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Irritant contact eczema

Irritant contact eczema: Introduction

Irritant contact eczema: Irritant contact eczema is a form of eczema that occurs when an irritating substance comes into direct contact with the skin. Eczema is a type of skin inflammation or irritation that manifests as a skin rash. This form of eczema often occurs in occupational settings. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Irritant contact eczema is available below.

Irritant contact eczema: Treatments

Treatment is aimed primarily at identifying and avoiding the irritant. Identification and avoidance of triggering irritant is the most effective treatment but sometimes the allergen can't be identified or is not completely avoidable so other measures need to be utilized: protective measures such as gloves prevent direct contact, moisturising the skin stops it from ...more treatments »

Symptoms of Irritant contact eczema

  • Dry flaky patches of skin
  • Red patches of skin
  • Skin rash
  • Itchy patches of skin
  • Patches of reduced skin pigmentation
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Irritant contact eczema

  • Identification and avoidance of cause
  • Use of protective measures such as gloves for prevention and avoidance of further exacerbations
  • Bathe in tepid water using a PH neutral soap or soap substitute. Avoid prolonged bathing
  • Soaking baths with bath oil or colloidal oatmeal
  • Moisturise promptly after bathing. Non - perfumed products are preferred
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Irritant contact eczema

  • There is a large range of possible irritants that can trigger eczma. Some of the more common ones include:
  • Soaps and detergents
  • Cosmetics and other toiletry products
  • Cleaning products
  • Salts
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