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My adult kids are worried about my health now that i have contact dermatitis. what should i tell them?

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Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Avoidance: Avoiding what caused it is the best. Iy is a sign of skin sensitization, so simple avoidance should be the solution. It is unlikely to mean much to your general health/.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 35 years experience
Thank you.: Your adult children may be concerned for many reasons. Reassure them that you are taking good care of yourself and you involve your healthcare provider in your decisions. Contact dermatitis is annoying, but manageable with creams and avoidance of offending items. If your children are worrying too much or not allowing you to make your own decisions, discuss with them how to help w/o smothering.

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