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Eczema or contact dermatitis, treatment?

Eczema or contact dermatitis, treatment?

Remove the irritant: Contact dermatitis is a straight forward issue of stopping the exposure. You also want to protect the skin with a good moisturizing lotion. Eczema is something that comes from an internal exposure like a food allergy that alters the immune system. You still want to stop the exposure, but it can be hard to find. Both conditions can be moderated with steroid creams and good lotions. ...Read more

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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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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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What is the treatment for photo contact allergic dermatitis?

What is the treatment for photo contact allergic dermatitis?

Steroid Creams: The best treatment is prevention. Avoidance of sun exposure (cover skin, hats, umbrellas, sun screen, etc) or avoid the associated chemical. Once you have the rash, a topical corticosteroid should help. Otc 1% Hydrocortisone with an oral antihistamine (if itching) would be good for starters. If this doesn't help see your primary care physician. Avoid steroid pills or injections if possible. ...Read more

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Severe adult lip lickers dermatitis treatment?

Severe adult lip lickers dermatitis treatment?

Healthy lips: I recommend pangea organics lip balm. It has natural certified organic botanical essential oils that heal the skin on your lips without drying them out or exposing you to petroleum or other harsh or dangerous chemicals. ...Read more

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Eczema herpeticum contagious to adults?

Eczema herpeticum contagious to adults?

Yes it can be: Eczema herpeticform is commonly caused by Hepes Simplex virus type1or2,may also be caused by Coxackie virus A16 or Vaccinia Virus and is contagious by direct contact ...Read more

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Can atopic dermatitis (eczema) go away with age?

Can atopic dermatitis (eczema) go away with age?

Often but not always: 70% of the children lose their ad by age 7, but the other 30% don't. Ad may also develop in adulthood but this is much less frequent and may be a totally different disease. One thing seems clear-nearly all ad patients have dry skin , the result of a defective skin layer causing water loss. Moisturizer immediately after bathing is a must. ...Read more

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Allergic contact dermatitis is poison oak or something else?

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

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Is hand dermatitis and atopic dermatitis technically 2 different conditions?

Is hand dermatitis and atopic dermatitis technically 2 different conditions?

Possibly: There are various types of skin conditions that can contribute to rash isolated to hands. Rash can be secondary to a number of conditions including atopic dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, irritant or allergic contact hypersensitivity, or other causes. Make an appointment with Allergist or Dermatologist to get to the bottom of the cause and receive the right treatment. ...Read more

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Are allergy vaccines helpful in allergic dermatitis?

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Are allergy vaccines helpful in allergic dermatitis?

Probably: Not as strongly effective as with airways allergies, need to be prescribed and monitored by an expert, an allergist, in selected patients, after controlling the environment and trial of other modalities, and control of symptoms, good luck ...Read more

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What are some common triggers for irritant contact dermatitis in detergents, cosmetics and soaps?

What are some common triggers for irritant contact dermatitis in detergents, cosmetics and soaps?

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 ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for allergic reaction to insect bites?

Are there treatment guidelines for allergic reaction to insect bites?

Depends: Depending upon what insect is responsible. If this is from a bee sting reaction, then there are potential treatments available. Speak with a physician to understand what the reaction was and the best treatment options. ...Read more

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What are the most common eczema triggers? Could a severe reaction to poison ivy trigger an eczema flare after/in addition to the allergic rash?

What are the most common eczema triggers? Could a severe reaction to poison ivy trigger an eczema flare after/in addition to the allergic rash?

Eczema Triggers: Eczema Triggers include Chemicals, Hot water, Overbathing, detergents, soaps, shampoos, perfumes, scented body care products, stress, pet dander, molds, dust mites, cockroaches, to name a few. Yes, a severe reaction to poison ivy could definitely trigger an eczema flare! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How is contact dermatitis diagnosed?

How is contact dermatitis diagnosed?

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. ...Read more

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What causes cosmetic contact dermatitis?

What causes cosmetic contact dermatitis?

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. ...Read more

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Does contact with allergens cause immediate reactions?

Does contact with allergens cause immediate reactions?

Yes if allergic: The hallmark of allergy is an almost immediate reaction to substances to which you are allergic. If you are not allergic nothing happens. ...Read more

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Can pollen allergies cause allergic contact chelitis?

Can pollen allergies cause allergic contact chelitis?

Doubtful : Certainly not by inhalation, but maybe if the lips came in contact with a lot of pollen. If your lips are swelling and you haven't been chewing on weed leaves, you should see your doctor ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dermatitis (Definition)

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