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Kristin Berka has been a wonderful addition to this practice. She sees my husband and myself regularly to keep check on skin cancers. She has a ver...

Jun 07, 2010

Allergic Contact Dermatitis


What is Allergic Contact Dermatitis?

“Allergic dermatitis” occurs when the skin comes into contact with a substance that stimulates the body’s immune system. Such substances could include poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac, nickel, latex, chromates, hair dyes, neomycin, and many skin care products.

The rash is caused by the body’s immune system reaction as they react to the allergic substance on the skin.  This process often takes 4-6 weeks, which explains why the troublesome rashes can take so long to heal.


If you are interested in learning more about skin cancer treatments, skin cancer surgery, medical dermatology or cosmetic dermatology in the Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina metro area, click here to request an appointment with Dr. Timothy Woodall, Dr. Richard White, or Ms. Kristin Berka. Or you can call our office, The Palmetto Skin & Laser Center, at (803) 329-6030 to schedule your appointment.