Results of patch testing with lavender oil in Japan.

  title={Results of patch testing with lavender oil in Japan.},
  author={Miki Sugiura and Ritsuko Hayakawa and Yumiko Kato and Keiji Sugiura and Rie Hashimoto},
  journal={Contact dermatitis},
  volume={43 3},
We report the annual results of patch testing with lavender oil for a 9-year period from 1990 to 1998 in Japan. Using Finn Chambers and Scanpor tape, we performed 2-day closed patch testing with lavender oil 20% pet. on the upper back of each patient suspected of having cosmetic contact dermatitis. We compared the frequency of positive patch tests to lavender oil each year with those to other fragrances. We diagnosed contact allergy when patch test reactions were + or <+ at 1 day after removal… CONTINUE READING
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