Berloque Dermatitis Information and Treatment
Berloque Dermatitis is a common skin diseases.
Its appear after individual has been exposed to certain essential
oils in perfume and then to sunlight. Berloque Dermatitis is a skin
disorder which develops brownish to redish discoloration around or
of the neck of the patient. Berloque Dermatitis is basically a skin
disease typical to youth, but Berloque Dermatitis may occur to the
people at any age. Berloque dermatitis obtains its name from the
German word berlock or the French berloque , meaning trinket or
charm. It can be defined as a disorder in which a patients develop a
brownish to reddish discoloration of the neck and sometimes the arms
due to applying perfume or cologne to the skin.
Sometimes the skin first turns red before changing to a brownish
color. This condition can persist for years or even be permanent.
Berlock dermatitis is a type of photosensitization resulting in deep
brown pigmentation on exposure to sunlight after application of
bergamot oil and other essential oils in perfume. Allergic contact
dermatitis to a plant is not contagious and the blister fluid does
not spread the rash. The rash appears between four hours and 10 days
after exposure to the plant, depending on individual sensitivity and
the amount of contact. Many perfumes and colognes contain oil of
bergamot, an extract of the peel of a specific orange grown in the
South of France and the Calabria district of Italy. When this oil
comes in contact with the skin and the skin is exposed to sunlight,
the oil of bergamot causes the skin to discolor. With repeated
exposures to sunlight, the discoloration becomes permanent.