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What does "hypoallergenic" mean?

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  • ALisa M. Knust, MD, Family Medicine, answered on behalf of Riverside Primary Care Physicians
    Hypoallergenic means that it is less likely to cause a reaction or an allergy. 
  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    The term "hypoallergenic" is often used with a variety of skin care products. Typically, these products are less likely to cause allergic reactions.


  • Hypoallergenic indicates that a product is less likely to cause allergic reactions. This term was originally invented in reference to cosmetics but has also been used in reference to jewelry and animals.
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