What is it?
Disperse dyes are a group of azo-type dye used primarily in textiles, cosmetics, and hair colorants.

How can I avoid it?
  • Wear only:
    • 100% cotton
    • 100% bamboo cloth
    • 100% linen
    • 100% silk
    • 100% wool
    • 100% hemp fabric
    • Tencel™
  • Lifestyle changes including:
    • Strict avoidance of offending dye source (avoidance of specific color often is not helpful)
    • Multiple washing of clothes three times prior to wearing
    • Handling of dry-cleaned clothes by thoroughly airing clothing out of bag
    • Control of hyperhidrosis – using antiperspirants may aid in prevention of clothing dermatitis
    • Use of Protective undergarments – using 100% natural fabrics including long-sleeved undershirts and slip pants
    • Management of dermatitis – wearing jackets without linings; strict avoidance of offending dye sources; wearing
    • loose fitting clothing
    • Use of skin protectants – keep skin well moistened; use products which are not irritating; topical corticosteroids
    • when needed
    • Avoid nylon stockings (beige tones especially)
    • Levi Strauss 501® blue jeans (vat dyes) do not usually cause dermatitis
  • Suggested websites:
    • http://www.cottonique.com
    • http://www.kleinerts.com
    • http://dermasilk.com

You have shown a positive allergic reaction to a textile dye. You should avoid contact with this substance. The following information may help you manage your allergic contact dermatitis to certain textile dyes.

  • Textile dye of azo type
  • Cosmetics
  • Furs
  • Hair dyes and colors
  • Nylon knit goods
  • Sheep skin

Other names
  • 1,4-Benzenediamine, N-(2,4-dinitrophenyl
  • 4-(4-Nitrophenylazo)aniline
  • 4-(4-Nitrophenylazo)diphenylamine
  • 4-anilino-4’-nitroazobenzene
  • Acetate red GG
  • Acetoquinone light yellow
  • Allilon Brown 3R
  • Begacron Brown 3R
  • Benzenamine, 4-(4-nitrophenyl)azo-N-Phenyl-
  • Cellitron orange GR
  • Cellitron red B
  • Desperse Brown S-3R
  • N-(2,4-Dinitrophenyl)-1,4-phenylenediamine
  • Solvent red
  • Solvent yellow 3
  • Terasil brown 3R

Potential cross-reacting/co-reacting substances:
  • Other para-Amino compounds
    • Para-Aminobenzoic acid
    • Sulfanilamide
    • p-Phenylenediamine (PPD)
    • p-Aminphenol (PAP)
    • p-toluylenediamine (PTD)
    • p-Aminoazobenze (PAAB)
    • 4,4’-Diaminodiphenylmethane (DDM)
  • Other disperse dyes

How safe is it?

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