Inhalation injury related to use of petrolatum-based hair grease

Rebecca Bascom, E. F. Haponik, A. M. Munster

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Petrolatum-based hair products were associated with face and scalp burns in five patients. Four of these patients had inhalation injury and two required intubation for acute upper airway obstruction. Users of these products and their physicians should be aware of this major hazard.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-330
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Nursing(all)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)


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