Are barrier creams actually effective?

Abstract

This article reviews the current information surrounding the efficacy of barrier creams as a protective measure against contact dermatitis. The principles of the proposed effects of barrier creams on the skin and the experimental and clinical data regarding their efficacy in the prevention of irritant and allergic contact dermatitis are discussed.

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Alvarez, M.S., Brown, L.H. & Brancaccio, R.R. Are barrier creams actually effective?. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 1, 337–341 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11882-001-0045-z

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Keywords

  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Sulfur Mustard
  • Irritant Contact Dermatitis