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An animal model for the evaluation of skin protective creams against chemical irritants is described. The irritants were applied daily for 2 weeks to shaved back skin of young guinea pigs: sodium lauryl sulphate (5% aq.; 30 min), sodium hydroxide (0.5% aq.; 2 min), and toluene (20% eth.; 2 min). The barrier cream was applied 2 h prior to and immediately(More)
A popular "skin protector" consisting of an emulsion-like foam of lipophilic and hydrophilic substances (Marly skin) was evaluated in a previously described repetitive irritation guinea pig model. The product failed to inhibit the irritation due to sodium lauryl sulphate and toluene. In striking contrast to the recommended use, the irritant response of(More)
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