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Derm News: 2006(16)

Tretinoin Microsphere Gel 0.1% for Photodamaged Facial Skin: A Placebo-Controlled Trial

Australasian Journal of Dermatology
Terence SC Poon, Susanne Freeman

A 63-year-old woman presented with a 6-year history of persistent cheilitis. Minimal improvement was achieved with therapeutic measures. Patch testing was positive to anethole, a flavouring used in her toothpaste. Her cheilitis resolved after cessation of the flavoured toothpaste. This case demonstrates the importance of considering contact allergy to toothpaste flavours in patients with cheilitis.

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