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   Posted 11/23/2017 5:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok, my husband and I are at a loss... This year alone my husband has had 9 strokes, 2 heart attacks, and 4 anaphylactic reactions... One to humalog, one to Novalog, one to baby wipes, and one to cough drops... And those are just the ones we went to the ER for... Since then he has reacted to Vaseline, preprocessed and packaged foods, hair gel, skin moisturizer, lotion, body wash, body powders, soap, breads and a whole slew of medical things... Pills like Benadryl liquid gels, pressed Advil, and several types of insulin injections... After the first three ER TRIPS I WAS LOSING IT! My husband is a Diabetic, Stroke, and Cardio patient... Stress from an anaphylactic reaction, even a minor one, could send him into heart failure. We have been together for 18 years and have a two year old little girl together. He has been prescribed epi pens, but again....I won't use them if they can be avoided as a blast of adrenaline or epinephrin puts an immense stress on the heart. His allergy is confirmed as GLYCERIN.

IM POSTING THIS BECAUSE HE HAS ASKED ME TO REACH OUT TO THE GLYCERIN ALLERGIC COMMUNITY ONLINE and ask for any help you guys might be able to offer with regards to replacements for some of our common household items he can no longer use due to their content of glycol/glycerin ingredients. Any help would be HUGELY appreciated...

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   Posted 11/24/2017 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry about your husband's problems but want to point out that these compounds are chemically distinct.
Glycerol (3 OH groups) and glycol (a diol; 2 OH groups); both are alcohols
Glycine is an amino acid
Glycyl is glycine connected (through a peptide bond) to another amino acid

In other words, glycine and glycyl compounds are quite different from the alcohols that you think might cause allergic reactions. I do agree that the alcohols are in very many products.
Glycine is in all proteins, including those in your body

Post Edited (Sr Sailor) : 11/24/2017 3:30:25 PM (GMT-7)

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