeup to cleaning up coffee spills in the car.
ygg

Posted on: Tue, 11/09/2004 - 2:54pm
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Quote:Originally posted by krasota:
[b]Good luck finding one without fragrance *OR* aloe.
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I didn't realize they were that hard to find. I buy Kirkland Brand wipes at Costco & never use any other kind.

Posted on: Wed, 11/10/2004 - 2:29am
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I looked at the label and most of the things in it I really did not understand.. it does have aloe but no fragrence. i do use huggies wipes for his diaper changes, I think i will compare the two. Right now he has such a diaper rash that I am using just wet wash clothes because the wipes make him cry.. they must sting. He started antibiotics for an ear infections and is in such pain he can hardly walk. Back to the other topic. His chin has been breaking out in hives all week.. the wipe was just one incident... I dont know what to think.
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Ben 21 months PA,MA,SA

Posted on: Wed, 11/10/2004 - 3:55am
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Any chance he could be reacting to the antiobiotic? That's the only thing I can think of...
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Posted on: Wed, 11/10/2004 - 4:34am
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I know the diaper rash is the antibiotics and had the dr change the type so I hope that helps. I dont think his face is though because he has had that longer...

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