Rosacea Patients May Be Prone to Allergies
Individuals with rosacea may have a greater propensity for allergic reactions, according to a poster presented at the recent meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.1 Dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Ackerman, in private practice in Glen Ridge, N.J., noted that many of her rosacea patients were found to have allergic reactions to ingredients found in products used on their skin, and these were identified with patch testing.
She noted that in patients with rosacea, symptoms improved after the identified substance was avoided.
- Ackerman C. Allergic contact dermatitis in patients with rosacea. Poster presentation, American Academy of Dermatology summer meeting, Boston, July 29-August 2, 2009.
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