allergic contact dermatitis

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A skin disorder caused by an allergic reaction to a number of factors, including certain types of sports equipment, the rubber in swimming goggles, the adhesive used in tape and strapping, and deodorants. Symptoms usually develop within a day to a week of contact. They include itching, redness, swelling, and an oozing rash. In all cases of dermatitis, medical advice should be sought to prevent a chronic condition. Treatment may include the application of topical corticosteroids.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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