Contact dermatitis

Allergic contact eczema (dermatitis). A red, itchy, weepy reaction where the skin has come into contact with a substance that the immune system recognizes as foreign, such as poison ivy or certain preservatives in creams and lotions. ...Source: NIAMS (NIH) ...1

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Symptoms of Contact dermatitis

A skin allergy, or allergic contact dermatitis, produces a red, itchy rash that sometimes comes with small blisters or bumps. The rash arises when the skin comes in contact with an allergen, a usually harmless substance that the immune system ...2

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Causes of Contact dermatitis

Your immune system might not react the first time you encounter an allergen. But over time, your immune system can become sensitive to the substance. As a result, your next contact may lead to inflammation and an allergic rash. ďThe ...3

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Causes List for Contact dermatitis

Some possible causes of Contact dermatitis or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Contact dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is one of the most common types of occupational illness, with estimated annual costs exceeding $1 billion. ...Source: CDC NIOSH5 ...

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Treatments: Contact dermatitis

Mild cases of allergic contact dermatitis usually disappear after a few days or weeks. But if the rash persists, is extremely uncomfortable or occurs on the face, itís important to see a physician. A doctor can prescribe medications that ...6

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References

  1. Source: NIAMS (NIH): niams.nih.gov/ Health_Info/ Atopic_Dermatitis/ default.asp
  2. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ apr2012/ feature1
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: CDC NIOSH: cdc.gov/ niosh/ topics/ skin/ 
  6. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ apr2012/ feature1

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