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is contact dermatitis contraindicated?

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
Allergy and Immunology 12 years experience
Rephrase Question?: I'm not sure what you mean by contraindicated?

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How can I treat contact dermatitis?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Avoidance & steroids: The most important issue is to avoid the item or items that you are allergic. The rash can be treated with topical steroid cream. Severe and extensive lesions may require systemic treatment with steroids under the care of a doctor.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How is contact dermatitis diagnosed?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Pattern, history: Contact dermatitis presents with a distinctive pattern that any experienced dermatologist will recognize. That clinical presentation, coupled with a careful history of allergenic substances that you have been in contact with recently, will usually confirm the diagnosis.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What causes cosmetic contact dermatitis?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Allergy: When you are allergic to one of the ingredients of the cosmetic in question, you will develop contact dermatitis. Unfortunately it is frequently difficult to identify the specific ingredient that is causing the problem, since cosmetic companies often keep their formulas secret. A dermatologist can help you do it, though, with patch testing.
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A 24-year-old male asked:

Does contact dermatitis cause scaring?...

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Contact: It may if it was very severe when it happened, it usually leaves a dark mark on the skin.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can contact dermatitis be lupus?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Howard Feinberg
Rheumatology 37 years experience
No: There are several forms of lupus. All of these have skin changes. Contact dermatitis is a different problem and not part of lupus.

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