Skin Allergies

Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is a skin rash caused by skin exposure to certain substances. Irritant contact dermatitis occurs when the skin comes into contact with irritating chemical substances such as soaps, detergents, bleach or engine oils. Allergic contact dermatitis is caused by skin sensitivity to materials such as nickel, epoxy glue, rubber and fragrance/perfume. The dermatologist will usually perform a patch test to identify any possible allergic substance.