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Could getting a piercing cause allergic contact dermatitis?

Could getting a piercing cause allergic contact dermatitis?

Yes: One can develop contact dermatitis to the metal(s) used in the piece( ring, etc); the most common one is nickel. If one uses a topical antibacterial cream after the piercing is done to prevent infection( such as neosporin), the cream itself can cause an allergic dermatitis in some individuals. ...Read more

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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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Can allergic dermatitis to hair dye cause your hair to fall out?

Can allergic dermatitis to hair dye cause your hair to fall out?

Possibly: In addition to a scalp rash it is possible to experience hair loss with contact dermatitis to hair dye. However dying or bleaching hair can also damage hair and cause hair loss. See a doctor preferably one experienced in contact dermatitis for evaluation such as a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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What can I do for allergic dermatitis?

What can I do for allergic dermatitis?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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What is causes you to get atopic dermatitis?

What is causes you to get atopic dermatitis?

Many factors: There is no single cause for atopic dermatitis. There r some common factors that a lot of ad patients share, such as dry skin, not producing enough natural antibiotics on the skin. But there are individual factors, such as food allergy, which can play an important role in some patients. ...Read more

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How can i cure atopic dermatitis...what is the cause?

How can i cure atopic
 dermatitis...what is the cause?

Atopic dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis is a skin condition characterized by dry, wrinkled, itchy and occasionally red skin. Symptoms can be reduced with hypoallergenic cleansers and moisturizers such as Cetaphil, and fragrance/dye free detergents. Topical steroids are also helpful. This condition stems from a hypersensitivity reaction of the immune system. It is controllable, not curable. ...Read more

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So am I maybe having an allergic dermatitis reaction to eggs?

So am I maybe having an allergic dermatitis reaction to eggs?

Egg allergy: If you are experiencing massive hives, itching, swelling of eyes and/or face plus difficulty of breathing, you maybe allergy to eggs. ...Read more

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I have a son who has allergic dermatitis. I heard that colostrum works?

I have a son who has allergic dermatitis.  I heard that colostrum works?

Allergies: Colostrum and breastfeeding can help defer but not prevent the onset of symptoms of allergy until about 6 months of age. ...Read more

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What is the root cause of atopic dermatitis? Is it eczema?

What is the root cause of atopic dermatitis? Is it eczema?

Atopic dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis is also called eczema, dermatitis, or atopy. Most commonly, it may be thought of as a type of skin allergy or sensitivity. The atopic dermatitis triad includes asthma, allergies (hay fever), and eczema. There is a known hereditary component of the disease, and it is seen more in some families. The hallmarks of the disease include skin rashes and itching. ...Read more

Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more


Dermatitis (Definition)

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