By Gary M. White, MD

Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Adhesive

Allergic contact dermatitis to the adhesive in medical bandages seems quite common but finding a true allergy is rare [Dermatol Clin. 1990 Jan;8(1):147-52]. It may indeed be that most of these reactions are irritant in nature (i.e., irritant contact dermatitis) [Dermatitis. 2008 Jan-Feb;19:32-7].

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