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What is Sponge Dermatitis

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What is Skin Dermatitis
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 9 years ago.

Hello,

Sponge dermatitis is irritation and rash on the skin caused by swimming or diving in chemically contaminated water. Any number of marine sponges can be the source of the problem.

http://www.scuba-doc.com/otherderms.htm

http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1046/j.1529-8019.2002.01503.x?journalCode=dth

Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 9 years ago.

"Skin dermatitis" just means inflammation of the skin. It is a generic term to describe any type of irritation/inflammation.