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Symptoms of Contact dermatitis

Symptoms of Contact dermatitis: Introduction

Symptoms of contact dermatitis can differ in intensity, frequency, and duration amongst individuals. Symptoms can be minimal to intense and include itching and the development of a rash or patch of dry, inflamed skin. The rash often develops scales or and blisters that crust over.

Scratching the area of contact generally does not relieve the itching and can lead to the spreading of the allergen and the rash to other areas. This often happens with contact dermatitis related to poison ivy or poison oak. Scratching also can lead to increased inflammation, more intense itching, and harder scratching.

It can be very difficult to break this escalating cycle of itching, scratching, and inflammation. The scratching cycle can lead to complications from the development of open breaks and lesions in the skin. Complications include a secondary bacterial infection or fungal infection of the surrounding skin and tissues. This is called cellulitis and can be potentially serious for some people.

Symptoms may develop quickly after contact with an allergen or may take days or weeks of exposure to the specific substance to produce symptoms....more about Contact dermatitis »

Symptoms of Contact dermatitis

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Contact dermatitis includes the 6 symptoms listed below:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Contact dermatitis. This signs and symptoms information for Contact dermatitis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Contact dermatitis signs or Contact dermatitis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Contact dermatitis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Contact dermatitis symptoms.


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