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Contact Dermatitis


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Comment from: Mo, Male (Patient) Published: April 10

I was diagnosed with contact dermatitis today. The doctor said I was allergic to my wife's hair color and perfume. He also said not to share eye glasses at home. Why, after 42 years of marriage, my wife coloring her hair and the same perfume, is this happening!


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