allergic reaction to brasso/silver dip.

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Hi wondering if anyone knows what I could have a allergic reaction to in silver dip and brasso. I was cleaning with gloves on a few weeks ago using it any my hands had a red rash on them when I took the gloves off and they have been very dry and sensitive since.

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    What sort of gloves are you talking about? Were they cotton, so that the Brasso has soaked through?  

    Have you tried intensively moisturising your hands?  The ingredients suggest that they are very drying.  Otherwise, have you asked a Pharmacist?

    I'll post the Product Safety Data Sheet link.

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      That is probably your answer, the latex gloves & not the Brasso.  

      You are either sensitive to latex or the powder that some latex gloves have in them [to help you put them on].

      Years ago, I used some cheap rubber gloves from a supermarket & they triggered a rash.  I use unpowdered vinyl gloves or unpowdered nitrile gloves.

      Have you been using hand cream since the episode?  If your hands aren't recovering you may need some steroid cream for a few days, then stay away from latex gloves.  You would have to see your GP.

      Good luck


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      I think it's something to do with the chemicals in the brasso and silver dip.

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