Contact Dermatitis (cont.)
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What Is the Prognosis for Contact Dermatitis?
If the irritating substance causing the contact dermatitis is removed and you are not exposed to it again, your rash probably will disappear on its own in less than three weeks. Symptoms may go away sooner with treatment. Although your rash may have resolved, your immune system will always remember the chemical to which you were allergic. So, if you encounter it at some future time your rash is likely to recur.
Where Can People Find More Information About Contact Dermatitis?
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
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Leaves in threes characterize poison ivy, Toxicodendron radicans. This plant is common in the eastern United States. SOURCE: CDC.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/30/2017
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