CARBA MIX

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?

Adhesives
Balloons
Caulking
Cement
Condoms
Conveyor belts
Dental dams
Diaphragms
Disinfectants
Earphones
Elastic
Electrical cords
Erasers
Garden hoses
Gas mask
Gloves
High Gloss paper
Hoses
Latex adhesive
Mats
Mattresses
Plugs
Rubber bands
Safety goggles
Shampoo
Shoe canvas
Shoes
Slippers
Soaps
Swimwear
Tires
Toys

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:

1,3 Diphenylguanidine
Butasan
Butazate
Butazin
Butyl zimate
Carbamate
Carbanilate
DPG
Etazin
Ethasan
Ethazate
Ethyl zimate
Nocceler
Nocceler BZ
Sanceler
Soxinol
Soxinol BZ
Soxinol EZ
ZBC
ZDC
ZDEC
Zincdibutyldithiocarbamate

Possible Occupational Exposures
Because rubber is so ubiquitous in the environment most occupations would have some exposure to rubber products.

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