Is Contact Dermatitis Contagious?

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Definition

Contact dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin caused by direct contact with an irritating substance.

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Alternative Names

Dermatitis - contact; Allergic dermatitis; Dermatitis - allergic


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Contact dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin caused by direct contact with an irritating or allergy-causing substance (irritant or allergen). Reactions may vary in the same person over time. A history of any type of allergies...

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