Rated 5.0/5 based on 20 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Contact Dermatitis

Share
Dr. Joseph Eastern
249 doctors shared insights

Contact Dermatitis (Overview)

Contact dermatitis is 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 rash are common symptoms.


1

1
How do I know if I have contact dermatitis & how is it be treated?

How do I know if I have contact dermatitis & how is it be treated?

Contact dermatitis: Itchy scally lesion usually provoked by contact with culprit causing factor, if every time you have conatct with metals like gold , chemicals, gloves, rubber, cosmotics , cloth etc...Then that is the type. Best rx is to avoid causative material and moderate or potent steroid cream , prescribed by physician ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified
10 years in practice
92K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
Dr. Joseph Eastern
249 doctors shared insights

Contact Dermatitis (Overview)

Contact dermatitis is 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 rash are common symptoms.


2

2
For how long does contact dermatitis normally last?

Depends: Contact dermatitis usually takes several days to improve, assuming you are no longer being exposed to the trigger. If you continue to be exposed to the cause, the rash can be ongoing. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified
10 years in practice
92K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
3

3
What is the difference symptom and look wise between scabies and contact dermatitis?

Scabies: Scabies has the following:itching, especially at night rashes, especially between the fingers sores (abrasions) on the skin from scratching and digging thin, pencil-mark lines on the skin mites may be more widespread on a baby's skin, causing pimples over the trunk, or small blisters over the palms and soles. In young children, the head, neck, shoulders, palms, and soles are involved. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
4

4
What symptoms of contact dermatitis are the most important?

What symptoms of contact dermatitis are the most important?

Itching.: Despite its often nasty appearance contact dermatitis rarely becomes secondarily infected. But the itching can be intense and persist for days to weeks. Your physician can help. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified
10 years in practice
92K people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
7

7
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
8

8
Is there a gentle way to treat contact dermatitis?

Is there a gentle way to treat contact dermatitis?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
9

9
How is a child treated for contact dermatitis?

Depends: The treatment will vary on the extent and symptoms associated with the rash. Topical steroid ointments, may be used, as well as oral antihistamines, and oral steroids. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
10

10
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Cornelia Franz
1,061 doctors shared insights

Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


Dr. Nayla Mumneh
1,446 doctors shared insights

Dermatitis (Definition)

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


Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
10 years in practice
92K people helped
Continue
70,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook