baker's itch


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bak·er's ec·ze·ma

an allegic eruption on the hands and arms of bakers due to reaction to flour, yeast, or other substances handled by bakers, or to the grain itch mite.
Synonym(s): baker's itch

baker's itch

Etymology: AS, giccan, to bake
a rash that may develop on the hands and forearms of bakery workers, probably as an allergic reaction to flours or other ingredients in bakery products.

bak·er's itch

(bā'kĕrz ich)
An eruption on the hands and arms of bakers due to an allergic reaction to flour or other substances handled, or to the grain itch mite.
Synonym(s): grocer's itch.

baker's itch

Dermatitis caused by flour mites of the Pyemotes genus.