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What is Thiomersal allergy?

What is Thiomersal allergy?

  • Thiomersal allergy: A Thiomersal allergy refers to an adverse reaction by the body's immune system to thiomersal. Thiomersal is used as a preservative in products such as cosmetics, nose drops, eye drops, ear drops, eye ointments, soap-free cleansers, antiseptic sprays, contact lens cleaning fluids, vaccines, antitoxins, desensitization solutions and topical medications. The specific symptoms that can result can vary amongst patients. Exposure can occur through such things as direct skin contact or even eye contact in the case of eye drops. It is important to note that often patients who have a positive patch test for thiomersal will have no clinical symptoms.

Thiomersal allergy: Introduction

What causes Thiomersal allergy?

Causes of Thiomersal allergy: see causes of Thiomersal allergy
Cause of Thiomersal allergy: Sources of thiomersal exposure include: cosmetics, nose drops, eye drops, ear drops, eye ointments, soap-free cleansers, antiseptic sprays, contact lens cleaning fluids, vaccines, antitoxins, desensitization solutions and topical medications.

What are the symptoms of Thiomersal allergy?

Symptoms of Thiomersal allergy: see symptoms of Thiomersal allergy

How is it treated?

Treatments for Thiomersal allergy: see treatments for Thiomersal allergy

Name and Aliases of Thiomersal allergy

Main name of condition: Thiomersal allergy

Other names or spellings for Thiomersal allergy:

Chemical allergy [Thiomersal], Thimerosal allergy

 

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