Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Skin Irritation due to Chemicals Evaluation

The evaluation of irritant dermatitis begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with irritant dermatitis may include:

  • Rash
  • Scaly skin
  • Skin swelling
  • Skin thickening
  • Skin thinning

The diagnosis of irritant dermatitis is usually be made without testing.

Tests that may be used to evaluate irritant dermatitis include:

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Skin Irritation due to Chemicals References
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