A cutaneous reaction to an external substance
Each type has a different mechanism, whereas the clinical presentation is the same (1).
Primary irritant dermatitis (ID) is a result of di...
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, coconut ...
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 ...
Commonly occurs on hands and face
Anyone exposed to irritants or allergic substances is predisposed to contact dermatitis, especially in occupations that have high exposure to chemicals...
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