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Can I have dermatitis more than once?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
If your dermatitis is caused by an irritant or allergen, you may get dermatitis every time your skin is exposed to that particular irritant. Common irritants and allergens include soaps and cleaning products, chemicals, metals, perfumes, make-up, and plants. Avoiding those irritants or covering your skin when you are exposed is the best way to prevent dermatitis from occurring repeatedly. Some people also get a forms of dermatitis from insect bites, injury to the skin, or stress. Adults who get seborrhheic dermatitis may have recurrent outbreaks throughout life.

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