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What symptoms of contact dermatitis are the most important?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Itching.
Despite its often nasty appearance contact dermatitis rarely becomes secondarily infected.
But the itching can be intense and persist for days to weeks. Your physician can help.

In brief: Itching.
Despite its often nasty appearance contact dermatitis rarely becomes secondarily infected.
But the itching can be intense and persist for days to weeks. Your physician can help.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Contact dermatitis can be due to detergent, soap, lotion or fragrance allergy. Use fragrance free products as the first step to diagnosis.
Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Severe itch
Contact dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin caused by a contact allergy, that is from something that touched the skin.
A famous contact allergy is poison ivy. It only takes place in people who are allergic to the plant sap. Mango trees contain the exact same allergic material. The itch from poison ivy is unbearable and will last for two weeks unless treated by a skin doctor with cortisone.

In brief: Severe itch
Contact dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin caused by a contact allergy, that is from something that touched the skin.
A famous contact allergy is poison ivy. It only takes place in people who are allergic to the plant sap. Mango trees contain the exact same allergic material. The itch from poison ivy is unbearable and will last for two weeks unless treated by a skin doctor with cortisone.
Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dr. Richard Feinstein
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Good answer. Wishing you'all the very best.
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