Resorcinol is a substance used as an anti-acne treatment, antiseptic, and anti-itch ingredient. It is also an additive found in a variety of personal care products.
How can I avoid it?
Since Resorcinol is used in medications, patients who are allergic to Resorcinol should be instructed to inform their health care providers of their allergy. The labels of all medications and the cosmetics listed earlier should be read carefully to avoid Resorcinol-containing products. Persons involved in the workplace with the production of any of the products listed below may be exposed to Resorcinol. In addition, allergic individuals should be instructed to avoid products for skin application of oral medications that contain Hexylresorcinol and Resorcinol monoacetate.
Skin contact with Resorcinol is required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing Resorcinol should result in improvement and/or resolution of your dermatitis. By law, all products made in the US for topical use have the ingredients listed either on the product package or the box that contains it, so check the labeling of your skin care products for this ingredient. If there is no information ask your pharmacist or call the company directly. At work, request a material safety data sheet (MSDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure.
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Foot and other powders
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