Allergic Skin Disorders

Allergic contact dermatitis is caused by contact of an allergen with the skin. People with contact dermatitis usually present with an itchy rash that occurs in areas of contact with the offending allergen. The rash usually occurs within 48 hours of contact with the allergen and usually abates when there is no further contact. Common causes of contact dermatitis include nickel, fragrance, and topical antibiotics.


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The Testing Process

Contact dermatitis may be confirmed with patch testing. During patch testing, numerous patches are applied to the skin for 48 hours. At Dermatology Specialists, TRUE testing is performed to identify the 35 most common causes of contact dermatitis.