In Production Facilities
Contact occupational eczema
Dermatitis (damage to the skin) is the second most common cause of occupational diseases and 90% of cases fall into the category of contact allergic eczema. Almost any substance that the skin comes into contact with can sensitise it. The most important occupational contact allergens include metal salts in machinery manufacturing (chromium, cobalt, nickel), plastics (most commonly epoxies and acrylates), rubber industry chemicals, disinfectants and industrial fluid auxiliary substances.
Dermatitis initially seems inconspicuous. Mild skin redness and dryness. In addition, red pimples or blisters, thickening of the skin, peeling and cracks appear. The main symptom of occupational contact irritant dermatitis is the coincidence of symptoms with occupational exposure. Typically, significant improvement in the disease occurs at weekends, during holidays, on sick leave, or when switched to another job, i.e. away from exposure to the chemical in question. With prolonged interruption of exposure (several weeks), complete healing of the affected skin usually occurs. Conversely, upon return to exposure, symptoms reappear and the condition rapidly worsens.
Occupational dermatoses most often affect the hands. If the chemical is volatile, the fumes may also affect the face, neck or other uncovered parts of the body. Paradoxically, occupational dermatoses can also be caused by an irritant or allergen contained in protective equipment that is supposed to protect the worker from the adverse effects of chemicals from the working environment. Examples include chrome leather gloves, rubber gloves, rubber or leather footwear, etc.
Dermaguard in Prevention of Occupational Dermatitis
- Dermaguard creates a barrier between the skin and allergens and reduces skin irritation
- it protects weakened skin for 4-6 hours and gives it time to regenerate
- it effectively and long-lastingly moisturises without being greasy
- it does not wash off the skin, but gradually wears off
- it is clinically proven and recommended by the Czech Dermatovenerological Society
- Dermaguard is certified as PPE Certified personal protective equipment
When and How to Use Dermaguard
Dermaguard Barrier Cream - Liquid Gloves is designed for skin exposed to allergens. It is most often applied to the hands before work begins and before they are dirtied. However, the cream can be used on any part of the body where the skin is to be protected. The cream can be used to soothe even the first signs of dermatitis. If the disease is developed and active, it is important to treat the skin first and start using the cream only when the skin is healed. This will prevent the problem from recurring.
Immediate solution for contact eczema and rashes
- The cream forms an invisible long-term barrier against allergens on the skin
- Certified personal protective equipment suitable for production plants, surgeries and homes.
- Protects up to 6 hours, moisturises, non-greasy, not perfumed