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What is Allergic contact dermatitis?

What is Allergic contact dermatitis?

  • Allergic contact dermatitis: An allergic contact dermatitis is where the body's immune system causes a skin reaction in response to direct contact with an allergen. Symptoms usually only affect the skin directly in contact with the allergen but in severe cases, symptoms may spread around the contact site or even become widespread across the body.
  • Allergic contact dermatitis: A contact dermatitis due to allergic sensitization to various substances. These substances subsequently produce inflammatory reactions in the skin of those who have acquired hypersensitivity to them as a result of prior exposure.
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Allergic contact dermatitis: Introduction

Types of Allergic contact dermatitis:

Broader types of Allergic contact dermatitis:

How serious is Allergic contact dermatitis?

Prognosis of Allergic contact dermatitis: Symptoms usually abate within days as long as cause of exposure is removed.
Complications of Allergic contact dermatitis: see complications of Allergic contact dermatitis

What causes Allergic contact dermatitis?

Causes of Allergic contact dermatitis: see causes of Allergic contact dermatitis
Cause of Allergic contact dermatitis: The range of possible allergens is very large but some of the more common ones includes: rubber, hair dye, adhesives, nickel, fragrances and preservatives.

What are the symptoms of Allergic contact dermatitis?

Symptoms of Allergic contact dermatitis: see symptoms of Allergic contact dermatitis

Complications of Allergic contact dermatitis: see complications of Allergic contact dermatitis

Onset of Allergic contact dermatitis: Symptoms usually start within hours of exposure to the allergen.

Allergic contact dermatitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Allergic contact dermatitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Allergic contact dermatitis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Allergic contact dermatitis: Allergist/Immunologist, Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Allergic contact dermatitis.
Treatments for Allergic contact dermatitis: see treatments for Allergic contact dermatitis
Research for Allergic contact dermatitis: see research for Allergic contact dermatitis

Name and Aliases of Allergic contact dermatitis

Main name of condition: Allergic contact dermatitis

Other names or spellings for Allergic contact dermatitis:

Contact allergy

 

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