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What could be causes of my contact dermatitis eczema?

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Dr. Mitchell Bressack
Dermatology
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In brief: Lots of possibilitie

Contact dermatitis comes in 2 forms, allergic (like poison ivy), and irritant (like "dish-pan hands").
There are hundreds of chemicals that are known to cause allergic reactions when the come in to contact with the skin, and patch testing can help determine which one you may be reacting to. Any chemical that dries or irritates the skin (soap, detergents, solvents) can cause irritant dermatitis.

In brief: Lots of possibilitie

Contact dermatitis comes in 2 forms, allergic (like poison ivy), and irritant (like "dish-pan hands").
There are hundreds of chemicals that are known to cause allergic reactions when the come in to contact with the skin, and patch testing can help determine which one you may be reacting to. Any chemical that dries or irritates the skin (soap, detergents, solvents) can cause irritant dermatitis.
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Dr. Stephen Pool
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Skin Irritants

A list of the top culprits that trigger skin reactions, or contact dermatitis.
Some cause symptoms like redness, itchy skin, or inflammation.Some are triggered by an individual's allergy (contact allergic dermatitis) while other chemicals affect everyone (contact irritant dermatitis). http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/dirty-dozen#1

In brief: Skin Irritants

A list of the top culprits that trigger skin reactions, or contact dermatitis.
Some cause symptoms like redness, itchy skin, or inflammation.Some are triggered by an individual's allergy (contact allergic dermatitis) while other chemicals affect everyone (contact irritant dermatitis). http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/dirty-dozen#1
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