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MyPatchLink.com is your online resource to everything related to contact dermatitis. On this site you will find instructional videos, informative materials, printouts and articles to help you best manage your allergy.

If you haven't already done so, if you think you are suffering from allergic contact dermatitis, please contact your health care provider.

Videos

How to Read Labels

Dermatitis Article

Product labels are meant to tell you how to use a product wisely and safely, and often include content information. Cosmetics, over-the-counter medicines, prescription drugs, and pesticides are required by law to identify ingredients. Knowing where to look and how to read this information can help you avoid contact with substances that may cause your skin to react. Beware of products labeled as hypoallergenic, natural or organic.
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Dermatitis FAQs

Allergen Artilce

What is contact dermatitis?
Contact dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin at the area of contact. There are two types of contact dermatitis – irritant and allergic. Your physician may diagnose irritant or allergic contact dermatitis from your medical history, occupation, symptoms, and patch testing. Treatment of both irritant and allergic contact dermatitis is based on avoiding contact with the substance(s) that caused the reaction. Continue >>

Skin Hygiene

FAQ Article

Your skin is a vital barrier against abrasion, chemicals, and pathogens. Proper skin hygiene is the best way to keep your skin healthy. Removing dead cells, dirt and microbes on the skin surface is key to good hygiene. At the same time, it's important to maintain the natural fats and oils (extracellular lipids) in the outer skin layer (stratum corneum). Continue >>



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