Contact dermatitis

A general term for an allergic reaction to substances that come in contact with the skin. Usually a delayed type of allergic reaction, it can occur days after skin exposure to an allergen. This reaction can happen from everyday items like clothing, jewelry, lotions, makeup, or cleaning products, or from something specific like latex or poison ivy. This could be by direct or indirect contact.

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