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Over The Counter Treatment For Contact Dermatitis
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
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
The rashes that appear on my face every spring have been diagnosed as contact dermatitis to pollen. Is there a treatment other than steroid creams?
What is a NATURAL treatment for allergic contact dermatitis on my eyelid? It's from old eyeliner, not using anymore. I got steroids from doc
Might have contact dermatitis at my butthole, was wondering what home treatments can I do & should I go to see a doctor about it?
HCC oint+zinc oxide: It sounds awful! try getting some otc 1% Hydrocortisone ointment and apply to the affected area twice daily. At night, apply zinc oxide paste as a protectant. When wiping after a bm, moisten the tp with cetaphil cleanser and be gentle. If it is not better in 1 week, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Itchy Contact dermatitis - shots, prednisone, Claritin, Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Allegra, and various creams not helping (getting worse). Any other treatments?
Avoid irritant: Identify the offending substances and avoid them. You may need the help of an allergist or dermatologist to determine what is contributing to the rash if it doesn't get better when you are avoiding what you think is causing the rash. Avoid overuse of over the counter creams as you can develop a secondary reaction to them and worsen rash ...Read more
My doctor says there is no "cure" for allergy contact dermatitis. I get facial rashes from pollen, and moisturizers don't work. No steroids, please.
Untrue: The cure is avoidance of the contact allergens. Have you undergone patch skin test to try to find out the cause ( I suspect one of the facial cosmetics may be causing it)? On the other hand, if you have atopic eczema, then there is no cure although the condition can be controlled. However the location of your rash is not consistent with atopic eczema. See allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more
I am 22 girl with contact dermatitis. My fingers is always dry and scalding and swelling? Is there is anything can cure me apart from corticosteroids?
Is OTC hydrocortisone 0.5 safe to use on face for contact dermatitis? Or is just moisturizing with Cetaphil enough for it to get better?
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