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Contact Dermatitis

Contact Dermatitis is a rash-like condition that develops on the skin due to allergens or irritants. As an example, poison ivy is known to cause contact dermatitis for people who are allergic to the plant. In healthcare settings, it is not uncommon for contact dermatitis to develop in clinicians due to daily use of exam gloves or frequent handwashing. Treatments include using lotion or cream medication.