contact dermatitis


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contact dermatitis

n.
An acute or chronic skin inflammation resulting from contact with an irritating substance or allergen.

contact dermatitis

Inflammation of the skin due to irritants or allergic reaction. Irritants can be chemicals, metals, certain plants, or drugs. Symptoms can vary in severity from itching to cracks and bleeding.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contact dermatitis - a delayed type of allergic reaction of the skin resulting from skin contact with a specific allergen (such as poison ivy)
bubble gum dermatitis - an allergic contact dermatitis developed around the lips of children who chew bubble gum
Rhus dermatitis - contact dermatitis resulting from contact with plants of the genus Toxicodendron
dermatitis - inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters
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She's given herself irritant contact dermatitis which is usually something we would associate with obsessive compulsive behaviour.
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The prevalence of atopic dermatitis and allergic or irritant contact dermatitis has been increasing significantly in the general population, causing considerable economic costs and decreased quality of life (Ponyai et al.
Recognizing and treating toilet-seat contact dermatitis in children.
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Erythema multiforme associated with contact dermatitis to poison ivy: three cases and a review of the literature.
This sixth edition of Fisher's exhaustive study of contact dermatitis was completed by the editors after the author's death.
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