Grocer's itch

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(Med.) a disease of the skin, caused by handling sugar and treacle.
an itching eruption, being a variety of eczema, produced by the sugar mite (Tyrogluphus sacchari).

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Damage: Handling food that contains flour mites can cause a rash called grocer's itch. Dust-mite droppings are a known allergen.