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Allergic contact dermatitis to polyethylene glycol and nitrofurazone.

Authors
  • Guijarro, S C
  • Sánchez-Pérez, J
  • García-Díez, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of contact dermatitis : official journal of the American Contact Dermatitis Society
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1999
Volume
10
Issue
4
Pages
226–227
Identifiers
PMID: 10594300
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We report a case of worsening dermatitis after the application of an antibiotic ointment (Furacin) containing furazone and polyethylene glycol. Patch tests to nickel sulfate, potassium dischromate, chloride cobalt, Furacin, nitrofurazone 1% petrolatum, polyethylene glycol mix 4% petrolatum, polyethylene glycol (PEG) 300 4% petrolatum, and PEG 400 as is (ai) were positive. The use of topical agents containing nitrofurazone or polyethylene glycol on damaged skin may predispose to contact allergy. We discuss the sensitizing properties of nitrofurazone and polyethylene glycol.

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