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A case of irritant contact dermatitis in the feet of a teenager

A case of irritant contact dermatitis in the feet of a teenager
A case of irritant contact dermatitis in the feet of a teenager
A 16-year-old sports player presented with marked redness and pain affecting both feet. A diagnosis of contact dermatitis was made, with the length of time spent in damp football socks being the main contributing factor. Successful treatment recommendations included switching from synthetic to cotton socks, ensuring footwear was dry, soaking the feet in potassium permanganate and applying topical steroids and emollients. This article gives an overview of the case study, discusses how to assess a patient with suspected contact dermatitis of the foot and the differences between allergic and irritant dermatitis, and suggests management and treatment options.
allergic contact dermatitis (acd), contact dermatitis (cd), feet, hyperhidrosis, inflammatory eczematous, irritant contact dermatitis (icd), reactions
1477-3368
50-53
Bristow, Ivan
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Kilmartin, T.E.
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Bristow, Ivan
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Kilmartin, T.E.
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Bristow, Ivan and Kilmartin, T.E. (2015) A case of irritant contact dermatitis in the feet of a teenager. Dermatological Nursing, 14 (4), 50-53.

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Abstract

A 16-year-old sports player presented with marked redness and pain affecting both feet. A diagnosis of contact dermatitis was made, with the length of time spent in damp football socks being the main contributing factor. Successful treatment recommendations included switching from synthetic to cotton socks, ensuring footwear was dry, soaking the feet in potassium permanganate and applying topical steroids and emollients. This article gives an overview of the case study, discusses how to assess a patient with suspected contact dermatitis of the foot and the differences between allergic and irritant dermatitis, and suggests management and treatment options.

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Published date: 1 December 2015
Keywords: allergic contact dermatitis (acd), contact dermatitis (cd), feet, hyperhidrosis, inflammatory eczematous, irritant contact dermatitis (icd), reactions
Organisations: Physical & Rehabilitation Health

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Local EPrints ID: 385068
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/385068
ISSN: 1477-3368
PURE UUID: 43b4770c-8ab9-44c1-86f9-cfb4429ab4d7

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Date deposited: 15 Jan 2016 12:04
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 19:59

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Author: Ivan Bristow
Author: T.E. Kilmartin

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