This patient information on Carba Mix is provided by John L. Meisenheimer, M.D. a board certified Dermatologist and skin care specialist based in Orlando, Florida. This information is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice or treatment of a dermatologist or other physician.
The results from your patch testing showed a positive reaction (contact allergy) to Carba mix. Your immune system reacts with its defense mechanisms with each exposure of Carba mix to your skin. It is unknown why certain individuals develop allergic sensitivities. In some it may take repeat exposures over long periods of time before an allergy develops. Once you have become sensitized (allergic) your immune system always "remembers" and you will continue to be Carba mix sensitive. If you currently have eczema this chemical may be the cause but other factors may play a role as well. The information below will help you avoid this allergen.
This agent is a screening for rubber sensitivity. You react to chemical that are used in the processing of rubber.
Where is chemical found?
High Gloss paper
Hints on avoiding chemical:
Choose products listed only on your personalized contact allergen database, which has been provided to you. Products listed on your contact allergen resource database will be free of Colophony (Rosin) and safe to use.
It may take 2 to 3 weeks of avoiding exposure before improvement of your eruption begins.
Minimize exposure to rubber in home and work environments; vinyl and silicone products are okay.
Wear projective clothing when handling rubber products such as vinyl gloves.
Other names you may see this chemical listed as:
Possible Occupational Exposures:
Because rubber is so ubiquitous in the environment most occupations would have some exposure to rubber products.