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Allergic Contact Dermatitis Print E-mail
by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy Allergic contact dermatitis presents as a red, itchy, weeping reaction where the skin has come into contact with an allergen; for example poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac or certain preservatives in creams and lotions. This type of reaction reflects a specific sensitivity or allergy to a specific substance. Also called allergic contact eczema.



The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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