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How do i know if i have contact dermatitis?

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
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Contact Dermatitis: Allergic contact dermatitis is a T cell-mediated, delayed-type hypersensitivity response. Contact allergens include metals, glues, plastics, rubber, fragrances, topical antibiotics, preservatives, and chemicals used in hair-care and cosmetic products. Avoidance is mainstay of treatment along with topical steroid creams. See an Allergist if you are concerned. Diagnosed by allergen patch testing.
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Skin Irritants: A list of the top culprits that trigger skin reactions, or contact dermatitis. Some cause symptoms like redness, itchy skin, or inflammation.Some are triggered by an individual's allergy (contact allergic dermatitis) while other chemicals affect everyone (contact irritant dermatitis). http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/dirty-dozen#1

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How do I know if I have contact dermatitis & how is it be treated?

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Dr. Maged Zaky
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Contact dermatitis: Itchy scally lesion usually provoked by contact with culprit causing factor, if every time you have conatct with metals like gold , chemicals, gloves, rubber, cosmotics , cloth etc...Then that is the type. Best rx is to avoid causative material and moderate or potent steroid cream , prescribed by physician
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What is contact dermatitis?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
Skin rash : Contact dermatitis is an allergic skin rash caused by something touching the skin that the child is allergic or sensitive to. Examples might include lotions, fabric softeners, & certain fabrics like wool. In older children nickle (in earrings and metal snaps) can cause a very localized contact dermatitis. The rash associated with poison ivy is one of the more severe forms of contact dermatitis.

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