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Skin-conditioning products in occupational dermatology

  • P. ElsnerEmail author
  • W. Wigger-Alberti
Review

Abstract

Moisturizers are frequently used in the prevention of occupational contact dermatitis. This review discusses their chemistry and mode of action. Methods to prove their preventive efficacy are presented. In addition to pharmacological efficacy, subjective factors that influence application of the products and compliance come into play. In conclusion, moisturizers are only one element of skin-disease prevention at the workplace that should be viewed as a complex, inter-dependent system. The efficacy of the complete, integrated system of occupational skin care has to be proven.

Keywords

Occupational skin disease Skin protection Irritation Contact dermatitis Prevention 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Dermatology and AllergologyFriedrich-Schiller University of JenaJenaGermany

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