Duke dermatologists diagnose and treat contact dermatitis, a skin inflammation, irritation, or allergic reaction that occurs following exposure to a specific substance. The reaction can result from contact with everyday items like shampoo, clothing, cosmetics, jewelry, and gloves, or it can result from substances you're exposed to in your workplace. We use the latest techniques to identify the cause of your allergic reaction. Our goal is to determine the cause of your condition, relieve your symptoms, and help you prevent future outbreaks.