Quaternium-15 is a widely used preservative and the most common sources of skin exposures are cosmetic and personal care products. It is the most common cause of preservative-induced contact dermatitis, and is a formaldehyde-releasing preservative.
It may take 2 to 3 weeks of avoiding exposure before improvement of your eruption begins.
Please be aware that if your spouse or significant other uses topical skin care products that contain this chemical, skin-to-skin transfer mat occur to you.
Other names you may see this chemical listed as:
Chloroallyl mehtanamine chloride
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Where is it found?
What is it?
Hints on avoiding:
Industrial cutting fluid
Metal working fluids
This information is provided as educational only and is
not intended to substitute for medical care or recommendations by a physician.