I hope this is the right place to post this. I was just wondering if anyone knows anything more than me about what to do about this?
I was diagnosed with contact allergies three years ago (Basalm of Peru and Propylene Glycol). There are only a few lotions, shampoos, and toothpastes that I can use. I've been having this awful scabbing a shredding/ really bad chapped lip problem for forever. So I've finally found one lip balm that is fragrance free/ beeswax free.
Then it hit me today. Sweet stars. Of course! I'm avoiding mint in my lip balm, but of course it's in my toothpaste too. Which is ironic because there's only one brand of toothpaste without Basalm of Peru. So I think I found some children's toothpaste (strawberry flavored) that I can use (without mint of basalm of peru). And of course I've gotten new other things, to make sure nothing has mint contaminated in it.
The thing is I googled mint allergy of course, and found out that it's related to basalm of peru (so it makes sense it's a problem for me), but also to aspirin allergy. And come to think of it I had a bad reaction to salycilic acid in lotion a few times (which is also related).
Can mint cause asthma symptoms if I'm allergic? I've always just watched what I use on my skin, but never thought to watch what I eat/take. Not sure what to do about this...
I sometimes start coughing after I eat, but I've always assumed it's reflux.