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Studying Women’s Allergy Rate to Cosmetics in Kashan, Central Iran

Rouhullah Dehghani, Hamid Kassiri, Rezvan Talaee, Mojtaba Sehat, Leila Mesgari, Elahe Chimehi, Azar Dehghani

The frequency of using cosmetics among different age groups of women is very prevalent in Iran. Considering the importance of the high rate of using cosmetics which are the major reasons of allergic contact dermatitis, this study was conducted to consider women’s allergy rate to cosmetics in Kashan. In this research, data were gained through 800 standard questionnaires completed by women in Kashan. Sampling was random and multistage cluster. After obtaining the data, the graphs and tables were drawn, and the data were analyzed by Chi-square and Mann–Whitney. The highest rate of permanent use of cosmetics was in the age group of 20-29 years old. The results showed that 27% of women have allergy to cosmetics. The highest rate of allergy to cosmetics was allergic rhinitis with 24.4%, and the lowest was respiratory allergy with 6.8%. In 43.4% of the individuals, having a history of allergy was very effective in using these materials again. Although using cosmetics caused allergy, it did not reduce the use of cosmetics (P<0.243). The effect of having a history of allergy to cosmetics has a significant relation with the age of women. Using cosmetics is reduced by the increase in age (P<0.001). Using personal care products needs rational and global safety regulations.


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