This chemical is widely used as surfactant agent which helps stabilize the foam in hand gels, hand washing liquids, shampoos and dishwashing liquid. This chemical is derived from whole coconut and is a non- ionic surfactant. A surfactants, when added to liquids, reduces surface tension which increases its spreading and wetting ability.
It may take 2 to 3 weeks of avoiding exposure before improvement of your eruptions begins.

Other names you may see this chemical listed as:
  Coconut diethanolamide
  Coconut oil diethanolamine
  Coconut oil acid
  Cocamide DEA
  Ninol®
  Witcamide®
  Calamide®

Potential Occupational Exposures:
  Machine operators
  Food Preparations occupations
  Janitors and Maids
  Sheet metal workers
  Health Aids
  Heating, Air, and refrigeration mechanics
Coconut Diethanolamide
 
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Hints on avoiding:
All purpose cleaners
Barrier Creams
Bath products
Cooling fluids
Cosmetics
Dish washing detergents
Disinfectants
Hand Soaps
Hand washing Liquids
Hydraulic mining oil
Industrial cleaners
Laundry detergents
Metalworking Fluids
Sanitizers
Shampoos

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not intended to substitute for medical care or recommendations by a physician.