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Document ID (ISN)74575
CIS number 00-467
ISSN - Serial title 0105-1873 - Contact Dermatitis
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Berndt U., Wigger-Alberti W., Gabard B., Elsner P.
Title Efficacy of a barrier cream and its vehicle as protective measures against occupational irritant contact dermatitis
Bibliographic information Feb. 2000, Vol.42, No.2, p.77-80. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract In a randomized, double-blind study, a new barrier cream and its moisturizing vehicle were compared regarding their skin compatibility, efficacy and resulting acceptance. Two panels of 25 hospital nurses each with mild signs of skin irritation were asked to use one of the test products (barrier-cream or vehicle) over a period of four weeks. Effects of both types of preparations were studied weekly. No significant differences were found between the barrier cream and its vehicle. In both groups, clinical skin status improved and stratum corneum hydration increased significantly during the study period. Both preparations were well tolerated and accepted, thus showing both skin protection and skin care. These results contribute to the debate as to whether a strict distinction between "skin care" and "skin protection" products is justified.
Descriptors (primary) irritation; barrier creams; nursing personnel; dermatitis
Descriptors (secondary) skin wetness; comparative study; erythema
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSwitzerland; Germany
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Skin diseases
Health care services
Skin protection