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Thiomersal allergy

Thiomersal allergy: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Thiomersal allergy is available below.

Symptoms of Thiomersal allergy

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Causes of Thiomersal allergy

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Treatments for Thiomersal allergy

  • Avoid exposure to allergen. Medications may be used to alleviate some symptoms e.g. antihistamines and topical steroids. Moisturizers can alleviate skin symptoms and antibiotics may be needed if secondary skin infections develop from initial skin symptoms such as rashes
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