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> Advice regarding use of topicals in the event of atopic dermatitis

D.A. MONERET-VAUTRIN
Service de Médecine Interne
Immunologie Clinique
et Allergologie
Hopital Central
29, Av. de Lattre de Tassigny
54035 NANCY Cedex
France

ALIM'INTER
Vol 3 - n° 15
november 1998

As regards creams, ointments, bath products, shampoos, lip salves, etc.


Avoid preparations with ingredients that may present a risk of allergy :

  • Oat extract (oat milk)*
  • Egg extract (egg yolk), allantoin*
  • Casein derivatives - whey – milk protein*
  • Wheat or soybean protein
  • Silk protein
  • Yeast extract
  • Protein hydrolysate
  • Vegetable base, unspecified
  • Vegetable oils, unspecified
  • Almond oil*
  • Peanut oil*
  • Sesame-seed oil*
  • Hazelnut oil*
  • Wheat germ oil
  • Castor oil
  • Walnut oil
  • Benzoic acid
  • Vanillin
  • Chrysalid oil
  • Salmon oil


* cases of observed allergies * cases of observed allergies


Oils that can be used : Vaseline, paraffin

An acceptable cosmetic product : Gallien modified fresh ointment

  • White bee’s wax                    13.0 g
  • Paraffin oil                             53.5 g
  • Rose distilled water                33.0 g
  • Sodium borate                         0.5 g

In this formula, almond oil, which is an allergen, is replaced by paraffin oil, better tolerated by atopic skins.