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How to treat severe contact dermatitis from allergic reaction to neoprene in ankle brace?

How to treat severe contact dermatitis from allergic reaction to neoprene in ankle brace?

You might need: Systemic corticosteroids if it is a severe reaction. Otherwise it could be manged with high potency topical steroids. See your physician to determine what is best. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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How to tell if I have contact dermatitis and is it treatable?

How to tell if I have contact dermatitis and is it treatable?

Dry red skin: Best way is to see your primary care doctor. This doctor will give you the treatment. ...Read more

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My 14 month old has a rash and I think it is contact dermatitis. He has allergies and asthma. My question is can he still go to daycare?

My 14 month old has a rash and I think it is contact dermatitis. He has allergies and asthma. My question is can he still go to daycare?

If contact rash, yes: Contact allergic-type rashes are not contagious to other children. Though your child's rash may be itchy or bothersome to him/her, it will not spread. If your child is comfortable and there are no signs of a secondary bacterial infection (pus/ yellow-green drainage from any of the spots), it should be fine to return to daycare. ...Read more

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Hello I had an allergic contact dermatitis reaction to tree oil. How can I cute it? The skin is raised and super red on my forehead.

Hello I had an allergic contact dermatitis reaction to tree oil. How can I cute it? The skin is raised and super red on my forehead.

See a dermatologist: Ideally, you prevent an allergic contact dermatitis by avoiding the offending agent. If you are exposed then frequently treatment requires a topical steroid ointment and if severe enough potentially oral steroids. ...Read more

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How can I treat allergic contact dermatitis on my face without making it look worse?

How can I treat allergic contact dermatitis on my face without making it look worse?

Time & less is more: Avoid all cosmetics, and know allergens. See a dermatologist to find out what you are allergic to and what to avoid in personal products that come into contact with your skin. Use products that are hypoallergenic and very mild to moisturize and sooth the skin. Dermatologist might prescribe medications to help lessen the symptoms. Time will allow the skin to heal. ...Read more

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How could I treat allergic contact dermatitis on my face?

How could I treat allergic contact dermatitis on my face?

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 more

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How do I treat allergic contact dermatitis on my vulva?

How do I treat allergic contact dermatitis on my vulva?

DERMATITIS: Contact dermatitis on your genitals can be cured with steroid cream application 2x a day. ...Read more

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I think I'm having a contact dermatitis reaction from a new lotion? Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching on my arms and will it help make it go away

I think I'm having a contact dermatitis reaction from a new lotion? Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching on my arms and will it help make it go away

Cortisone creams: While Benadryl (diphenhydramine) might provide some anti- itch relief, topical cortisone creams will often time give a better result. Of course, discontinuing the lotion is an important first step. ...Read more

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Itchy rash all over except face legs and feet for 6 weeks. Biopsy states contact dermatitis or medication reaction. Where do I start?

Start: Surely the doctor has advised you about a change in medicines.
If not have a family or friend refer you to a doctor who pays better attention to your concerns. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does anyone have any experience with allergic contact dermatitis to hair coloring?

Does anyone have any experience with allergic contact dermatitis to hair coloring?

DERMATITIS: Somebody colored his hair and he developed severe contact dermatitis to the dye. He was placed on oral steroids and cream. He never colored his hair again. ...Read more

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Does prednisone help with irritant contact dermatitis? I know its prescribed for allergic contact dermatitis but does it work for irritant contact?

Does prednisone help with irritant contact dermatitis? I know its prescribed for allergic contact dermatitis but does it work for irritant contact?

Yes: But Prednisone if not a medication to take lightly, there are steps to take in treatment befor reaching out to it. Please consult your doctor first and do not self medicate. ...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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Hi I started off on some prednisone for a severe case of contact dermatitis but was just prescribed medrol (methylprednisolone) as a refill, is this an acceptable replacement?

Hi I started off on some prednisone for a severe case of contact dermatitis but was just prescribed medrol (methylprednisolone) as a refill, is this an acceptable replacement?

Similar: The two drugs are very similar with Medrol (methylprednisolone) presumably causing slightly less sodium retention. However, oral steroid should not be used as chronic Rx for contact dermatitis, avoidance is. If the problem persists despite avoidance of a known contact allergen, you need to see a dermatologist to look for another Dx. ...Read more

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Had severe case of contact dermatitis, used triamcinalone cream for two weeks which got rid of it, but it's been about 2 weeks & now it's back. Why?

Had severe case of contact dermatitis, used triamcinalone cream for two weeks which got rid of it, but it's been about 2 weeks & now it's back. Why?

Contact dermatitis: Some cases of contact dermatitis can continue erupting for 3 weeks after initial contact, like poison ivy. Important to identify the substance to which you are allergic so that you don't come in contact with it again. Every time the skin comes in contact with an allergen, the reaction is quicker and stronger. Please see your dermatologist for possible patch testing to figure out the allergy. ...Read more

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Allergic contact dermatitis from tea tree oil? Is that common?

It happens,: It is not very common only because not too many people use it. I only see those that have problems with tea tree oil. Among all the causes of contact dermatitis it is not common. ...Read more

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Allergic contact dermatitis is poison oak or something else?

Yes and no.: Poison oak allergic reactions is a form of allergic contact dermatitis. But there are hundreds of chemicals and substances which can cause allergic contact dermatitis. The most common are nickel, latex, adhesives in bandaids, neomycin in antibiotic creams and many more. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with allergic contact dermatitis and prescribed Prednisone and Cordran. Can I use both on the same day or choose one or the other?

I was diagnosed with allergic contact dermatitis and prescribed Prednisone and Cordran. Can I use both on the same day or choose one or the other?

Both okay: Prednisone is an oral med. Cordran is topical. They can work together to help the rash. It's fine to use both on the same day. ...Read more

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How to treat contact dermatitis itchy rash that seem to spread although I avoid the cause of irritation? What to put on it except corticosperoid cream?

How to treat contact dermatitis itchy rash that seem to spread although I avoid the cause of irritation? What to put on it except corticosperoid cream?

Stronger cortisone.: Sometimes over-the-counter cortisone is not strong enough to calm down the reaction.
Contact dermatitis would not spread: it just keeps on showing up on the areas being contacted with the offender (s). ...Read more

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Allergic rxn to hair dye 2 months ago. Lymph nodes swollen (<1cm), hair loss, contact dermatitis. What should I do? Do I have to cut the dyed hair?

Allergic rxn to hair dye 2 months ago. Lymph nodes swollen (<1cm), hair loss, contact dermatitis. What should I do? Do I have to cut the dyed hair?

Exposure...: I don't know if someone has seen you for this and if you have been treated but I would say that if you still have the dye that caused the reaction and still causing problems then it could be a good idea to get rid of it. In any case, I would rather tell you to be seen and have someone give you formal diagnosis and treatment before you do anything. This might be related to some other problems. ...Read more

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What are the most common substances that cause allergic contact dermatitis?

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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My doctor prescribed me triamcinolone cream for severe case of contact dermatitis. He said use all over body except face. Is this safe?

Sounds appropriate: Typically, triamcinolone cream is safe to use on all parts of the body, other than the face, under the arms and the genital region. You may use it up to twice daily, and I would not use more than 2 weeks continuously without discussing with your doctor. ...Read more

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Just had an open abdominal hernia repair on Thursday. I have developed a contact dermatitis that is blistering all over my stomach. How to treat?

Just had an open abdominal hernia repair on Thursday. I have developed a contact dermatitis that is blistering all over my stomach. How to treat?

Call your surgeon: You possibility have a reaction to the wound dressing, not uncommon, surgery team will be able to address the issue and advise you further on wound care ...Read more

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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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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more