Garlic Dermatitis on the Neck of an Infant Treated for Nasal Congestion

Esfahani, A.; Chamlin, S. L.

Pediatr Dermatol. 2017 Apr 21; 34(4):e212-e213


The health benefits of garlic (Allium sativum) as a naturopathic remedy have been well documented, but topical application of garlic has been linked to allergic and irritant contact dermatitis. We present a case of severe irritant contact dermatitis due to application of a fresh garlic necklace to the neck of infant for treatment of nasal congestion.

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