Allergic contact dermatitis from carmine in cosmetic blush

Kayoko Suzuki, Keiko Hirokawa, Akiko Yagami, Kayoko Matsunaga

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Abstract

Although there are many reported cases of immediate allergy after ingestion of foods containing cochineal, there are few reports of allergic contact dermatitis from carmine. We present a rare case of allergic contact dermatitis due to carmine. A 52-year-old female presented with an itchy erythema on her cheeks at the site where blush had been applied. Patch-tested with her cosmetics, she showed a positive reaction to the blush (30% in petrolatum) and to 0.2% (but not 0.1%) carmine in petrolatum. In this case, the optimum patch-test concentration of carmine was 0.2% in petrolatum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-349
Number of pages2
JournalDermatitis
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2011

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Carmine
Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Petrolatum
Cosmetics
Patch Tests
Cheek
Erythema
Hypersensitivity
Eating
Food

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Dermatology

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Suzuki, Kayoko ; Hirokawa, Keiko ; Yagami, Akiko ; Matsunaga, Kayoko. / Allergic contact dermatitis from carmine in cosmetic blush. In: Dermatitis. 2011 ; Vol. 22, No. 6. pp. 348-349.
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Suzuki, K, Hirokawa, K, Yagami, A & Matsunaga, K 2011, 'Allergic contact dermatitis from carmine in cosmetic blush', Dermatitis, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 348-349. https://doi.org/10.2310/6620.2011.11022

Allergic contact dermatitis from carmine in cosmetic blush. / Suzuki, Kayoko; Hirokawa, Keiko; Yagami, Akiko; Matsunaga, Kayoko.

In: Dermatitis, Vol. 22, No. 6, 01.12.2011, p. 348-349.

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