Sodium thiosulfate is a compound used in gold, tanning leather and is a possible prescribed medication for certain medical conditions/situations. The most likely exposure is with gold jewelry.


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 or 3 weeks of avoiding exposure before improvement of your eruption begins.

See also the "Gold Sodium Thiosulfate" page to learn more about the possible exposure with gold.
Sodium Thiosulfate
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Where is it found?
What is it?
Hints on avoiding:
Gold jewelry
Chemical hand warmers/heating pads
Used to tan leather
Prescription medication

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This information is provided as educational only and is
not intended to substitute for medical care or recommendations by a physician.