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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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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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How can I treat contact dermatitis?

How can I treat contact dermatitis?

Avoidance & steroids: The most important issue is to avoid the item or items that you are allergic. The rash can be treated with topical steroid cream. Severe and extensive lesions may require systemic treatment with steroids under the care of a doctor. ...Read more

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Contact dermatitis can be induced by?

Contact dermatitis can be induced by?

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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Wil contact dermatitis go away by itself?

Wil contact dermatitis go away by itself?

Eventually, yes...: ...Assuming the contactant (substance causing the dermatitis) is identified and removed. But you could go through a lot of itching and scratching before that happens - average contact dermatitis duration is 3 weeks or so. My advice is that you seek treatment, particularly if you don't know for certain that it is a contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Does contact dermatitis cause scaring?...

Does contact dermatitis cause scaring?...

Rarely: Most contact dermatitis eruptions when they resolve will at most leave pigment residuals either in the form of lighter skin or a brown stain. More severe cases, particularly those cases of irritant (as opposed to "allergic") contact dermatitis do have the capability of causing scarring. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have contact dermatitis?

How do I know if I have contact dermatitis?

Contact Dermatitis: Allergic contact dermatitis is a T cell-mediated, delayed-type hypersensitivity response. Contact allergens include metals, glues, plastics, rubber, fragrances, topical antibiotics, preservatives, and chemicals used in hair-care and cosmetic products. Avoidance is mainstay of treatment along with topical steroid creams. See an Allergist if you are concerned. Diagnosed by allergen patch testing. ...Read more

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Could mild contact dermatitis be dangerous?

Could mild contact dermatitis be dangerous?

No: Contact dermatitis will get better on its own but topical steroids will accelerate its resolution. Antihistamines, either topical or oral, can be helpful for the itching. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat contact dermatitis?

What is the best way to treat contact dermatitis?

Antihistamines and: Steroid creams...Of course it depends on the part of the body involved...Sometimes an "oatmeal" bath is soothing...Cold compresses...But see your dr. If it is getting worse. And an allergist can do patch testing to see what the cause may be...The cure of course is avoiding the trigger. See www.Truetest.Com. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Contact Dermatitis (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dermatitis (Definition)

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