What Is Contact Dermatitis?

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When your skin contacts with substance that you are allergic to, it may react by causing your skin to itch and turn red. This is what contact dermatitis is. It is not contagious or fatal, but it may be uncomfortable. Contact dermatitis may have following symptoms:
  • A red rash.
  • Itching.
  • Dry, cracked, scaly skin.
  • Bumps and blisters that may ooze and crust.
  • Swelling.
  • Burning.
  • Tenderness.
The rash usually develops after minutes to hours of exposure to allergen. It can last two to four weeks. If you find symptoms above, you had better visit your doctor and have your skin checked. Knowing the category of your dermatitis is important. You need to figure out the exact allergen and stay away from it. Keywords: contact dermatitis