Disperse Blue Dye 106

This patient information on Disperse Blue Bye 106 is provided by John L. Meisenheimer, M.D. a board certified Dermatologist and skin care specialist based in Orlando, Florida. This information is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice or treatment of a dermatologist or other physician.

The results from your patch testing showed a positive reaction (contact allergy) to Disperse Blue Dye 106. Your immune system reacts with its defense mechanisms with each exposure of Disperse Blue Dye 106l to your skin. It is unknown why certain individuals develop allergic sensitivities. In some it may take repeat exposures over long periods of time before an allergy develops. Once you have become sensitized (allergic) your immune system always “remembers” and you will be Disperse Blue Dye sensitive. If you currently have eczema this chemical may be the cause but other factors may play a role as well. The information below will help you avoid this allergen.

This chemical is dye added to textiles and fabrics to produce rich dark colors.

Although this a blue dye and found in blue colored fabrics, it is also commonly found in other dark colors such as brown, black, purple and even some greens.

Where is chemical found?

Bed linens
Blue dye
Cloths (especially polyester and acetate)
Garment linings (especially women’s polyester linings)
Nylon stockings
Swimming suits
Tights (Spandex and Lycra)

Hints on avoiding chemical:

Avoid garments made from pure polyester, acetate blends, colored blue or dark colors like black, brown, green, violet and purple.
Wear lose fitting clothes if possible.
Avoid nylon stockings especially dark colors.
Before using new clothing or bed linens wash them twice.
Should wear 100% silk, wool, and cotton also recommend wearing white silk underwear and slips.
Levi Strauss 501 blue jeans usually do not cause dermatitis in dye-sensitive individual.
Wash all new clothes and bed linens three times before using.
Remove dark liners from clothes and replace with white liners.
Try to wear natural based fabrics, silk, cotton, and wool.
Long sleeve white silk underwear can be worn if certain outer wear fabrics cannot be avoided.
It may take 2 to 3 weeks of avoiding exposure before improvement if your eruption begins.

Potential Occupational Exposures:

Work uniforms

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