This is a screen for oils found in plants from the Composite family. Allergy can be to direct contact with the plant and/or pollen or to skin care products that use the plant extracts. Outdoor occupations and hobbyists are at an increased risk of exposure.
Please be aware that if your spouse or significant other uses topical skin care products that contain this chemical, skin-to-skin transfer may occur to you.
It may take 2 or 3 weeks of avoiding exposure before improvement of your eruption begins.
Possible Occupational Exposures:
Sesquiterpene Lactone Mix
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Where is it found?
What is it?
Hints on avoiding:
Topical medicines (especially "natural")
Plants where it is found?
Whitewood of commerce
Champaca of perfumery
Costus of perfumery
This information is provided as educational only and is
not intended to substitute for medical care or recommendations by a physician.