Propolis is commonly used in cosmetic and medicinal preparations because of its antiseptic, antiinflammatory, and anesthetic properties. Its therapeutic qualities have been well documented. However, 1.2 to 6.6% of patients undergoing patch testing are sensitive to propolis.[9,53,84,92] Therefore, dermatologists should be aware of this important allergen.
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Dermatitis. 2005;16(4):209-215. © 2005 American Contact Dermatitis Society
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