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Baby wipes can cause itchy, allergic rash in babies

English.news.cn   2014-01-14 15:38:11

BEIJING, Jan. 14 (Xinhuanet) -- Baby wipes can cause itchy, allergic rash in babies, according to Dr. Mary Chang from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington Monday.

Chang looked at six children who had been diagnosed with the mysterious rash.

The children were between the ages of 3 and 8, and none were wearing diapers.

"More and more people are using these products and becoming sensitized to the preservative," said Chang, "with increased marketing and popularity of disposable wet wipes for all ages, there will likely be more people developing allergies to the preservative".

Chang suggests that parents should try to accordingly reduce the use of wet wipes on their children at home and use paper towels and water instead, in order to minimize exposure to preservatives, fragrance and other ingredients that can cause allergic reactions.

(Source: Agencies)

Editor: Shen Qing
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