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What is Dermatitis?

Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin. Dermatitis can take many forms including contact Dermatitis and allergic Dermatitis.

How is Dermatitis caused?

Some people are born with Dermatitis or they can develop Dermatitis in later life, for no apparent reason. This is generally called eczema. However if you suddenly start to have symptoms in later life, then this could be caused by your working conditions.

Allergic Dermatitis
This can develop through contact with certain allergens. A person my be prone to sensitive skin and when these allergens come into contact with the skin it can cause inflammation, itchiness and redness. Sufferers often cannot stop itching he affected areas and this can lead to broken skin and bacterial infection. Eczema can develop on any part of the body.

Irritant Contact Dermatitis
Irritant contact Dermatitis or work related Dermatitis is generally caused when you come into contact with certain chemicals or substances which cause irritation. The symptoms generally start on the hands and face as this is the part of the body exposed to the substance. The symptoms take the same form as eczema and can cause inflammation itchiness and soreness to the hands which can lead to infection if left untreated.

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