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May 1963

A Hazard of Plastic Film Therapy

Arch Dermatol. 1963;87(5):633-636. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590170091015

Six cases of toxic reactions to naphazoline are reported. The drug was applied to intact skin under Saran* film. The symptomatology is described and the mode of action of the drug discussed. A plea is made for care in the use of plastic film dressings with drugs having potential toxic side-effects.