Allergic contact dermatitis following exposure to essential oils

  title={Allergic contact dermatitis following exposure to essential oils},
  author={Narelle R Bleasel and Bruce Tate and Marius Rademaker},
  journal={Australasian Journal of Dermatology},
Allergic contact dermatitis from the topical use of essential oils is not widely recognized as an occupational hazard. Four cases of allergic contact dermatitis to essential oils occurring in three aromatherapists and one chemist with a particular interest in aromatherapy are described. All presented with predominantly hand dermatitis and demonstrated sensitization to multiple essential oils. One patient developed a recurrence of cutaneous symptoms following ingestion of lemongrass tea. Workers… 

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