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Photo contact dermatitis

Photoallergic and phototoxic contact dermatitis is an inflammatory eruption secondary to a photoactive substance, plus light. The substance does not cause an eruption in the absence of light.
Typical phytotoxins are plant saps containing psoralens such as that found in celery.

Treatment:
  • Wash the substance off of the skin.
  • Application of medium strength topical glucocorticoids is very helpful to control symptoms.
photo contact dermatitis


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