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Common Causes of Dermatitis

by Medindia Content Team on  June 27, 2006 at 5:05 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Common Causes of Dermatitis
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic Health Center have identified and announced the most common causes of contact dermatitis.
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Dermatitis, an allergic disease with red, sore itchy rashes was caused by exposing skin to things like chemicals, medications, certain plants, jewellary, fragnance, cosmetics, metals, creams, etc.

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The July issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter lists the top 10 causes of contact dermatitis that were recently identified by Mayo Clinic researchers:

Nickel, commonly found on jewelry clasps or buttons

Gold, usually worn as jewelry

Balsam of Peru, a fragrance used in skin care products and perfume

Thimerosal, a preservative used in vaccines

Neomycin sulfate, a topical antibiotic

Fragrance mix, which is comprised of eight of the most common flavorings found in various products

Formaldehyde, a preservative that can be found in paper products, paints, building materials, medications, household cleaners and fabric finishes

Cobalt chloride, a metal found in medical products, hair dye, antiperspirants, and in snaps, buttons and tools

Bacitracin, a topical antibiotic

Quaternium-15, a preservative found in skin care products and in industrial products such as paints, polishes and waxes

Skin allergy patch testing can confirm allergies to these substances.

Source: Newswise
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