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Propylene Glycol- skin allergy reaction to e-cigarettes? = Mainly itching.

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  • Posted By: Essexman1
  • March 3, 2013
  • 10:55 AM

Hi, I'm looking for those that are showing symptoms of skin itching, with no visible signs of rash, dry skin or lesion. Since using E-cigarettes, which contain a large amount of Propylene Glycol - the vapour producer- I have presented itchiness at various odd locations. These are: at front right shin, sides of scalp, lower back, tummy below navel (a very satisfying scratching for relief), right armpit at front muscle arch. These are apparent at random times and also independently present of other sites, or in unison on occasions. One odd occurrence, found in a similar case along with myself is the occurrence of eye sensitisation with watering and stinging. Propylene Glycol is found in surface acting creams, hair shampoos and various other topical products as well as 'smoke/fog machines'. However, e-cigarettes introduce the chemical directly into blood circulation via the lungs. This is in contrast to the slower absorption via the skin. If there are any similar presentations such as I have described, please add your comments to this thread.

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