Contact dermatitis is a skin condition characterized by inflammation and irritation of the skin that occurs after contact with a specific substance. It can be caused by exposure to allergens or irritants such as certain chemicals, metals, cosmetics, plants, or fabrics. Symptoms of contact dermatitis include redness, itching, swelling, and the formation of blisters or a rash on the affected area. The condition can be acute, with symptoms appearing immediately after contact, or it can be chronic, with symptoms developing over time with repeated exposure. Treatment options for contact dermatitis include avoiding the trigger substance, applying topical corticosteroids or antihistamines to relieve symptoms, and using emollients to soothe the skin. In severe cases, oral medications may be prescribed. Consulting with a dermatologist can help identify the specific trigger and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
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