Allergic contact dermatitis from Laurus nobilis oil induced by massage

Authors


Esra Adişen, MD
Department of Dermatology
Gazi University Faculty of Medicine
06500 Beşevler, Ankara
Turkey
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e-mail: eozsoy@gazi.edu.tr

Abstract

Non-occupational contact allergy to Laurus nobilis (laurel) oil is considered rare. Herein, we report a case of allergic contact dermatitis after a massage with a mixture of olive oil and L. nobilis oil. Patch testing showed (+++) reactions to laurel oil and (++) to the mixture of olive oil and laurel oil.

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