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 
• Lifestyle changes including: 
  • Multiple washing of clothes--x3 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 
  • 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
 • Suggested websites: m http://www.cottonique.com m http://www.kleinerts.com m http://dermasilk.com 

Uses
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. 

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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