contact sensitivity


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contact sensitivity

Immunology An allergic response to contact with irritant, usually hypersensitivity. See Contact dermatitis.
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She also showed irritant reaction to "Fair & Lovely" fairness cream and "Lifebouy soap." 2-(2-Hydroxy-5-methyl-phenyl) benzotriazole is used as a UV absorber in cosmetics and dental materials and has caused contact sensitivity in 1 patient in an earlier study of 50 patients with cosmetic dermatitis [15].
These lichenoid reactions are usually the result of a contact sensitivity or irritant contact response to an amalgam or composite resin dental restoration or a denture component in close proximity to the oral mucosa.
Since hospitals have been making the switch, "We've seen more and more people present with contact sensitivity [to nitrile], with hives and rashes on their hands.