Matthew Zirwas; Jessica Moennich


Dermatitis. 2009;20(2):106-110. 

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We used a recently published database of all shampoos that are commercially available at Walgreens pharmacies (operated by Walgreen Co., Deerfield, IL).[5] For each shampoo, this database lists all allergens from the North American Contact Dermatitis Group (NACDG) screening panel that are present in the product. The database was created by a dermatologist with specific expertise in ACD. Using this database, we entered the name of each shampoo and the allergens in that shampoo into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA). Using filters, we then determined the number of shampoos that contained each allergen.