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Non Contact Dermatitis
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
Reaction: Contact dermatitis is where something is touching the skin and causing a reaction or rash to the skin. The contact can be some type of lotion, cream, etc; can be food (like when tomato sauce is around the mouth causing redness). Even poison ivy is a contact dermatitis. Steroid creams usually are needed to reduce the inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Possibly: There are various types of skin conditions that can contribute to rash isolated to hands. Rash can be secondary to a number of conditions including atopic dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, irritant or allergic contact hypersensitivity, or other causes. Make an appointment with Allergist or Dermatologist to get to the bottom of the cause and receive the right treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Unusual: Unless your scalp is exposed to chemicals or solvents , it is not likely an irritant dermatitis. If your scalp itches, then it is more likely a contact allergy. I would consider changing shampoo (Free & Clear) and condition. A short course of topical cortisone scalp solution may help calm the scalp down to prevent you from scratching it. Hair dye is a potential contact allergen also ...Read more
Steroid Creams: The best treatment is prevention. Avoidance of sun exposure (cover skin, hats, umbrellas, sun screen, etc) or avoid the associated chemical. Once you have the rash, a topical corticosteroid should help. Otc 1% Hydrocortisone with an oral antihistamine (if itching) would be good for starters. If this doesn't help see your primary care physician. Avoid steroid pills or injections if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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