Relevance and Avoidance of Skin-Care Product Allergens: Pearls and Pitfalls

Steven A. Nelson, James A. Yiannias

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Patch testing can be particularly rewarding when skin-care product allergens are identified. Careful determination of relevance, followed by careful education regarding allergen avoidance, can result in dramatic clinical improvement. Several common clinical scenarios are reviewed with a focus on pragmatic solutions to heighten positive patient outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-336
Number of pages8
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2009


  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Avoidance
  • Fragrance
  • Preservative
  • Relevance
  • Skin-care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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