A cutaneous reaction to contact with an external substance
Different mechanisms result in similar skin manifestation (1)
Primary irritant dermatitis (ID) results from direct damage to ...
Assess for prior exposure to irritating substance.
Papules, vesicles, bullae with surrounding erythema
Crusting and oozing
Remove offending agent:
Barrier creams, especially high-lipid content moisturizing creams (e.g., Keri lotion, petrolatum, coconu...
As necessary for recurrence
Patch testing for etiology after resolved
L25.9 Unspecified contact dermatitis, unspecified cause
L23.9 Allergic contact dermatitis, unspecified cause
L25.5 Unspecified contact dermatitis due to plants, except food
L25.3 Unsp contact ...
May affect anyone exposed to irritants or allergic substances, especially in occupations that have high exposure to chemicals
The most common allergens causing contact dermatitis are pl...
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