Irritant Contact Dermatitis

Irritant contact dermatitis (ICD) is a condition of the skin in which chemicals or mechanical or environmental forces irritate the superficial protective layers. This irritation leads to a localized inflammatory response typically resulting in redness and swelling. Dermatologic injuries are common in athletics, and given the diverse environmental conditions and chemical exposures encountered in sports, ICD is a commonly seen diagnosis. Recognizing ICD is important as there are strict policies for athletes with infectious skin conditions, and identifying noninfectious conditions such as ICD ...

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