This chemical mix consists of extracts from five different plants: Chamomile, Tansy, Yarrow, Arnica, and Feverfew. Arnica, Chamomile, and Feverfew are flowers and Yarrow and Tansy are herbs. These extracts are commonly found in cosmetic and skin ointments. Anyone reacting to a number of herbs should consider checking for a salicylate sensitivity as virtually all herbs have a high salicylate content. This chemical may have cross-reactions with other types of plant family called Laurel (e.g. Laurus nobilis, family of Lauraceae) and members of the family Magnoliaceae.
Please be aware that if your spouse or significant other uses topical skin care products that contain this chemical, skin-to-skin transfer may occur to you.
It may take 2 to 3 weeks of avoiding exposure before improvement of your eruption begins.
Should avoid touching these plants or going near them due to the risk of airborne contact dermatitis from pollen.
Plants you may be sensitive to and should be avoided:
Chamomile: Common Chamomile, English Chamomile, Chamomilla Recutita, True Chamomile
Tansy: Scented Fern, Stinking Willie, Tanacetum Vulgare
Yarrow: Bloodwort, Milfoil, Sanguinary, Stanchgrass, Thousand-leaf
Arnica: Leopard's-bane, Mountain Tobacco, Arnica Montana
Feverfew: Bachelor's-button, Featherfew, Featherfoil, Wild Chamomile, Chrysanthemum
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