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What Is Contact Dermatitis?
- Jul 27, 2018 -

What causes contact dermatitis?

There are three types of contact dermatitis:

Photocontact dermatitis is less common. It’s a reaction that can occur when the active ingredients in a skin product are exposed to the sun and results in irritation.

Allergic contact dermatitis

Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when the skin develops an allergic reaction after being exposed to a foreign substance. This causes the body to release inflammatory chemicals that can make the skin feel itchy and irritated.

Common causes of allergic contact dermatitis include contact with:

  • jewelry made from nickel or gold

  • latex gloves

  • perfumes or chemicals in cosmetics and skincare products

  • poison oak or poison ivy