February 9, 2016

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Allergy (Allergies)

Touching Our Skin

Contact dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin that is caused by local exposure to a substance. The majority of these localized skin reactions do not involve IgE but are caused by other inflammatory cells. A good example is poison ivy. Examples of substances that commonly cause contact dermatitis include the following:

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