Contact eczema: A localized reaction that includes redness, itching, and burning where the skin has come into contact with an allergen (an allergy-causing substance) or with an irritant such as an acid, a cleaning agent or another chemical.
Contact eczema is caused by physical contact with an irritant or allergen. Because there is generally a time lapse between contact of an allergy-causing chemical and the ...
Many substances can cause allergic contact eczema, such as nickel in jewellery. We take a look at common allergens.
Contact eczema can be divided into two distinct problems, which are referred to as direct irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis.
Information relating to the skin includes skin diseases and conditions, cosmetic surgery, medications, and treatment.
For Eczema Advice, eczema support and information on support groups contact the National Eczema Society. We offer advice on eczema treatments and eczema management.