Dermatitis 2017 Jul/Aug;28(4):231-240
From the *Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; and †Department of Dermatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York.
Ingredients found in the nail cosmetic industry, including but not limited to methacrylate and acrylate monomers, formaldehyde, and toluene sulfonamide-formaldehyde resin, can incite allergic contact dermatitis. An eczematous outbreak presents on areas surrounding the nail plate and may spread through contact transfer of the allergen, commonly to the face and neck. Even components that were originally deemed nonsensitizing, such as the ubiquitous cyanoacrylate adhesive family, have been found to be allergenic. Read More