Agent Name

Foods that cause contact dermatitis

Major Category

Other Classes

Category

Other Organic Compounds

Sources/Uses

Contact urticaria and contact dermatitis in food workers; [Marks]

Comments

Garlic and onions are the most common contact food allergens. Other foods that may cause contact urticaria and contact dermatitis: Dairy products; fish; meat; fruit (apple banana, orange, peach, and plum); wheat and wheat flour; nuts; and vegetables (beans, carrot, celery, cucumber, lettuce, parsnip, potato, rutabaga, and tomato). [Marks, p. 322-6] Foods that may induce photoirritant contact dermatitis (PICD) include: lime, celery, parsnip, and fig. [Marks, p. 203]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Contact Dermatitis, Photoirritant

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