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December 1966

Anhidrotic Effects of Adhesive Tapes and Occlusive Film

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From the Orentreich Medical Group.

Arch Dermatol. 1966;94(6):709-711. doi:10.1001/archderm.1966.01600300033006

The application of occlusive adhesive tapes for six days results in anhidrosis which persists for as much as three to four weeks thereafter. Physiology of the skin is materially affected both by tapes and occlusive films, and is related to dermal changes which may result.