Contact Dermatitis
The classic example of acute contact dermatitis is the blistering, oozing, itchy rash from skin contact with poison ivy, oak or sumac.  More chronic cases are characterized by red scaly patches that mimic eczema.  Common body locations include the eyelid, neck, waist line and may be due to nickel in jewelry, fragranced detergents used in clothing or from perfume or cologne.  Allergy testing can be done if it is difficult to determine the allergic substance that is triggering the eruption.  Treatment involves avoidance of the substance to which the person is allergic and cortisone creams to treat the skin rash.
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