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Allergy on DermNet

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Occupational skin disease

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

15 April

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Allergies explained

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

22 February

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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

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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

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Allergic conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye.

17 April

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Contact urticaria

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

7 January

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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

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Cosmetics allergy

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

4 November

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Food allergy

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

22 April

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Contact allergens

A large number of contact allergens are described on DermNet.

22 April

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Skin prick testing

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

17 December

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Patch tests

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

22 February

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