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What causes cosmetic contact dermatitis?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Allergy: When you are allergic to one of the ingredients of the cosmetic in question, you will develop contact dermatitis. Unfortunately it is frequently difficult to identify the specific ingredient that is causing the problem, since cosmetic companies often keep their formulas secret. A dermatologist can help you do it, though, with patch testing.

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Does contact dermatitis cause scaring?...

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Contact: It may if it was very severe when it happened, it usually leaves a dark mark on the skin.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the most common substances that cause allergic contact dermatitis?

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Dr. Stephen Kimura
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
Nickel: Nickel allergy is one of the most common substances. It is found in costume jewelry, eyeglass frames, snaps etc. Another group of allergens are the preservatives and fragrances used in cosmetics. Some of the chemicals used in latex products such as gloves, balloons, catheters etc. Can cause problems. They are the additives in the products not usually the latex itself.

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