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Could getting a piercing cause allergic contact dermatitis?

Could getting a piercing cause allergic contact dermatitis?

Yes: One can develop contact dermatitis to the metal(s) used in the piece( ring, etc); the most common one is nickel. If one uses a topical antibacterial cream after the piercing is done to prevent infection( such as neosporin), the cream itself can cause an allergic dermatitis in some individuals. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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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


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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

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Can you get allergic contact dermatitis of the vulva?

Can you get allergic contact dermatitis of the vulva?

Yes.: You can get allergic contact dermatitis of any part of the body; the vulva is not exempt. Common contactants affecting that area include perfumes, cleansers, lubricants, spermicidal gels, and vinyl (which many condoms are made out of). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Could I have allergic contact dermatitis from my cat scratches?

Yes: Cats allergy can cause both immediate and delayed reactions.Contact dermatitis is often a delayed allergic reaction and can be treated with both antihistamines and noninflammatory creams. ...Read more

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What can help relieve your allergic contact dermatitis?

Creams and avoidance: Use a cream with a corticosteroid and avoid using what ever caused it. Remember the reaction is delayed. It takes 2-3 days to develop. ...Read more

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What eyeshadow can I use with allergic contact dermatitis on my lids?

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

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Has anybody here ever had allergic contact dermatitis from leather?

Has anybody here ever had allergic contact dermatitis from leather?

Yes: The chemicals used in tanning the leather can cause contact dermatitis. Leather sandals rubbing on sweaty bare skin commonly does it. Cheaper sandals are more common culprits. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Eastern
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