Carba mix is a chemical that is used for the processing of rubber.If you are having allergies to carbamix then it has to be contact dermatitis (allergic or irritant).
Prevention of the offending agent is the main treatment.You can also take antihistaminics like benadryl or Claritin if there is any itching. Topical steroid creams are the mainstay of the acute treatment.You can start with a potent steroid and wean to a less potent steroid cream. Oral Steroids may be necessary for a few days if steroid creams fail to control.
I sincerely advise you to consult an allergist/dermatologist and discuss this issue with him.
Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing and if you have any additional queries.Kind regards.
I have been to a dermatologist and have creams but shoes are a real problem.
My feet break open and bleed. I can feel a burning sensation after a few mnutes of wearing shoes. I have cut out felt insoles to layer between socks and the shoes and this does seem to help some--but it is not well enough. At works I remove my shoes and wear two pair of socks--any advise would be appreciated.
I just found out through patch testing that I am allergic to Carba mix. My question is... is this also considered Latex allergy? My doctor didn't say I had a Latex allergy, but I am concerned that because of the rubber component I might have an allergy to latex. I am around children a lot which means balloons and rubber bands. Could someone please advise?
anyone with any info on shoes which are known to be Carba Mix free please post here. After almost 4 years of trying to figure out what was causeing this rash on my legs it was discovered to be Carba Mix Allergy. It is very difficult to find info on footwear that is "safe". Socks seem to be my biggest culprit but I have no idea if my shoes are setting t off as well. I have been seeing an occupational Dermatologist at a teaching hospital and will now be looking at the next phase of "how do I live with this". who would a thought.....
I have contacted so many shoe companies and all of them use the carba mix! The only alternative I found is wooden clog shoes by Dr. Scholls or all leather hand sewn shoes which are really expensive. I have been unable to find a sneaker without it, My feet are suffering!!!
Yes, I think you are correct. I have the carba-mix allergy and exclusively wear Croc's. One word of caution, some of the newer, fancier Crocs have add on products, ie. rubber soles, elastic, etc. These will probably contain the carba-mix, but if you stick with the original clog style Croc you should be okay.
I ride motorcycles so I look kinda ridiculous sporting Croc's. But hey, what's a guy suppose to do? I did read in an earlier post that someone was allergic to carba-mix, but not Latex? Odd, everything I have read says Latex and elastic contain carba-mix.
My son is allergic to rubber accelerators (MBT & Mercapto Mix), also found in adhesives and other parts of shoes and other products. Kamik makes sandals and boots that do not contain these chemicals. Possibly Crocs original clogs, as well. I have not yet found sneakers or regular shoes.
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