Chemical-related eczema: Introduction
Chemical-related eczema: Chemical-related eczema is a form of eczema that results from exposure to a chemical. Eczema is a type of skin inflammation or irritation that manifests as a skin rash. The amount of skin involved may vary considerable from a single small patch to widespread large areas of the body. The eczema may result from irritation due to the chemical or from an allergic response to the chemical.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Chemical-related eczema is available below.
Symptoms of Chemical-related eczema
- Skin rash
- Dry flaky patches of skin
- Red patches of skin
- Itchy patches of skin
- Patches of reduced skin pigmentation
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symptoms of Chemical-related eczema
Treatments for Chemical-related eczema
- Treatment is aimed at reducing itching and inflammation. Identification and avoidance of triggering chemicals is the most effective treatment but sometimes the but if symptoms do occur various measures may be utilised: moisturising the skin stops it from drying out, corticosteroid creams reduce inflammation (various strengths may be used depending on the severity of the condition) and antihistamines alleviate itching. Severe outbreaks may require oral corticosteroids. UV light therapy may benefit some cases. Newer topical medications such as tacrolimus and pimecrolimus may be used in some cases but their link to certain cancers is still under scrutiny. An example of a detailed treatment plan is outlined below but obviously these requirements may vary depending on various individual factors:
- Steps for Managing Eczema:
- Bathe only once every 1-2 days - over-bathing can dry the skin.
- Use bath oil to help moisturise skin e.g. Dermaveen, Hamilton's Alpha Ker or QV
- If skin is weeping, avoid bathing with other people to reduce risk of infection
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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Chemical-related eczema:
- Allergies -- Related Home Tests
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Chemical-related eczema: Complications
Review possible medical complications related to Chemical-related eczema:
- Thickening of skin - lichenification
- Blistered skin due to infection
- Skin infection - bacterial or viral
- Skin scarring due to infection
- Psychological effects
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Causes of Chemical-related eczema
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causes of Chemical-related eczema
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Chemical-related eczema: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Chemical-related eczema: Research Doctors & Specialists
Research related physicians and medical specialists:
- Poisoning / Toxicology Specialists:
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- Immune-Related Disease Specialists (Immunology):
- Skin Health Specialists (Dermatology):
- Lung Health Specialists (Pulmonologist):
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Chemical-related eczema: Rare Types
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Chemical-related eczema: Animations
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Prognosis for Chemical-related eczema
Prognosis for Chemical-related eczema:
The prognosis is good if the offending chemical can be avoided or reduced.
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Types of Chemical-related eczema
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