Allergic Contact Dermatitis

allergic contact dermatitis

The medical term for an itchy and sometimes painful rash that develops after the skin is exposed to an allergen. Common causes for allergic contact dermatitis include fragrances, cosmetics, jewelry, or poison ivy. This particular type of rash appears several days after exposure.

Determining the allergen is sometimes difficult. Our team offers patch testing, a reliable way to diagnose many causes of contact allergy.

Irritant contact dermatitis can be caused associated with frequent hand-washing, soaps, detergents, acids, and friction. We are experienced in treating both allergic and irritant contact dermatitis.