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how much time does allergic dermatitis take to go away

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Days to weeks: It may resolve but it will probably require treatment by a dermatologidpst.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends on trigger: Allergic dermatitis is very broad. Allergic contact dermatitis like nickel allergy can be chronic unless the source of nickel is identified and remov ... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Jerome
51 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy shots?: Atopic dermatitis by definition may be associated with allergies. However, allergy shots are not considered first line treatment for atopic dermatit ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Use SPF: Use SPF and continue a fragrance free lotion several times per week. You can discontinue the creams for a few weeks as tolerated.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
52 years experience Pediatrics
Moisture/antinflam: Atopic dermatitis is managed by reducing the tendency to scratch, which causes a flare, so reduce all forms of rubbing; cetaphil/ probiotics. If worse ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Not usually: Atopic dermatitis is usually a chronic condition, characterized by flares and remissions, requiring ongoing management.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Often but not always: 70% of the children lose their ad by age 7, but the other 30% don't. Ad may also develop in adulthood but this is much less frequent and may be a tota ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
19 years experience Dermatology
Find the cause: Allergic contact dermatitis is a rash aused by an allergy to specific substances (called allergens, which can be either chemical or "natural") that yo ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Allergic contact: Allergic contact dermatitis occurs when your skin comes in contact with substances that your skin is sensitive or allergic to. The reaction usually ap ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Topical and antihist: If the rash is localized, try applying a topical steroid cream to the area and avoiding the allergen that may have caused the rash. If there is itch ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wyatt
26 years experience Family Medicine
Topical steroids : Hydrocortisone is helpful in soothing an itch. But should be used sparingly and short term only. Another quick itch reliever is cold... Try cool com ... Read More

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