Occupational dermatology in Frankfurt: BK 5101 & BK 5103
Occupational dermatology specializes in skin diseases associated with occupational activities or exacerbated by occupational stress. These are mainly eczema, actinic keratoses (field carcinisation) and squamous cell carcinoma (white skin cancer). In our practice, we specialize in occupational dermatology.
We do not only carry out medical examinations, but also advise on preventive measures and carry out appropriate treatments. If occupational skin diseases are suspected, we report them to the relevant employers’ liability insurance association or accident insurance fund as part of the dermatological procedure. This enables us to ensure the best possible prevention and avoid the development of an actual occupational disease. The accident insurance fund covers the costs of treatment and reintegration in the event of an actual occupational illness. If certain conditions are met, a supplementary pension is also possible.
Regardless of the accident insurance company’s assessment, patients are being heped immediately. The aim is to give patients the opportunity to continue practising their profession. Measures can range from outpatient treatment, skin protection seminars and occupational counselling up to three weeks of inpatient treatment. Those affected patients continue to receive intensive medical care even after taking a leave of absence from work.
For you, this means that as a patient with statutory health insurance, you can be treated by us at the expense of the employers’ liability insurance association. Even if an occupational disease is suspected, the costs of initiating the dermatological procedure and thus the initial examination and consultation will be covered by the employers’ liability insurance association.
What dermatological occupational diseases are there?
BK 5101: Eczema, dermatitis, urticaria and psoriasis
This particularly affects manual occupations such as nurses, hairdressers, cleaners, construction workers, car mechanics, metal workers and others where the skin comes into direct contact with various solutions or solvents.
The symptoms often occur in people who work in damp environments or frequently clean their hands. Chemical substances can also trigger allergies and inflammation. Individual factors such as animal hair, natural latex, flour, various types of wood as well as heat and cold can cause allergic reactions.
BK 5103: Skin cancer and precursors of skin cancer (actinic keratoses; field carcinogenisation)
The main risk groups are professions that are exposed to UV light for long periods of time, e.g. workers in landscaping and gardening, roofers, construction workers and people who work in countries with high levels of UV radiation.
Light-coloured skin cancer in particular occurs more frequently in the occupational groups mentioned. Multiple actinic keratoses, which are a precursor to light-coloured skin cancer, can initially appear on sun-exposed areas. Early treatment is crucial to prevent the development of squamous cell carcinoma. Skin screening by a dermatologist plays an important role in this.
We are particularly concerned with the prevention of such skin diseases and their treatment.
Good to know: The employer does not find out about the dermatological procedure
The aim of the dermatological procedure is to offer optimum prevention and to prevent incipient skin diseases that are attributable to the occupation from becoming occupational diseases. The decision on this lies with the respective accident insurance companies.
We provide you with comprehensive advice and treatment within the scope of occupational dermatology. We carry out comprehensive examinations and prepare reports for the employers’ liability insurance association (BG procedure).
We look forward to your visit!