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Article removed: Severe contact dermatitis due to camomile: a common complementary remedy with potential sensitization risks

15 Jul 2013

Camomile extracts and compositae mix containing herbal remedies are used for several alternative/complementary therapies for a long time. In fact, camomile has been used traditionally in eastern Anatolia as a pain relieving topical anesthetic agent. Besides becoming a popular herbal remedy, camomile is also known for its potential in inducing chemical burn, irritant and allergic contact dermatitis, conjunctivitis and anaphylaxis. Different clinical apperances of camomile allergy was reviewed with three patients using the same topical camomile remedy in this report. It is important to remember that home-made crushed camomile preparations can lead both sensitization and acute allergic contact dermatitis as well.

15 July 2013

Click here to view the full article which appeared in Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology