Uncovering the Mystery of Type IV Allergies

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Imagine a nurse, let’s call her Jill, who faces multiple scrub-ins everyday as part of her operating room (OR) role. She struggles with a rash on her hands and wrists that just won’t go away, causing both physical and emotional trauma. These recurring and often painful skin conditions – which range from mild irritations to more serious reactions – can persist, despite the care taken by nurses and hospitals. Add to that the toll in sick leaves and absenteeism, and the cost of this condition can be painful to both staff and administration. Despite the care and costs, hospitals have not solved the problem. But there is an answer!