Airborne Contact Dermatitis

Last Updated: 2022-07-22

Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.

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Allergic contact dermatitis, which is triggered by aerogenic contact allergens.

Type IV allergy to aerogenic contact allergies such as daisies or perfumes.

In uncovered areas, maculopapular, partly scaling, partly confluent, erythematous papules appear.

Anamnesis

Clinical

Epicutaneous testing

Avoiding the triggers.

Local therapy: 

  • Topical steroids (class III and IV) once daily
  • Alternatively: Elidel cream once daily

 

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