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A dermatologist yesterday diagnosed me with severe contact dermatitis on my lips. I got a low dose steroid shot. How long til I see peak effect?

A dermatologist yesterday diagnosed me with severe contact dermatitis on my lips. I got a low dose steroid shot. How long til I see peak effect?

A day or 2: Steroid usually starts to work in about 6 wks but it may take 2-3 days to provide optimal benefits. If you have a contact allergy, avoidance of the allergen is the key. Most of the time, topical steroid will work for this condition without the potential side effects.

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What are some common allergens that trigger contact dermatitis around the mouth and lips? Goes away with baking soda. It appears like flaky skin.

What are some common allergens that trigger contact dermatitis around the mouth and lips? Goes away with baking soda. It appears like flaky skin.

Perioral flaking: Not all skin flaking is due to contact dermatitis. Conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis & "ringworm" have flaky skin. A dermatologist can better determine a cause by examining the area as well as the flakes to r/o fungus, etc. & provide treatment.

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Can allergic contact dermatitis cause you to form tiny blisters on your lips and cause your skin to be itchy?

Can allergic contact dermatitis cause you to form tiny blisters on your lips and cause your skin to be itchy?

Yes: Contact dermatitis is a very common medical issue. Normally there is some sort of trigger that causes your body's immune system to over react. Depending on which part of the body received the trigger is where the manifestation of the skin inflammation normally occurs. In fact, sometimes there are things that do not trigger a reaction the first time but after several exposures it can intensify.

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Can withe patches in my mouth be assosiated with my contact dermatitis?

Can withe patches in my mouth be assosiated with my contact dermatitis?

Should check it out: You may have thrush--a fungal infection and can happen at any age. In infancy, it is common and often of no consequences. In adult, usually there is a cause: med use such as steroid, asthma/copd inhalers, antibiotic use, immunocompromised states such as hiv/aids, cancer/chemotherapy etc...Thrush is not associated with contact dermatitis. It is easily treatable. Consult doc. Good luck.

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Can withe patches inside my mouth be assosiated with my contact dermatitis?

Can withe patches inside my mouth be assosiated with my contact dermatitis?

Probably not: Related. White spots inside the mouth could mean a condition called leukoplakia, a precancerous condition. So have an oral surgeon or head & neck surgeon look at it.

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Recurring red rash around mouth? (not contact dermatitis)

Perioral dermatitis: Is relatively common. It has unknown etiology. If persists, please, see a physician. Can be treated with antibiotics or antifungals if deemed appropriate by a physician.

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What are some common causes of irritant contact dermatitis around the mouth and chin area?

What are some common causes of irritant contact dermatitis around the mouth and chin area?

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

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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.

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What are contact dermatitis symptoms?

What are contact dermatitis symptoms?

Itching.: Itching, itching, itching, itching; that's the hallmark symptom of contact dermatitis. Unless it's allowed to get secondarily infected, and then it hurts.

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What sort of disease is contact dermatitis?

What sort of disease is contact dermatitis?

Poison ivy: The most commonly known contact dermatitis is the reaction some people develop to poison ivy/ poison oak. Many times you may contact the oils from these plants and even though it didn't cause problems before, you start itching 12-24 hours after touching the plant the blisters develop usually 2 days later. Your immune system is trying to kill any part of your skin that has plant oils on it.

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What increases risk for contact dermatitis?

What increases risk for contact dermatitis?

Multiple exposures: If you continue to be exposed to the chemical and if raw injured skin is exposed, it increases the chances of you becoming sensitized. For instance using creams with neomycin on sores.

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Please describe things that are similar to contact dermatitis?

Crusty rashes: Infected eczema, impetigo, pemphigus, and shingles bear some resemblance. An experienced physician or other health care professional you identify the rash. The picture is of poison oak-triggered contact dermatitis.

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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.

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Can contact dermatitis be lupus?

Can contact dermatitis be lupus?

No: There are several forms of lupus. All of these have skin changes. Contact dermatitis is a different problem and not part of lupus.

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Can contact dermatitis be prevented?

Can contact dermatitis be prevented?

Absolutely!: All you have to do is avoid contact with whatever it is you are allergic to. Often, that is easier said than done, however.

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Does contact dermatitis look like shingles?

Does contact dermatitis look like shingles?

A little: Shingles always stop at the midline of the body and usually only mildly itchy but can be very painful. Allergic contact dermatitis can occur anywhere after contact with the allergen and is itchy. The blister with contact dermatitis are very small but can be huge with shingles.

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