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Contact Allergy Associated with a Temporary Black Henna Tattoo

Specialty:

Dermatology

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Description:

Henna is a shrub in North Africa, India, Sri Lanka and other countries. An extract made from the leaves is mixed with other substances to make a dye that is used to make temporary tattoos. Some patients who get the tattoo will develop a contact dermatitis, which can be severe.

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