Contact dermatitis

Overview

Contact dermatitis is a skin rash caused by contact with a substance.

Symptoms

The substance might irritate the skin or trigger an allergic reaction. Culprits include soap, cosmetics, fragrances, jewelry, and poison ivy.

Treatments

Culprits include soap, cosmetics, fragrances, jewelry, and poison ivy. Avoiding the irritant or allergen should allow the rash to clear in 2 to 4 weeks. Creams or medications can help reduce itching.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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