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What are common symptoms of a chemical allergy?

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Each person may have different chemical allergy symptoms. Some of the most common are:

  • Red skin
  • Scaly patches
  • Blisters that ooze
  • Burning or itching, which may be intense
  • Swelling of the eyes, face, and genital area
  • Hives
  • Sun sensitivity
  • Darkened, "leathery," and cracked skin

SOURCES:

Guideline Clearinghouse: "Contact dermatitis: a practice parameter."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Contact Dermatitis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Contact Dermatitis."

New York-Presbyterian Hospital: "Contact Dermatitis."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 17, 2018

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SOURCES:

Guideline Clearinghouse: "Contact dermatitis: a practice parameter."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Contact Dermatitis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Contact Dermatitis."

New York-Presbyterian Hospital: "Contact Dermatitis."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 17, 2018

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