Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Dermatitis Chemical Underlying Cause

Irritant dermatitis is caused by chemicals or materials that result in irritation and inflammation of the skin.

Causes of irritant dermatitis include:

  • Acne medications
  • Alcohol
  • Alkalis
  • Fiberglass
  • Gloves
  • Hydrofluoric acid
  • Machine oil
  • Plant oils
  • Solvents

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Last Updated: May 21, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Dermatitis Chemical References
  1. Cohen DE, Heidary N. Treatment of irritant and allergic contact dermatitis. Dermatol Ther. 2004;17(4):334-40. [15327479]
  2. Grangsjo A, Leijon-Kuligowski A, Torma H, Roomans GM, Lindberg M. Different pathways in irritant contact eczema? Early differences in the epidermal elemental content and expression of cytokines after application of 2 different irritants. Contact Dermatitis. 1996 Dec;35(6):355-60. [9118630]
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