This is a lexicon for Atopic Dermatitis.
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Occupational (dermatitis)An occupational disease is one that is triggered or aggravated by working conditions. This is the case with certain kinds of contact eczema, which are thus known as occupational dermatitis. Their treatment is specially reimbursed by health insurance. Atopy sufferers should avoid situations with potential to trigger contact eczema where possible.
Occupational eczemaEczema caused by an allergy to a product encountered during professional duties. This has many causes. Occupational eczema falls under a specific bracket for reimbursement by social security. Occupational health departments in hospitals specialize in the prevention and management of occupational dermatitis (and other occupational conditions).
OintmentA medical or cosmetic emulsion with a relatively thick consistency, and thus unpleasant to use. However, ointments have an occlusive effect which is useful in chronic eczema.