AirBorne Contact Dermatitis

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What is airborne contact dermatitis?

Airborne contact dermatitis refers to acute and chronic dermatitis of exposed parts of the body, especially the face, caused by particles suspended in the air. These particles may include fibres, dust, vapours, sprays, gases, and plant materials .

  • Contact dermatitis is defined as airborne based on the following factors:

  • The existence of a volatile or airborne causative agent

  • The clinical presentation

  • The history of the patient

  • Patch testing.