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Man's thumb with contact dermatitis from rubber

Man's thumb with contact dermatitis from rubber

M140/0247

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DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Contact dermatitis. The thumb of a man affected by contact dermatitis from a rubber glove. The skin is flaky and itchy, and the upper layers are peeling away. Contact dermatitis is a type of eczema caused either by a toxic reaction to a particular substance or by an allergic reaction. Certain compounds such as detergents, nickel, plastics and cosmetics are known to cause such skin reactions. The type of rash varies according to the substance causing it and may be treated with either soothing creams or corticosteroid drugs.

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