The literature on contact dermatitis is extensive, and hundreds of different agents have been found responsible, yet I have been unable to find any reports on mint as a cause. Some time ago when I was discussing this subject with Dr. Otto Foerster, he recalled having observed a patient with cheilitis caused by a mint-flavored chewing gum. This is the only instance I have found in which mint has been incriminated as a factor in producing a cutaneous eruption. Although physicians are now familiar with the manifestations and with many of the causes of this type of dermatitis, it is the inability at times to determine the exciting agent which leads to failure in treatment. I therefore wish to present 2 cases which have come to my attention.
REPORT OF CASES
K. H., a bartender at Miami Beach presented a dermatitis which began in the spring of 1934.
SAMS WM. OCCUPATIONAL DERMATITIS DUE TO MINT: REPORT OF TWO CASES. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1940;41(3):503–505. doi:10.1001/archderm.1940.01490090055004
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