Wet wipes blamed for rise in allergic dermatitis

Dermatologists have blamed a preservative in wet wipes for a rise in allergic dermatitis.

National figures show 15% of Australians patch tested in 2015 have reacted to methylisothiazolinone, a preservative found in many wet wipes or baby wipes. This is up from about 4% in 2005.

Dr Lynne Gordon, the head of dermatology at Adelaide's Flinders Medical Centre,  says some reactions