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Peri-orbital dermatitis. Sore and inflamed skin around the eye (peri-orbital region) of a 33-year-old woman. Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin, which may be accompanied by a red, itchy rash. Many factors can trigger dermatitis: it may be a skin allergy to a metal or detergent, or it may be a reaction to stress. In many cases the cause is not known. Drugs may be given to reduce severe inflammation or itching.
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