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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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I am suffering from dermatitis. At any time I feel very hot or very cold. Some times skin becomes itchy. What should I do?

I am suffering from dermatitis. At any time I feel very hot or very cold. Some times skin becomes itchy. What should I do?

Bathe and moisturize: For the itchy skin, I would soak in warm water, pat dry, and then moisturize, preferably with an ointment or cream, rather than a lotion. If you continue to itch, see your physician. For feeling hot or cold, I would see a health professional, as this should be further evaluated. ...Read more

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Can lamictel reduce the itchiness of atopic dermatitis?

Can lamictel reduce the itchiness of atopic dermatitis?

No: Lamictal was originally developed as an anti-seizure medication but is now mostly used for bipolar disorders. It has a list of possible side effects longer than your arm, even if you are a gibbon - and one of those side effects is itching. There are plenty of legitimate treatments for pruritus due to atopic dermatitis; try Allegra or claritin, (loratadine) or see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I treat the itchy symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis?

How can I treat the itchy symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis?

Shampoos or lotions: Several ways to treat seborrheic dermatitis. On the scalp, prescription shampoos can be used such as ketoconazole or clobetasol shampoo. Topical corticosteroids or anti-inflammatory medications can control the redness or scaling symptoms. Over the counter shampoos can be helpful in mild cases that contain selenium sulfide or zinc pyrithione. ...Read more

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Rash on elbow. Non-itchy and not raised. Doesn't blanch. Feel well in self just a bit sick. History of dermatitis & eczema. Looks to be under the skin?

Rash on elbow. Non-itchy and not raised. Doesn't blanch. Feel well in self just a bit sick. History of dermatitis & eczema. Looks to be under the skin?

Flare of eczema?: Difficult to determine without seeing rash. Non-blanching rash with a history of eczema is concerning for a possible flare. Would consider applying topical corticosteroids to area and monitor for improvement. If this fails have rash evaluated by doctor. ...Read more

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Why would a non-breast feeding never-pregnant woman develop dermatitis only on areolas (itchy, then yellow crust forms from scratching)?

Why would a non-breast feeding never-pregnant woman develop dermatitis only on areolas (itchy, then yellow crust forms from scratching)?

Well...: There is a variety of skin disorders that only affect the areolas... please see a dermatologist. It is not an emergency. It is best if the dermatologists is able to see the skin without you having used any treatment.
Good wishes ...Read more

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Had a blood test done exactly 5 days ago. Now it is itchy and reddish and looking like dermatitis at the puncture point on the elbow. What to do?

Likely allergic: Reaction to bandage. What you described suggests an allergic reaction to some component of the bandage/bandaid that was applied after blood draw. It should resolve on it own in a few days. Do not use the type of dressing/bandaid that was used after venipuncture. ...Read more

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Is Domeboro Powder or Aveno powder better for itchy contact dermatitis rash?

Is Domeboro Powder or Aveno powder better for itchy contact dermatitis rash?

Eh...: I'm thinking even OTC hydrocortisone cream/ointment would be better for allergic contact dermatitis. If just irritation, perhaps the powders would offer some relief. Just saying from the responses I've gotten from patients. ...Read more

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I had dermatitis when I was young I seem to have the same symptoms now on my elbows neck and my nippers are itchy and sore. What should I do?

I had dermatitis when I was young I seem to have the same symptoms now on my elbows neck and my nippers are itchy and sore. What should I do?

Rash: See your physician to determine if it is eczema or psoriasis. The treatment is different and the prognosis is different as well. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash on my bikini area that sometimes sort of leaks fluid, only when I scratch it. Looks a lot like dermatitis, but I don't know.

I have an itchy rash on my bikini area that sometimes sort of leaks fluid, only when I scratch it. Looks a lot like dermatitis, but I don't know.

Contact?: It may be from a contact allergy or an irritant. Stop using any anti-static agent or softener when drying your clothes and re-wash all of your underwears before wearing. If your rash developed within a few weeks or months after switching to a new detergent, be sure to go back to the old one. In the meanwhile, try topical hydrocortisone cream. If the problem persists, see dermatologist. ...Read more

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Contact dermatitis rash stopped itching and is same (red/dark brown)for 19 days. Not itchy just same, ugly dark brown/red. Why is it same, why not fading?

Contact dermatitis rash stopped itching and is same (red/dark brown)for 19 days. Not itchy just same, ugly dark brown/red. Why is it same, why not fading?

PIH: It could be post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. It. At fade a bit with time. Or you can try skin lighteners to speed to fading. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on most of my body. Could this be a food allergy or contact dermatitis?

Itchy bumps on most of my body. Could this be a food allergy or contact dermatitis?

Yes, it could be: Either. If you are sick with a fever and or sore throat, it could be related to that. Please see your doctor or a dermatologist to be diagnosed for sure. ...Read more

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How do I treat new onset (3 mo ago) senorrheic dermatitis? Itchy redness nasal labial folds and under my nose

How do I treat new onset (3 mo ago) senorrheic dermatitis? Itchy redness nasal labial folds and under my nose

Sebbrrheic dermatiti: You use combination of anti fungal shampoos like Nizoral (ketoconazole) or head and shoulder or selsun sulphide, and non flurinated steroid cream like memetasone (elocon), temovate oe Lidex cream locally. And antifungal cream like ketocanazole. In your diet eliminate sugars and eat more vegetables. The shampoo is used on scalp. Once the rash is cleared you can cut down the use of steroid creams. You will need to see md. ...Read more

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I have a line of red spots on my lower right leg for over a month. Could it be dermatitis or something more serious? Its also itchy sometimes

I have a line of red spots on my lower right leg for over a month. Could it be dermatitis or something more serious? Its also itchy sometimes

Dermatitis: This simply means inflammation of the skin, which you certainly have. This needs to be seen and examined for a correct diagnosis. See a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Contact dermatitis-rash same for several days. When will it start healing? Rash is there for 5 days, still same red itchy swollen. When will it go away

Contact dermatitis-rash same for several days. When will it start healing? Rash is there for 5 days, still same red itchy swollen. When will it go away

1-2 Weeks: Inflammation from a rash can take time to resolve. I would first suggest you remove anything that could be a possible cause of the rash. Once the cause is removed it can take anywhere between a week or two weeks for the inflammatory products to dissipate from your system. Once the inflammatory products are gone then the redness and itchiness should resolve. ...Read more

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Skin is really sore, itchy, think due to room temperature. I recently moved. Got worse, how do I determine where to live for my atopic dermatitis?

Skin is really sore, itchy, think due to room temperature. I recently moved. Got worse, how do I determine where to live for my atopic dermatitis?

See a dermatologist: Atopic dermatitis is usually worse in cold weather, usually better in sun + warm weather. Allergy shots can make it worse. In any case, use skin cleanser with pH 6-7 such as Dove. After a long soak, rub in a ceramide cream (Eucerin Eczema cream, many others) every night. You probably will need prescriptions for full relief. ...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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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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Rash now 14 days. Dr visit last thursday, contact dermatitis. Symptoms are not better. No relief from red raised itchy bumps what can I do?

Rash now 14 days. Dr visit last thursday, contact dermatitis. Symptoms are not better. No relief from red raised itchy bumps what can I do?

Re-evaluation: Depending on the treatment, allergic contact dermatitis can last several days to a month. If would be worthwhile to re-check with a doctor and specifically a dermatologist to confirm the contact dermatitis diagnosis and offer perhaps a different course of treatment. Don't suffer. ...Read more

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For my atopic dermatitis, is baby shampoo safe? Scalp is itchy... feel scared after reading 2012 baby shampoo chemical news, is baby shampoo okay?

For my atopic dermatitis, is baby shampoo safe? Scalp is itchy... feel scared after reading 2012 baby shampoo chemical news, is baby shampoo okay?

Baby shampoo is fine: Despite what you may have read about baby shampoos, it is still the recommended product for scalp atopic dermatitis. Remember avoid very hot water and keep hydrated. ...Read more

Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more