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Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin. Sudden swelling, redness, with itching is associated with dermatitis. In extreme cases, there can be blisters, oozing, scaling and crusting. The most common type of dermatitis is allergic "contact" dermatitis. Contact dermatitis is due to direct contact with a substance to which you have an allergy or hypersensitivity. Common items which cause contact dermatitis include: soaps, dyes, perfume, or makeup including nail polish. The most important treatment is to eliminate the offending substance. A common misconception is that you will not be allergic to something that you have had constant contact with. The more often that you are in contact with a substance the more likely that you will develop a contact dermatitis. Where the causative agent is unknown, eliminate all possible contact substances, and then add them back one at a time to test your skin's reaction. Cool compresses, steroid ointments, oral antihistamines will help with both comfort and swelling.