Practical Reviews

Plan Ahead When Scheduling Patients With Latex Allergies

Contact dermatitis and latex allergy are major problems in our dental population, both for our staff and our patients. Occupationally related contact dermatitis can develop from frequent and repeated use of hand hygiene products, exposure to chemicals, and glove use. Contact dermatitis is classified as either irritant or allergic. Irritant contact dermatitis is common and non-allergic, and it develops as dry, itchy, irritated areas on the skin around the area of contact. This creat more...
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