Prevention of Occupational Contact DermatitisSultan T Al-Otaibi*
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sultan T Al- Otaibi
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Dammam, Dammam, Al-Khobar 31952, Saudi Arabia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 10, 2016; Accepted date: May 25, 2016; Published date: May 31, 2016
Citation: Al-Otaibi ST (2016) Prevention of Occupational Contact Dermatitis. J Ergonomics 6:165. doi:10.4172/2165-7556.1000165
Copyright: © 2016 Al-Otaibi ST. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This article reviews the scientific research concerning occupational contact dermatitis and the related methods of prevention. The information provided herein clarifies some difficulties involved in the confirmation of diagnoses and creating strategies for prevention. Occupational skin diseases, most of which are contact dermatitis arising from exposure to a culpable agent, constitute more than 35% of all work-related disorders. Contact dermatitis can be classified as either the irritant or the unfavorably allergic type. Each type has an alternate pathogenesis, while the clinical presentation is the same. Once the hazardous elements that cause work-related contact dermatitis are identified, the dermatitis can be controlled in some patients. However, in other patients, it can be chronic and disabling. Failure to follow the outlined preventive programs will lead to high rates of occupational contact dermatitis.