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Allergic Contact Dermatitis Treatment Adults
What is a NATURAL treatment for allergic contact dermatitis on my eyelid? It's from old eyeliner, not using anymore. I got steroids from doc
None if treated: Once the trigger for acd is identified, it is important to avoid contact with it. In cases in which the allergen is not avoided (e.g., a machinist who reacts to cutting fluid, but can't find another job), the constant inflammation in the skin leads to worsening skin breakdown, infections of the skin, permanent scarring, and side effects of the meds needed to try to control it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoidance: If you are reacting to something you are putting on your face, stop. It is difficult for many females to stop using their cosmetics, completely, until the skin heals up. Otc Hydrocortisone cream is helpful in speeding up the healing process and is safe for short term use, but ultimately avoidance is the only cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time & less is more: Avoid all cosmetics, and know allergens. See a dermatologist to find out what you are allergic to and what to avoid in personal products that come into contact with your skin. Use products that are hypoallergenic and very mild to moisturize and sooth the skin. Dermatologist might prescribe medications to help lessen the symptoms. Time will allow the skin to heal. ...Read more
Yes: One can develop contact dermatitis to the metal(s) used in the piece( ring, etc); the most common one is nickel. If one uses a topical antibacterial cream after the piercing is done to prevent infection( such as neosporin), the cream itself can cause an allergic dermatitis in some individuals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes!: Very common to develop a contact allergy from any substance that has repetitive presence on the skin.., especially metals... ...Read more
Creams and avoidance: Use a cream with a corticosteroid and avoid using what ever caused it. Remember the reaction is delayed. It takes 2-3 days to develop. ...Read more
Find the cause: It is best to be tested. A "patch test" with multiple chemicals in cosmetics. Then avoid the ones with the one you are sensitive an allergist or a dermatologist can test you. Remove all chemicals from around eyes, hands and finger nails. Wait till the rash resolves. Use one eye shadow and then wait 3 days. If no rash develops then you know that one is safe. Remember this is a delayed reaction. ...Read more
Poison ivy, nickel.: Poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac other plants nickel or other metals medications antibiotics, especially those applied to the surface of the skin (topical) topical anesthetics other medications rubber or latex cosmetics fabrics and clothing detergents solvents adhesives fragrances, perfumes other chemicals and substance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does prednisone help with irritant contact dermatitis? I know its prescribed for allergic contact dermatitis but does it work for irritant contact ?
I was diagnosed with allergic contact dermatitis and prescribed Prednisone and Cordran. Can I use both on the same day or choose one or the other?
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