Contact dermatitis is a skin condition that is 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 a substance as common as shampoo.

The physicians of the Emory Dermatology's Contact Dermatitis Division are expert 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. Emory Contact Dermatologists 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.


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