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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

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

You can...: You can try moisturizing cream or baby oil.Organic coconut oil which can help with inflammation as well. Make sure this is applied on the eyelid and protect your eyes from external creams. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Contact Dermatitis (Definition)

A condition in which there is irritation and swelling of the skin caused by direct contact with a specific substance. Itching, skin redness, and a skin ...Read more


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What are the complications of allergic contact dermatitis?

What are the complications of allergic contact dermatitis?

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 more

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How could I treat allergic contact dermatitis on my face?

How could I treat allergic contact dermatitis on my face?

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 more

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Does anyone have any experience with allergic contact dermatitis to hair coloring?

Does anyone have any experience with allergic contact dermatitis to hair coloring?

DERMATITIS: Somebody colored his hair and he developed severe contact dermatitis to the dye. He was placed on oral steroids and cream. He never colored his hair again. ...Read more

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How can I treat allergic contact dermatitis on my face without making it look worse?

How can I treat allergic contact dermatitis on my face without making it look worse?

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

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Could I have allergic contact dermatitis from my cat scratches?

Could I have allergic contact dermatitis from my cat scratches?

Yes: Cats allergy can cause both immediate and delayed reactions.Contact dermatitis is often a delayed allergic reaction and can be treated with both antihistamines and noninflammatory creams. ...Read more

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Could getting a piercing cause allergic contact dermatitis?

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 more

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Has anybody here ever had allergic contact dermatitis from leather?

Has anybody here ever had allergic contact dermatitis from leather?

Yes: The chemicals used in tanning the leather can cause contact dermatitis. Leather sandals rubbing on sweaty bare skin commonly does it. Cheaper sandals are more common culprits. ...Read more

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Are there differences between allergic contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis ?

Are there differences between allergic contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis ?

Allergens: Allegic dermatitis will result in a positive patch test. Irritant dermatitis will not elicit a possible allergy test. Allergy testing requires 2-3 days to elicit a reaction. ...Read more

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Can you get allergic contact dermatitis of the vulva?

Can you get allergic contact dermatitis of the vulva?

Yes.: You can get allergic contact dermatitis of any part of the body; the vulva is not exempt. Common contactants affecting that area include perfumes, cleansers, lubricants, spermicidal gels, and vinyl (which many condoms are made out of). ...Read more

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How do I treat allergic contact dermatitis on my vulva?

How do I treat allergic contact dermatitis on my vulva?

DERMATITIS: Contact dermatitis on your genitals can be cured with steroid cream application 2x a day. ...Read more

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Have you had allergic contact dermatitis from eyeglasses in some patients?

Have you had allergic contact dermatitis from eyeglasses in some patients?

Yes!: Very common to develop a contact allergy from any substance that has repetitive presence on the skin.., especially metals... ...Read more

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What can help relieve your allergic contact dermatitis?

What can help relieve your allergic contact dermatitis?

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

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What eyeshadow can I use with allergic contact dermatitis on my lids?

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

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What are the most common substances that cause allergic contact dermatitis?

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 more

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Allergic contact dermatitis from tea tree oil? Is that common?

It happens, : It is not very common only because not too many people use it. I only see those that have problems with tea tree oil. Among all the causes of contact dermatitis it is not common. ...Read more

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Allergic contact dermatitis is poison oak or something else?

Yes and no.: Poison oak allergic reactions is a form of allergic contact dermatitis. But there are hundreds of chemicals and substances which can cause allergic contact dermatitis. The most common are nickel, latex, adhesives in bandaids, neomycin in antibiotic creams and many more. ...Read more

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Does prednisone help with irritant contact dermatitis? I know its prescribed for allergic contact dermatitis but does it work for irritant contact ?

Does prednisone help with irritant contact dermatitis? I know its prescribed for allergic contact dermatitis but does it work for irritant contact ?

Yes: But Prednisone if not a medication to take lightly, there are steps to take in treatment befor reaching out to it. Please consult your doctor first and do not self medicate. ...Read more

Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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