Skin Conditons

What is allergic contact dermatitis?

Allergic contact dermatitis is a skin condition that can cause a red, itchy, swollen, or blistering rash where there is contact with an allergic trigger. Typical allergic triggers include plants such as poison oak or poison ivy, metals such as nickel, fragrances, preservatives, rubber, hair dyes, glues, and medications.

If allergic contact dermatitis is suspected your allergist may test for possible allergic triggers by performing patch testing.