According to Dow Corning, silicone is found in many household detergents and laundry products, including laundry detergents, antifoaming agents, fabric softeners and laundry additives. Silicone also is used in polishes, hard-surface cleaners, shoe polish and products used to clean metal, plastic, ceramic and glass. It also is a component in many paints.Continue Reading
Silicone is a ubiquitous substance used in virtually every aspect of daily life. According to Dow Corning, liquid silicone is the base material in many lubricants, sealants, adhesives and resins. Silicone gel is a component of cosmetics, oil-soluble vitamins, sunscreens, antiperspirants and fragrances and is used to maintain the scent of many other products used in the home. According to the American Chemistry Council, silicone also is used in bakeware, such as cake pans, muffin molds and baking mats because it is durable, heat resistant and easy to clean. Silicone is used in textiles to help fabrics retain their shape and texture and as a water-proofing agent on leather and rain gear.
Silicone is often used in medical applications and infant care products because it is resistant to bacteria and easy to sterilize, says the American Chemistry Council. Silicone typically does not irritate body tissues, even when used internally. According to a 2009 article in Allergy, true silicone allergies are unusual; however, silicone implants are believed to be a causative agent in reactions, such as inflammatory processes, foreign-body reactions and rheumatologic diseases.Learn more about Allergies
According to the Southwest Allergy and Asthma Center, one symptom of a rice allergy is usually hives (a red rash that itches) that manifest after a few minutes of a person eating rice or a food with rice. However, symptoms do not necessarily involve hives and include vomiting, diarrhea, bloody stools and, in more serious cases, stunted growth or drastic weight loss.Full Answer >
A person should see a doctor for treatment of an allergy to hair dye if signs such as swelling, burning, itching or redness are observed after using the dye, according to Health.com. Although a severe allergy is not common, hives and blisters may develop and difficulty breathing may occur, such as the reaction seen in anaphylactic shock. Treatment may involve pills such as antihistamines or topical creams.Full Answer >
Some effective treatments for skin redness include applying a cold compress, changing detergents or fabric softeners, changing makeup or foundation, applying hydrocortisone cream and taking prescription medicine, suggest Allure magazine and WebMD. Skin redness can have many causes, and effective treatment can depend on the underlying cause of discoloring.Full Answer >
Treat swollen lips due to an allergy with antibiotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antihistamines, corticosteroids and adrenaline injections, suggests WebMD. Home remedies to reduce swollen lips include applying aloe vera or a cold or hot compress to the lips several times during the day to reduce inflammation.Full Answer >