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Definition of Contact dermatitis

Contact dermatitis: A skin condition caused by contact between skin and some substance. Includes irritant contact dermatitis (a rash brought on purely by repeated irritation from a substance such as water causing "dish pan hands") and allergic contact dermatitis (involving a specific sensitivity or allergy to a specific substance such as poison ivy).

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Eczema (also atopic eczema or atopic dermatitis) is a general medical term for many types of skin inflammation. See Answer
Reviewed on 12/11/2018
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