Contact Dermatitis

About- Contact dermatitis also called contact eczema is a red, itchy skin rash caused by direct contact with chemicals or physical substances that cause an allergic or irritant reaction. 
 
There are 2 types of contact dermatitis
Allergic contact dermatitis- This occurs when skin, which has become sensitive to a certain substance (allergen), comes in contact with that substance again. 
Irritant contact dermatitis- This occurs when the skin is repeatedly exposed to a mild irritant like detergent or solvents over a prolonged period. 

Symptoms-
 A red rash
Blisters that ooze
Dry, cracked, scaly skin
Hives
Itching
Sun sensitivity
Swelling, burning, or tenderness of the skin
Ulcerations
Open sores that form crusts
 
Causes-
 Airborne substances, such as ragweed pollen and spray insecticides
Airborne substances, such as sawdust or wool dust
Balsam from Peru, is used in many products, such as perfumes, cosmetics, mouth rinses, and flavorings
Battery acid
Bleach
Certain Medications
Detergents
Drain cleaners
Fertilizers and pesticides
Formaldehyde
Jewelry made from nickel or gold
Kerosene
Latex gloves
Pepper spray
Personal care products, such as perfumes, deodorants, body washes, hair dyes, cosmetics, and nail polish
 Plants
Poison oak or poison ivy
Preservatives
Rubber ingredients
Rubbing alcohol
Shampoos, permanent wave solutions
Solvents
Sunscreens and oral medications

Specialists to Visit -
 Allergy & Immunology Doctor

Dermatologist

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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://my.clevelandclinic.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://nationaleczema.org
https://www.nhs.uk
https://acaai.org
https://www.aad.org

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