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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32-33

Irritant Dermatitis To Marking Nut Used As Hair Dye

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x Marking nut is a known potent irritant. A part form its most common use by washerment as a black “ink” for marking clothes, it has been put to many indigenous uses in the villages of India. Here is a report of an ill-advised young girl who used its black juice as hair-dye and suffered from a sever irritant reaction. Use of marking nut, as a hair dye is probably unheard of.

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