Contact Dermatitis • Dermatitis is a blanket term meaning any "inflammation of the skin" (e.g. rashes etc.). There are several different types. Usually all of them have in common an allergic reaction to specific allergens. The term may be used to refer to eczema, which is also known as Dermatitis eczema.
Contact Dermatitis The variation of dermatitis which the hair and beauty trade suffer from most regularly is contact Dermatitis
Contact Dermatitis • Contact dermatitis is Inflammation of the skin due to contact with substances which can result in a range of symptoms such as redness, swelling, itching or blistering
Contact Dermatitis What part of the body does dermatitis affect?
Contact Dermatitis Dermatitis affects the skin on any part of the body
Contact Dermatitis What are the most commonly affected areas of the body?
Contact Dermatitis The simple answer is No However should the skin become broken, the possibility of infection increases and the area can become infected
Contact Dermatitis How will you know if the area is infected?
Contact Dermatitis Yellow pus present, Weeping and Sore to the touch
Contact Dermatitis What type of substances do you think might cause contact dermatitis?
Contact Dermatitis Most commonly detergents, chemicals, toiletries and even natural products such as food or water! An allergy is a type of hypersensitivity, a reaction of the immune system. Because of this a variety of triggers can cause the same reaction in different people
Contact Dermatitis What steps can be taken to avoid dermatitis?
Contact Dermatitis Wear disposable, non-latex gloves when shampooing, colouring and bleaching
Contact Dermatitis Rinse hands thoroughly after washing
Contact Dermatitis Dryhands thoroughly with soft cotton or paper towel
Contact Dermatitis Moisturise after washing your hands as well as the start and finish of each day Pay attention to the fingertips, webs and wrists
Contact Dermatitis Change gloves between clients. Make sure you don’t contaminate your hands when taking them off
Contact Dermatitis Check skin regularly for early signs of dermatitis
Dermatitis – Signs and Symptoms People often experience different signs and symptoms and they can include: Dryness Itching Redness Cracking Flaking Scaling Bleeding Swelling Blistering
Contact Dermatitis The following pictures will give you an idea of how differently dermatitis manifests itself on the body and the varying degrees of severity.