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My son came home from the university with dermatitis on his neck. Could it be from public wash machines ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Localized=no

If he has a rash localized to one area it is most likely to represent a chance contact with an external agent.
Like poison ivy, or something that got on his hands & was transferred to his neck. Skin reactions often emerge 18-24 hours after such a contact & are called contact dermatitis.

In brief: Localized=no

If he has a rash localized to one area it is most likely to represent a chance contact with an external agent.
Like poison ivy, or something that got on his hands & was transferred to his neck. Skin reactions often emerge 18-24 hours after such a contact & are called contact dermatitis.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: See below

Highly unlikely.

In brief: See below

Highly unlikely.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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