Surgery

Research raises antibiotic questions

A James Cook University scientist has warned about the side effects of overusing topical antibiotics, including concerns they're contributing to global antibiotic resistance.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Case report describes contact dermatitis from ultrasound gel

(HealthDay)—An atypical presentation of contact dermatitis due to ultrasound gel has been reported in a 67-year-old male patient. The case report was published online Sept. 8 in the Journal of Dermatology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Case report: pediatric nickel dermatitis caused by belt buckles

(HealthDay)—Nickel dermatitis has been observed in a number of children whose symptoms resolved after avoiding contact with dimethylglyoxime (DMG)-positive belt buckles. These observations have been published as a case ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hand washing focus in hospitals has led to rise in worker dermatitis

A new study from The University of Manchester has revealed that the incidence of dermatitis has increased 4.5 times in health care workers following increased hand hygiene as a drive to reduce infections such as MRSA has ...

Immunology

BADGE exposure can elicit contact allergy reactions

(HealthDay)—Exposure to aluminum tubes for pharmaceutical use that are internally lacquered with epoxy resins (ER) based on bisphenol A diglycidyl ether (BADGE) can elicit contact allergy reactions, according to a study ...

Immunology

Can mobile phones cause allergic reactions?

Studies have identified mobile phones and related devices as sources of metal sensitization and potential causes of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). Despite efforts to control allergen release in phones, many phones on ...

Inflammatory disorders

Scratching the surface: why skin allergies make us itch

A Yale-led team of researchers has identified the protein that controls inflammation and the urge to itch in people who suffer from contact dermatitis due to exposure to poison ivy and other allergens. The study appears in ...

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