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what is allergic dermatitis

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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Dr. M. Christine Lee
28 years experience Dermatology
Avoid the allergens: Important to try to identify the offending allergens and try to avoid them. They can be food, plants, chemicals, materials, plant, pets. If you cannot ... Read More
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Dr. Maritza Baez
17 years experience Family Medicine
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bath ... 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 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
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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Serota
14 years experience Dermatology
Topical steroid: An OTC steroid cream/ointment such as hydrocortisone. If something stronger is required your doctor will need to prescribe.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Sudocrem: Although sudocrem is used primarily for diaper rash it can be used for other skin conditions such as allergic dermatitis.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Egg allergy: If you are experiencing massive hives, itching, swelling of eyes and/or face plus difficulty of breathing, you maybe allergy to eggs.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Allergies: Colostrum and breastfeeding can help defer but not prevent the onset of symptoms of allergy until about 6 months of age.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Try the vanicream brand, they are available over the counter.

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