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Allergy on DermNet

Occupational skin disease

Occupational skin diseases are among the most common occupational diseases reported.

15 April

Allergies explained

Allergy is an abnormal response of the body to a foreign body, known as an antigen.

22 February

Allergic contact dermatitis

Allergic contact dermatitis is a form of dermatitis/eczema caused by an allergic reaction to a material, called an allergen, in contact...

29 November

Allergic contact cheilitis

Cheilitis is the name given to inflamed lips.What is allergic contact cheilitis?Allergic contact cheilitis is allergic contact dermatitis affecting the...

22 April

Allergic conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye.

17 April

Contact urticaria

Contact urticaria is an immediate but transient localised swelling and redness that occurs on the skin after direct contact with...

7 January

Oral allergy syndrome

Oral allergy syndrome refers to oropharyngeal symptoms triggered by eating specific raw foods.As it occurs in people with pollen allergy,...

13 January

Cosmetics allergy

A cosmetic is defined as a topically applied product that is used to beautify, cleanse or protect the hair, skin,...

4 November

Food allergy

Food allergy is an immunological reaction to a food protein that is either immediate (occuring seconds to minutes after eating...

22 April

Contact allergens

A large number of contact allergens are described on DermNet.

22 April

Skin prick testing

Skin prick testing is an allergy test used to identify allergens responsible for triggering symptoms in allergic diseases.

17 December

Patch tests

Patch tests are used in patients with dermatitis, to find out whether their skin condition may be caused or aggravated...

22 February

Guidelines for authors

Are you interested in writing for us? DermNet New Zealand is always looking for potential authors to write on new topics. Potential authors interested in writing a new page are generally asked to write a topic page on either a disease or condition, or a treatment, product or procedure. 

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