Overview

Contact dermatitis is a skin condition caused by an allergic reaction to certain organic or chemical substances. It can be as simple as a bad case of poison ivy, or it can be a sudden and severe reaction to a chemical in something as common as shampoo.

Our physicians are experts at diagnosing and testing the substances that may be causing a skin reaction. Reactions can range from itchy, patchy red, and inflamed areas to extreme swelling and fluid-filled skin eruptions.

Until the source of the irritant is found, treatment may be ineffective. We use a variety of methods for discovering the causes, including close scrutiny of a patient's habits, diets, and product usages, as well as patch testing.


Diagnosis, Treatment, and Therapies

Click the links below to learn about contact dermatitis diagnosis, treatment, and therapies.