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Whats the difference between atopic and contact dermatitis?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Very different.

Atopic dermatitis is an "inside job" - it usually starts in childhood and involves the skin folds in a symmetrical pattern.
Contact dermatitis is an "outside job" - something you're allergic to comes in contact with your skin and causes the rash in an asymmetrical distribution.

In brief: Very different.

Atopic dermatitis is an "inside job" - it usually starts in childhood and involves the skin folds in a symmetrical pattern.
Contact dermatitis is an "outside job" - something you're allergic to comes in contact with your skin and causes the rash in an asymmetrical distribution.
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