Allergic Contact Dermatitis from Propolis

Susan E. Walgrave; Erin M. Warshaw; Lynn A. Glesne

Disclosures

Dermatitis. 2005;16(4):209-215. 

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Summary

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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