What is Allergic Contact Dermatitis?
Allergic contact dermatitis is a skin condition caused by a reaction to a contact allergen. The reaction does not occur upon first contact but after a second or repeated exposure over time to the same allergen. Common contact allergens include ingredients in fragrance and cosmetics; preservatives; rubber; plants; nickel, gold, and other metals; and many others. Allergic contact dermatitis can take many forms: a red, itchy rash; dry and cracked or scaly skin; bumps, blisters and lesions; and swelling and tenderness. Once you have developed allergic contact dermatitis, it is likely to recur. A personal or family history of other allergies may increase your chance of developing this skin condition.
Wondering about the costs related to patch testing?
Saguaro Dermatology, located in central Phoenix (just south of the Biltmore/Arcadia area and north of Tempe) offers Patching Testing. Patch testing is the only medical test that can identify a delayed allergy.
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About Saguaro Dermatology
Our comprehensive dermatology clinic is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care, innovative practices, helpful resources and state-of-the-art technology to prevent and treat a multitude of skin disorders. Led by Medical Director, Dathan Hamann, MD, FAAD, our passionate team looks forward to serving you with respect and compassion.
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Set up an appointment with our friendly staff at 480 681-3300