Prevention of sodium lauryl sulfate irritant contact dermatitis by Pro- Q aerosol foam skin protectant

S. E. Patterson, J. V. Williams, James Marks

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Eczematous skin disease is a serious work-related illness. Since 1995, reimbursement by insurance companies for treatment of skin diseases has become the largest cost source in some countries. This study was a randomized controlled trial (N = 20) of the efficacy of Pro-Q, a skin protectant product, in the prevention of contact dermatitis from sodium lauryl sulfate and urushiol, the resinous sap of poison ivy and poison oak. Pro-Q was significantly effective in reducing the irritation from sodium lauryl sulfate but did not prevent the allergic reaction to urushiol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)783-785
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number5 I
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dermatology

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