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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Sensitive vs allergic
Can someone just be sensitive to a topical substance (in my case, an ingredient in hair dye) without being allergic to it or are they one and the same?
Contact topical reactions are referred to as either allergic or sensitization reactions.
I Leonard Bernstein, MD
Clinical Professor Emeritus
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati