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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. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can contact dermatitis not be itchy?

Can contact dermatitis not be itchy?

Yes: It usually is, but not everyone reads the textbook when they develop their symptoms. :) Try an antihistamine, and if your symptoms worsen or you develop any new symptoms, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is a remedy for contact dermatitis?

What is a remedy for contact dermatitis?

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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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. ...Read more

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