contact dermatitis


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Related to contact dermatitis: Irritant contact dermatitis

contact dermatitis

[′kän‚takt dər·mə′tīd·əs]
(medicine)
An acute or chronic inflammation of the skin resulting from irritation by or sensitization to some substance coming in contact with the skin.
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Chemical activation of innate and specific immunity in contact dermatitis.
Another possible--although uncommon--cause of allergic contact dermatitis is allergy to corticosteroids; patch testing can also be performed if a steroid allergy is suspected.
Childhood allergic contact dermatitis from henna tattoo.
The three recognized reactions to latex include nonallergic irritant contact dermatitis, type IV cell-mediated allergies and type I IgE-mediated allergies.
My GP has diagnosed contact dermatitis and prescribed Betnovate cream, which has worked wonders, but the minute I stop it the dermatitis comes back.
There are three major types of reactions to latex: contact dermatitis and types IV and I hypersensitivities.
All are dermatologist-tested to help minimize risk of irritation and allergic contact dermatitis.
of the New York University Graduate School of Medicine, and author of the book Contact Dermatitis.
The most common treatment-related adverse events in patients receiving PENNSAID were application site skin reactions including dry skin (32%), contact dermatitis characterized by skin erythema and induration (9%), contact dermatitis with vesicles (2%) and pruritus (4%).
15] Formal patch tests are also useful for deteriorating dermatitis that is being intensively treated, as the patient may have an allergic contact dermatitis to one of the components of the current topical treatment.
Benzophenones, chemical ultraviolet light absorbers used in products ranging from sunscreens and hair sprays to plastic lens filters for color photography, have been named the American Contact Dermatitis Society's 2014 Contact Allergen of the Year.