Definition of Irritant contact dermatitis
Irritant contact dermatitis: A rash brought about by constant irritation from a substance. For example, anyone who washes their hands many times a day can develop "dish pan hands." Another example is in young children who lick their lips repeatedly, resulting in an irritant reaction to saliva.
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