Occupational eczema and asthma in a hairdresser caused by hair-bleaching products.

  title={Occupational eczema and asthma in a hairdresser caused by hair-bleaching products.},
  author={Majken G Hougaard and Torkil Menn{\'e} and Heidi S\osted},
  journal={Dermatitis : contact, atopic, occupational, drug},
  volume={23 6},
Occupational allergic contact eczema and asthma caused by bleaching agents is seen in hairdressers. Bleaching agents contain persulfate salts, which are known to induce immediate reactions such as rhinitis, asthma, contact urticaria, and anaphylaxis. The immunologic mechanism is not, however, fully understood. The specific inhalation challenge test is considered to be the gold standard for diagnosing occupational asthma and rhinitis. However, this test is not always accessible. Therefore, the… CONTINUE READING
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