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What is Mercapto allergy?

What is Mercapto allergy?

  • Mercapto allergy: A Mercapto allergy refers to an adverse reaction by the body's immune system to Mercaptochemicals which are used in the manufacture of rubber products. The specific symptoms that can result can vary amongst patients. Exposure usually occurs through direct skin contact and hence causes mainly skin symptoms.

Mercapto allergy: Introduction

What causes Mercapto allergy?

Causes of Mercapto allergy: see causes of Mercapto allergy
Cause of Mercapto allergy: Sources of mercapto exposure include: footwear, adhesives, gloves, sporting equipment, rubber bands, swimwear, toys and elastic.

What are the symptoms of Mercapto allergy?

Symptoms of Mercapto allergy: see symptoms of Mercapto allergy

How is it treated?

Treatments for Mercapto allergy: see treatments for Mercapto allergy

Name and Aliases of Mercapto allergy

Main name of condition: Mercapto allergy

Other names or spellings for Mercapto allergy:

Mercapto mix allergy, Chemical allergy [Mercapto mix], Mercaptochemical allergy

 

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