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Contact Dermatitis On Lips
5mo has 2 water blisters on hand. Suffers from eczema. Could this be dishydrotic eczema or an allergy? Also, red patches on cheeks/ chin. Drooling?
DERMATITIS: Nummular eczema are round inflammatory pruritis skin lesions treated with oral antibiotics and local steroid cream whereas contact dermatitis is caused by irritants or allergens also very itchy treated with antipruritic agents and steroid cream and avoidance of causative factors. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
General v. localized: Atopic dermatitis is a chronic condition that is generalized over the entire skin surface, but usually most obvious in the "flexor" areas (crooks of elbows & knees, neck, underarms). Contact dermatitis is localized to the area of contact, and is often streaky in appearance due to the effect of the contact brushing against the skin surface. Atopy also tends to be symmetrical; contact is not. ...Read more
Allergy vs. herpes: An allergic irritation on lips is a general swelling, and a herpetic lesion is usually in one area. Allergies are not painful, but herpes lesions are very painful, and sensitive to heated and salty liquids. A culture will prove which it may be if you are in doubt. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dx lichen simplex on vulva but also have dry, sore sometimes itchy skin on scalp, hands, armpits - dry vulva.. is this a possible skin allergy?
Contact dermatitis: if the contactant is not identified , it can recur . there are barrier creams available from your dermatologist as well as anti inflammatory medications and patch tests to help determine what is causing this. ...Read more
What causes the itch: Atopic dermatitis is an itch that rashes. Contact dermatitis is a rash that itches. Ad is caused by an internal itch that becomes a rash only after you scratch the skin over and over again. Cd is caused by an external chemical that soaks into the skin and your immune system sends an army of cells to kill all the skin cells that are contaminated with that chemical. That irritates nerves and itches. ...Read more
I am experiencing genital rash, lip blister, skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy) , rash on face and rash on chest. The following also describe m...
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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