Journal article

Recurrent allergic contact dermatitis due to allergen transfer by sunglasses

Jason D Williams, Rosemary L Nixon, Adriene Lee

CONTACT DERMATITIS | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2007

Abstract

Tea tree oil (Melaleuca oil) is an essential oil, distilled predominantly from the leaves of the Australian plant, Melaleuca alternifolia. This species is unique to Australia and native to New South Wales. Allergic contact dermatitis to tea tree oil is well recognized and is becoming increasingly common in Australia (1, 2).