Last Updated: 2023-07-07
Author(s): Anzengruber F., Navarini A.
Cologne water dermatitis
Phototoxic dermatitis, where the perfume acts as a photosensitizer.
Ingredients of perfumes, soaps, creams/lotions act as photosensitizers. After UV-A radiation, a phototoxic reaction occurs. Moist skin can trigger or intensify this reaction.
In the acute stage, there is erythematous, usually sharply demarcated, sometimes with blistering changes, which later leads to hyperpigmentation.
UV-exposed areas (mostly neck area)
Corresponding to phototoxic dermatitis.
Alternatively: combination of vitamin A acid/ hydroquinone / hydrocortisone.
Healing with hyperpigmentation.
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