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What is Contact Dermatitis?

Q. I have hand eczema that is red, scaly and itchy. My doctor thinks it’s “contact dermatitis” and is sending me for patch testing. Can you tell me about the condition and test? FYI, I’m a caterer, so I do wash my hands a lot. Dr. Skotnicki: Contact dermatitis is a common occupational medical issue. It will occur in occupations where there is exposure […]

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About Poison Ivy Reactions

Q. My son suffers with rashes to poison ivy at the cottage. Is this an allergy? Dr. Skotnicki: The rash you get from touching poison ivy is an allergic response to the plant’s resin, called urushiol. Poison ivy allergic contact dermatitis usually appears 24 hours after exposure and can range from being mildly red, swollen […]

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