Fragrances are complex substances that contain hundreds of different chemicals. Some examples are Balsam of Peru, cinnamic aldehyde, cinnamyl alcohol, hydroxycitronellal, geraniol, isoeugenol, eugenol and oak moss. These chemicals make up the most common causes of ACD to cosmetics. They are also present in many topical preparations, soaps, perfumes, toothpastes and other personal care products. Sensitized patients must use "fragrance free" products. "Unscented" products are not suitable since they may still contain masking fragrances. It is important to note, however, that fragrance free products may contain large quantities of botanical extracts. These extracts are used to improve the odor of the product but can also be a source of sensitizers. It is necessary to perform patch testing with a sufficient number of chemicals to detect a delayed hypersensitivity to fragrances. Once a fragrance allergy is diagnosed, a treatment plan to avoid exposure to culprit fragrances in products should be established.
I have had this terrible skin disorder since a child and have gone through many different meds and home remedies. If your eczema is at the oozing stage soak in oatmeal baths and then follow up with neutrogena sesame seed oil and pat dry. If you are in the scaling stage try rubbing crisco on your skin and wrap plastic wrap around areas and sleep with this on. Try wearing white cotton gloves to bed for you scratch and irritate the areas in your sleep. Use cool water to bathe for hot water irritates these areas. Use a good moisturizing lotion like eucerin and also use cortisone when itching. One thing that works well is tanning regularly but don't overdue it in one session. Make sure you know your allergies and try as hard as you can to stay away from those food items or airborne items that you are allergic too. I use aveeno bath products too and stay away from the perfumed items.
Dermatitis affected about 10% of . workers in 2010, representing over 15 million workers with dermatitis. Prevalence rates were higher among females than among males, and among those with some college education or a college degree compared to those with a high school diploma or less. Workers employed in healthcare and social assistance industries and life, physical, and social science occupations had the highest rates of reported dermatitis. About 6% of dermatitis cases among . workers were attributed to work by a healthcare professional, indicating that the prevalence rate of work-related dermatitis among workers was at least %.