Contact Dermatitis

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The main symptom of contact dermatitis is a skin rash. The rash may ooze or weep fluid and is typically located at the site of contact with the irritant that led to the contact dermatitis. The rash is often red in color and raised above the level of the skin. The rash is usually accompanied by itching or burning, and the affected area may feel warm to the touch. Older lesions may scale over, thicken, and often remain itchy.

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REFERENCES:

Hogan, Daniel J. "Allergic Contact Dermatitis." Medscape.com. Mar. 7, 2013. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1049216-overview>.

Hogan, Daniel J. "Irritant Contact Dermatitis." Medscape.com. Aug. 15, 2013. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1049353-overview>.

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Contact Dermatitis Symptoms and Signs
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  • Chapped Skin
  • Red Skin
  • Scaly Skin
  • Skin Burning
  • Skin Fissures
  • Skin Itching
  • Skin Pain
  • Skin Rash
  • Stinging
  • Swelling
  • Thickened Skin
  • Weeping or Oozing Blisters
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