Self-Treatment with Bleach by a Latino Farmworker

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Mark R. Schulz, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Skin disease is common among migrant Latino farmworkers. These workers rarely use formal health care services but commonly engage in self-treatment of their skin disease. We present a patient with dermatitis who self-treated with bleach. This patient illustrates a common practice that exacerbates skin disease and sheds light on social and cultural factors of which health care providers serving this community should be aware.

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Dermatitis, Vol 19, No 2 (March/April), 2008: pp 102–104
Language: English
Date: 2008
Skin disease, Farm workers, Migrant workers, Latino, Self-treatment, Home remedy, Dermatitis

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