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Allergic Skin Disorders

Picture of Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Picture of Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Allergic contact dermatitis is a skin reaction that occurs after contact with an offending substance. Common triggers include products with fragrance, jewelry containing nickel, poison ivy, rubber, bleach, and hand sanitizers. Skin affected by allergic contact dermatitis may be red, itchy, swollen, and warm to the touch. Blisters filled with clear fluid may form. These signs and symptoms are the result of an allergic response. Another name for allergic contact dermatitis is allergic contact eczema.

Image Source: Color Atlas & Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology Kay Shou-Mei Kane, Jen Bissonette Ryder, Richard Allen Johnson, Howard P. Baden, Alexander Stratigos Copyright 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology: "Contact Dermatitis"