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What can cause irritant dermatitis?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
Irritant dermatitis refers to a rash caused by chemicals like acids (like vinegar and car battery acid), alkalis (like bleach and dishwasher tablets), solvents (like paint thinners and nail polish remover), strong soaps, fiberglass, cleaners, and waxes. Even secretions from insects and plants (like poison ivy) can cause irritant dermatitis.

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