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Pediatric Contact Dermatitis

Key Points About Contact Dermatitis in Children

  • Contact dermatitis is a skin reaction from contact with certain substances.
  • It can be caused by irritants or allergens.
  • It causes many symptoms including skin redness, blistering and itching.
  • It’s important to not have any contact with irritants or allergens that have caused dermatitis.
  • Treatment may include cool cloths, dressings, skin creams or lotions, or prescription medicines.
Children's Team

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The Division of Dermatology at Children's National Hospital continues to expand services as more families seek our expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the skin, hair and nails.