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Aug 05, 2010

Irritant Dermatitis


What is Irritant Dermatitis?

One of the most common type of rash is called “Irritant Dermatitis.”It is caused by frequent or prolonged exposure of the skin to irritating substances.

These may include:

1. warm or hot water used for frequent hand washing, bathing or cleaning.

2. soaps and detergents.

3. fragrances in cosmetics, deodorants, perfumes, and even moisturizers.

4. solvents such as rubbing alcohol, cleaning supplies, or chemical agents encountered at home, work, or during hobbies.

Affected skin is usually rough, red, scaly, and can sometimes have blisters initially.

It may itch, burn, or be painful. The hands and fingers are frequently involved, but any skin area can be affected. It is more common, and often worse during the cold, dry winter months when skin loses moisture more easily.

If you are interested in learning more about skin cancer treatments, skin cancer surgery, medical dermatology or cosmetic dermatology in the Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina metro area, click here to request an appointment with Dr. Timothy Woodall, Dr. Richard White, or Ms. Kristin Berka. Or you can call our office, The Palmetto Skin & Laser Center, at (803) 329-6030 to schedule your appointment.