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Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Overview

Allergic Contact Dermatitis

If you have contact allergy to a substance, you may develop allergic contact dermatitis when that substance comes in touch with your skin. What is allergic for some people may not be allergic to others. Allergic contact dermatitis develops by contact and not because of eating certain foods, which is the case in atopic dermatitis.

The affected skin may look red, blistered and may be itchy. It may develop after some time of contact with the allergen. After the contact is lost, the condition settles in some hours or days depending upon the allergic reaction. The common allergic substances are nickel, some antibiotics, latex, skin care preparations, hair dye, etc. Let us find out more about allergic contact dermatitis.

Article created on: June 23, 2006

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