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Slide show: Types of dermatitisBy Mayo Clinic staff
Allergic contact dermatitis
Common signs and symptoms of allergic contact dermatitis include:
- Red rash or bumps
- Blisters and draining fluid from the involved skin in severe cases
- Itching, which may be severe
- Pain or tenderness
Contact dermatitis results from direct contact with certain substances called allergens. The resulting reaction is your body's response to the sensitizing agent. Common allergens include rubber, costume jewelry, perfume, cosmetics, hair dyes and poison ivy.Next slide
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