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Vulvar Disease pp 139-142 | Cite as

Irritant Contact Dermatitis

  • Tanja Bohl
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Abstract

Irritant contact dermatitis (ICD) is more common than allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). The skin injury develops as a result of prolonged pressure and irritation or reaction to chemical or physical agents. Treatment starts by avoidance of irritants such as soaps or scented products, wearing fitting but not tight cotton underclothes, and regular application of barrier emollients. Mild potency topical corticosteroids such as hydrocortisone 1% ointment are the mainstay of treatment.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tanja Bohl
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  1. 1.Jean Hailes for Women’s HealthClaytonAustralia

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