Contact Dermatitis Symptoms

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So let's talk about Contact Dermatitis. Yep, I want to talk about skin irritations! This is the not so glamorous part of our job, but contact dermatitis can be alarming, and it is usually your first indication that you have come into contact with poison oak, ivy, or sumac. First off let's review what contact dermatitis is. According to Dictionary.com, contact dermatitis is defined as "inflammation of the skin caused by an allergic reaction to contact with an animal, vegetable, or chemical substance." Common causes include such things as nickel, latex, fragrances, and our wonderful poisonous plant friends. You may be thinking to yourself "But, how do I know it is contact dermatitis?!". Unfortunately, the irritation is different for each person depending on your sensitivity to the allergen or irritant. 

Contact Dermatitis Symptoms

Contact Dermatitis symptoms include:

  • Red rash
  • Extreme itching
  • Fluid filled blisters that sometimes ooze
  • Hives
  • Stinging and burning
  • Dry, cracked, or scaly skin
  • Swelling

 

It is always best to consult your doctor when you are not sure what caused your contact dermatitis. It is especially important to call a doctor when your rash is hot, red, severely burning, or very painful as it can be a possible sign of infection. Your doctor will advise whether an over-the-counter medicine or prescription is the best course of action to take.

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