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Mercapto allergy

Mercapto allergy: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Mercapto allergy is available below.

Symptoms of Mercapto allergy

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Causes of Mercapto allergy

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Treatments for Mercapto allergy

  • Avoid exposure to allergen. Medications may be used to alleviate some symptoms e.g. antihistamines and topical steroids. Moisturizers can alleviate skin symptoms and antibiotics may be needed if secondary skin infections develop from initial skin symptoms such as rashes
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