Rosin (colophony) and zinc oxide in adhesive bandages. An appropriate combination for rosin-sensitive patients?

Adhesives and bandages containing zinc oxide (ZnO) and rosin are often used for treatment of ulcers. The aim of this work was to study a possible inhibitory effect of ZnO on the elicitation of allergic contact reactions to rosin and to determine whether such an effect might be due to the formation of zinc resinates. Patch testing in rosin-sensitive patients… CONTINUE READING