Save the date!!
Patch Test Training Day 2019
The patch testing team from the Skin & Cancer Foundation in Melbourne has put together the brand new program for the 6th Annual Patch Test Training Day, titled, Patch Test Interactive. The day will be held on Friday 17th May, Melbourne, Victoria. Click the link below for more information.
Registrations will be available at www.skincancer.asn.au
Skin Health Education Day 2019
The third annual Skin Health Education Day will be held on Saturday 23rd February 2019, Melbourne. Leading dermatologists and skin care experts will provide training and education on how to diagnose and how to treat and manage common skin complaints. This one-day education program will be led by Associate Professor Rosemary Nixon. This day is designed and delivered by dermatologists, the experts in skin!
THERE IS A BRAND NEW PROGRAM FOR 2019!
The day is suitable for GP’s, nurses and healthcare professionals.
This education activity is endorsed by the Australian Nursing Midwifery Federation (Federal Office). Completion of activity attracts 9 CPD hours.
This activity has also been accredited by the RACGP (Activity no. 138311) and approved by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine for 7 core points.
Click on flyer link below for more details.
To register click on link below. Please note registrations are limited.
Hand dermatitis prevention module for health care workers
It is estimated that up to 50% of HCWs have OCD to varying extents at some stage of their career. An online learning module has been developed, which aims to prevent hand dermatitis in HCWs but also to educate about what to do if dermatitis develops. Upon completion of this module a certificate of achievement is available for download.
This module was developed by the Occupational Dermatology Research & Education Centre, at the Skin & Cancer Foundation, Melbourne, with support from Hand Hygiene Australia. This project was funded by Safe Work Australia.
New mobile patch test nurse service via Contact Allergen Bank Australia (CABA)
CABA is our online allergen ordering service which is available to dermatologists nationally. Patch tests can be ordered from us on a per patient basis and mailed around Australia. In recent months we have been trialling a new mobile patch test nurse service, where one of the highly trained patch test nurses from SCF can visit your practice to apply patches and perform patient sample dilutions. This service is now available to Victorian dermatologists. If you are interested in learning more about this service or associated costs please email email@example.com
Preservative causing allergic contact dermatitis – check your products!
We are seeing an ever growing number of people developing allergic contact dermatitis (an itchy skin rash) to the preservative methylisothiazolinone (MI). MI is a preservative used in baby wipes and other personal products such as shampoos, moisturising lotions, sunscreens, hand cleansers and also house paint. Please check your products and avoid this preservative.
For more information visit the “Contact dermatitis in the community” or “Health professionals” section of the website.
New publications to keep an eye out for:
- Brared Christensson J, Karlberg A, Andersen KE, Bruze M, Johansen JD, Garcia-Bravo B, Gimenez Arnau A, Goh CL, Nixon R, White IR. Oxidized limonene and oxidized linalool – concomitant contact allergy to common fragrance terpens. Contact Dermatitis 2016: 74(5): 273-80.
- Higgins CL, Palmer AM, Cahill JL, Nixon RL. Occupational skin disease among Australian healthcare workers: a retrospective analysis from an occupational dermatology clinic, 1993-2014. Contact Dermatitis 2016: 75(4): 213-22.
- Kasemsarn P, Bosco J, Nixon RL. The role of the skin barrier in occupational skin diseases. Curr Probl Dermatol 2016: 49: 135-43.
- Higgins C, Nixon R. Facial allergic contact dermatitis without hand involvement caused by disposable latex gloves. Contact Dermatitis 2016: 74(4): 251-3.
- Cahill JL, Williams JD, Matheson MC, Palmer AM, Burgess JA, Dharmage SC, Nixon RL. Occupational skin disease in Victoria, Australia. Australas J Dermatol 2016: 57(2): 108-14
- Higgins CL, Nixon RL. Periorbital allergic contact dermatitis caused by lanolin in a lubricating eye ointment. Australas J Dermatol 2016: 57(1): 68-9.
- Higgins CL, Nixon RL. Disposable nitrile gloves protect hairdressers from systemic exposure to paratoluenediamine. Occup Environ Med 2016: 73(4): 219-20.
- Wong CC, Gamboni SE, Palmer AM, Nixon RL. Occupational allergic contact dermatitis to chromium from cement: estimating the size of the problem in Australia. Australas J Dermatol 2015: 56(4): 290-3.
- Wong CC, Liu W, Gies P, Nixon R. Think UV, not heat! Australas J Dermatol 2015: 56(4): 275-8.
- Isaksson M, Ale I, Andersen K, Diepgen T, Elsner P, Goossens A, Goh CL, Jerajani H, Maibach H, Matsunaga K, McFadden J, Nixon R, Sasseville D, Bruze M. Multicenter patch testing with a resol resin based on phenol and formaldehyde within the international contact dermatitis research group. Dermatitis 2015: 26(5): 230-4.
- Lolatgis HA, Nixon R. Allergic contact dermatitis following epoxy resin exposure to a paint in a recreational setting. Australas J Dermatol 2015: 56(4): 312-3.
- Wright AM, Cahill JL. Airborne exposure to methylisothiazolinone in paint causing allergic contact dermatitis. Australas J Dermatol Aug 2015. Epub ahead of print.
- Sorensen JA, Clemmensen KK, Nixon RL, Diepgen TL, Agner T. Tobacco smoking and hand eczema – is there an association? Contact Dermatitis 2015: 73(6): 326-35.
- MacFarlane E, LaMontagne AD, Driscoll T, Nixon RL, Keegel T. Use of antiseptic hand rubs in the health and community services industry: an Australian population-based survey. Contact Dermatitis 2015: 73(3): 157-62.
- Meani R, Nixon R. Allergic contact dermatitis caused by ranitidine hydrochloride in a veterinary product. Contact Dermatitis 2015: 73(2): 125-6.
- Higgins C, Cahill J, Nixon R. A new stonemasonry surface adhesive causing occupational allergic contact dermatitis resulting from methyl methacrylate. Contact Dermatitis 2015: 73: 121-3.
- Assarian Z, Nixon R. Protein contact dermatitis caused by lime in a pastry chef. Contact Dermatitis 2015: 73(1): 54-6.
- Higgins C, Palmer A, Nixon R. Eucalyptus oil: contact allergy and safety. Contact Dermatitis 2015: 72(5): 344-6.
- Verma A, Tancharoen C, Tam MM, Nixon R. Pustular allergic contact dermatitis caused by fragrances. Contact Dermatitis 2015: 72(4): 245-8.
- Le Q, Cahill J, Palmer A, Nixon R. The rising trend in allergic contact dermatitis to acrylic nail products. Australas J Dermatol 2015: 56: 221-3.
- Assarian Z, O’Brien TJ, Nixon R. Soak and smear: an effective treatment for eczematous dermatoses. Australas J Dermatol 2015: 56(3): 215-7.
- Toholka R, Wang YS, Tate B, Tam M, Cahill J, Nixon R. The first Australian Baseline Series: Recommendations for patch testing in suspected contact dermatitis. Australas J Dermatol 2015: 56: 107-15.
- Palmer MJ, Nixon R. Polysensitisation in a laboratory scientist associated with allergic contact dermatitis from methylisothiazolinone in skin cleansers. Australas J Dermatol 2015: 56(1): 56-8.
- Maor D, Nixon R. Allergic contact dermatitis to methylchloroisothiazolinone/methylisothiazolinone in cooling tower technicians. Dermatitis 2015: 26(1): 62-4.
- Diepgen TL, Andersen KE, Chosidow O, Coenraads PJ, Elsner P, English J, Fartasch M, Gimenez-Arnau, Nixon R, Sasseville D, Agner T. Guidelines for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of hand eczema. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges 2015: 13(1): e1-22.
- Brared Christensson J, Andersen KE, Bruze M, Johansen JD, Garvia-Bravo B, Gimenex Arnau A, Goh CL, Nixon R, White IR. Positive patch test reactions to oxidized limonene: exposure and relevance. Contact Dermatitis 2014: 71(5): 264-72.
- Lai-Kwon J, Ly L, Su JC, Nixon R, Tam MM. Unsuspected allergic contact dermatitis to alcohol swabs following neurosurgery. Australas J Dermatol 2014: 55(4), 296-8.
- Toholka R, Nixon R. Suspected allergic contact dermatitis to iodopropynyl butylcarbamate occurring in an alcohol hand rub commonly used in Australian healthcare settings. Australas J Dermatol 55(1): 70-71.
- Sheeran C, Cahill J, Nixon R. Glove-related hand urticaria caused by disposable gloves in health care workers. Contact Dermatitis 2014: 71(2): 115-6.
- Wong CC, Nixon RL. Systemic allergic dermatitis to cobalt and cobalt toxicity from a metal on metal hip replacement. Contact Dermatitis, 2014: 71(2):113-114
- Cahill JL, Toholka R, Nixon R. Methylisothiazolinone in baby wipes: a rising star among causes of contact dermatitis. Med J Aust 2014: 200(4): 208.