Eczema, contact: 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.
For Eczema Advice, eczema support and information on support groups contact the National Eczema Society. We offer advice on eczema treatments and eczema management.
Many substances can cause allergic contact eczema, such as nickel in jewellery. We take a look at common allergens.
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 ...
Contact eczema can be divided into two distinct problems, which are referred to as direct irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis.
The following can make eczema symptoms worse: Allergies to pollen, mold, dust mites, or animals. Colds or the flu. Contact with rough materials. Dry skin