As per the new observations there has been a rise in allergic skin reactions to a preservative and chemicals used in the pre-moistened wipes and the liquid soaps. These chemical preservative, methylisothiazolinone, is used in many water-based products like pre-moistened wipes, liquid soaps, other hair products, sunscreen, and even laundry and cleaning products. Recently there has been increase in rashes and irritation due this preservative. This is a big cause of worry. Such products can affect skin in a very bad manner.
An expert, Dr. Matthew Zirwas, director of the contact dermatitis center at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center, explains, “In the last two or three years, we've suddenly seen a big increase in people with this type of allergy. For some patients, their rash has been unexplained and going on for years. If someone suspects an allergy to moistened wipes, they need to stop using them for at least one month.”