contact dermatitis


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Related to contact dermatitis: Irritant contact dermatitis

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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TEST is the only US FDA-approved product for diagnosing allergic contact dermatitis (ACD), a persistent skin rash caused by exposure to substances to which a patient is allergic.
A case report of contact dermatitis is mistaken for cellulitis in an 87-year-old female who received several months of home health wound care treatment for a traumatic ulcer on the anterior lower leg.
Pedvis-Leftick supervises dermatology residents at Brown University in a contact dermatitis clinic.
The most common causes are dry skin, contact dermatitis, and seborrheic dermatitis," says dermatologist Lorraine Young, MD, UCLA Medical Center.