Until now, there haven’t been any reports of allergic reactions to moist wipes in kids in the United States, researchers noted in the study published Monday in Pediatrics.
But that may be because reactions have been mistaken for other conditions, such as eczema, impetigo, and psoriasis.
It is a reaction to a chemical preservative known as methylisothiazolinone (MI) that’s found in baby wipes and other products.
with the frequent use of wipes in babies, we might be sensitizing a whole generation to MI, which is rather ubiquitous, popping up in such items as household products, make-up, lotions and shampoos.
Check your wipes label for MI.