Some alternative medicine therapies and ingredients are proved to cause contact dermatitis as a side effect. Examples include:
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- Burdock, a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine
- Herbal creams or lotions that contain eucalyptus, camphor, calendula and rosemary
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- Miroddi M, et al. Rosmarinus officinalis L. as cause of contact dermatitis. Allergologia et Immunopathologia. In press. Accessed March 4, 2014.
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