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How long does dermatitis last?

Since dermatitis has a variety of causes, it also has a wide range of time that it lasts. The shortest reactions to irritants and allergens are only a couple hours or a few days. Chronic cases of dermatitis can last a much longer time - some cases can come and go throughout your lifetime.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Dermatitis can last for a few hours, a day or two, or a lifetime. Depending on your reaction, the itching and redness can go away quickly, or it may be chronic and persist over a long period of time. Talk with your doctor about your specific case of dermatitis. 

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