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  1. 1. Contact Dermatitis What is it?
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Contact Dermatitis  The variation of dermatitis which the hair and beauty trade suffer from most regularly is contact Dermatitis
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Contact Dermatitis  What part of the body does dermatitis affect?
  6. 6. Contact Dermatitis  Dermatitis affects the skin on any part of the body
  7. 7. Contact Dermatitis  What are the most commonly affected areas of the body?
  8. 8. Contact Dermatitis  Hands  Feet  Groin
  9. 9. Contact Dermatitis  Is dermatitis contagious?
  10. 10. Contact Dermatitis  The simple answer is No  However should the skin become broken, the possibility of infection increases and the area can become infected
  11. 11. Contact Dermatitis  How will you know if the area is infected?
  12. 12. Contact Dermatitis  Yellow pus present, Weeping and Sore to the touch
  13. 13. Contact Dermatitis  What type of substances do you think might cause contact dermatitis?
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Contact Dermatitis  What steps can be taken to avoid dermatitis?
  16. 16. Contact Dermatitis  Wear disposable, non-latex gloves when shampooing, colouring and bleaching
  17. 17. Contact Dermatitis  Rinse hands thoroughly after washing
  18. 18. Contact Dermatitis  Dryhands thoroughly with soft cotton or paper towel
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. Contact Dermatitis  Change gloves between clients.  Make sure you don’t contaminate your hands when taking them off
  21. 21. Contact Dermatitis  Check skin regularly for early signs of dermatitis
  22. 22. Dermatitis – Signs and Symptoms People often experience different signs and symptoms and they can include:  Dryness  Itching  Redness  Cracking  Flaking  Scaling  Bleeding  Swelling  Blistering
  23. 23. 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.
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  31. 31. Contact Dermatitis Hopefully you will now know what Contact Dermatitis is and what steps can be taken to avoid it. Answer the questions at the front of the Dermatitis unit book