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Could I have allergic contact dermatitis from my cat scratches?

Could I have allergic contact dermatitis from my cat scratches?

Yes: Cats allergy can cause both immediate and delayed reactions.Contact dermatitis is often a delayed allergic reaction and can be treated with both antihistamines and noninflammatory creams. ...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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How can your permanently treat seborrheic dermatitis?

How can your permanently treat seborrheic dermatitis?

SEBORRHEIC DERMATITI: Rx to remove scales from seborrheic dermatitis are: tar shampoo, 2 percent salicylic acid in olive oil, corticosteriod lotion, 2 percent Ketoconazole Cream or Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo used daily until dandruff is controlled, twice a week thereafter. ...Read more

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Does seborrheic dermatitis have permanent treatmnet?

Does seborrheic dermatitis have permanent treatmnet?

Define "permanent": Most cases can be controlled adequately with a good over-the-counter anti-seborrhea shampoo and Hydrocortisone cream. Stubborn cases require prescription products. But it will always come back and require re-treatment, because the yeast that causes it is a normal component of your skin. If you're looking for a one-time, permanent cure, it doesn't exist; at least not yet. ...Read more

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My 2 month old son breaks out real bad on his face all the time his dr. Said its seboric dermatitis is this permanent and what's the best home remedy?

My 2 month old son breaks out real bad on his face all the time his dr. Said its seboric dermatitis is this permanent and what's the best home remedy?

Atopic dermatitis: This is more likely to be atopic dermatitis. He needs a good, thick emollient at least two times a day to the area--try truelipids ointment or cream. It is the safest, most non-toxic option out there. Go see a dermatologist who has a lot of experience with this disease. I have many many helpful things that I teach my patients, but cannot type them all here in 400 words or less. ...Read more

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Can I get hep c or HIV from touching urine bottle don't know if any urine on it with scratches and dermatitis as glove broke?

Can I get hep c or HIV from touching urine bottle don't know if any urine on it with scratches and dermatitis as glove broke?

Hepatitis C in urine: While hepatitis c can be found in urine specimens, transmission by this route hasn't been reported. Most occurred via blood (before testing available) sharing needles, needle sticks & rarely via sex. Hcv is less transmissible than hepatitis b but more-so than hiv. That is not to say that hcv can't be transmitted via urine or saliva & that care should be used when dealing with all body fluids. ...Read more

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Would an allergic dermatitis rash on my face for 6+ mnths cause permanent skin damage? My skin has lost elasticity and is sagging. I am 25

Would an allergic dermatitis rash on my face for 6+ mnths cause permanent skin damage? My skin has lost elasticity and is sagging. I am 25

See a dermatologist: "Allergic dermatitis" is an incomplete diagnosis. You must see a skin specialist for exact diagnosis and specific treatment. Do not fool around with naive practitioners. You need a dermatologist. ...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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Is there permanent treatment for dermatitis and the scars left behind because of it? What is the cost? N which type of clinics should be considered?

Is there permanent treatment for dermatitis and the scars left behind because of it? What is the cost? N which type of clinics should be considered?

Dermatology evaluati: This type of problem needs to be evaluated by a dermatologist as different causes of dermatitis require different treatments. Unfortunately there is no simple answer. Good luck! ...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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Is acupuncture temporary or permanent solution? (for: atopic dermatitis, stress, allergies, nasal congestion)

Is acupuncture temporary or permanent solution? (for: atopic dermatitis, stress, allergies, nasal congestion)

Acupuncture: Acupuncture is a skill and some acupuncturists are truly better at their trade than others. In good hands, and coupled with chinese herbals, a patient can have really good relief from most any type of condition. The symptoms you describe, however, sound like a combination of food and environmental allergies. You may want to consider eliminating cows milk and wheat from your diet too. ...Read more

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How long will dermatitis last?

How long will dermatitis last?

DERMATITIS: It depends on the kind of dermatitis. Some are recurrent, others respond easity to treatment. ...Read more

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What increases risk for dermatitis?

What increases risk for dermatitis?

Dermatitis: A number of health conditions, allergies, genetic factors, physical and mental stressors, and irritants can cause dermatitis. ...Read more

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How will dermatitis affect the body?

The skin is: The largest organ in the body. A breach in its integrity can lead to a more invasive and serious infection, i.e., flesh eating bacteria. Cosmetic issues are not silly. ...Read more

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Can I get dermatitis more than once?

Can I get dermatitis more than once?

Yes: Dermatitis is fairly non-specific. Allergic dermatitis can be caused by exposure to an allergen such as poison ivy. Repeated exposure to the allergen will cause the rash to re-occur. ...Read more

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What increases my risk for dermatitis?

What increases my risk for dermatitis?

Not specific enough: "dermatitis" just means "inflammation of the skin". In other words, pretty much every rash is a "dermatitis". Without a more specific idea of what is going on, it is impossible to recommend treatment. Even if you are using "dermatitis" as a synonym for "eczema" (as some do), the possibilities are still too broad, since there are so many different kinds of eczema. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to treat dermatitis?

Is there a natural way to treat 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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Help please! Could cutemol hurt dermatitis?

Help please! Could cutemol hurt dermatitis?

CUTEMOL: WHAT ARE YOU USING CUTEMOL CREAM FOR?
WHAT KIND OF DERMATITIS DO YOU HAVE?
IT IS SUPPOSED TO WORK FOR DRY SKIN, BRITTLE NAILS, AND OTHER DRY CRACKED SKIN PROBLEMS OF THE HANDS ...Read more

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How do certain medications treat dermatitis?

How do certain medications treat dermatitis?

NUMMULAR DERMATITIS: Common with dry skin. Try to lubricate skin to prevent drying before applying steroid cream. Oral antibiotics may be given for inflamed lesions. For widespread and resistant cases puva rx may be helpful or oral steroid for short rx may be given. ...Read more

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Can I heal from subacute dermatitis completely?

Can I heal from subacute dermatitis completely?

Depends: It depends on the cause. Unfortunately the cause for chronic dermatitis is often unknown but most do seem to go away after a few years. ...Read more

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Will dermatitis affect men and women differently?

Will dermatitis affect men and women differently?

Usually not.: "dermatitis" just means "inflammation of the skin". In other words, pretty much every rash is a "dermatitis". Even if you are using "dermatitis" as a synonym for "eczema" (as some do), the possibilities are still too broad, since there are so many different kinds of eczema. Most kinds affect men & women the same way. ...Read more

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What is the most common thing to cause dermatitis?

What is the most common thing to cause dermatitis?

Dermatitis: Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin. The skin is usually red and itchy and may be scaly. Eczema or atopic dermatitis is probably most common, but there are many different causes, like allergic reactions, reactions to medications, infections, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, infections, and other inflammatory conditions of the skin. ...Read more

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Is dermatitis caused by doing drugs? Please advise!

Is dermatitis caused by doing drugs? Please advise!

Possibly: Consider re-asking and letting us know the specific drug you are referring to - so we can provide a more accurate answer. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dermatitis?

What is the definition or description of: dermatitis?

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

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How can you minimize the risk of developing dermatitis?

How can you minimize the risk of developing 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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Does dermatitis cause anything really bad if untreated?

Does dermatitis cause anything really bad if untreated?

Possible: Dermatitis (another name for eczema) is not inherently dangerous, but it tends to itch, which makes it miserable. Constant scratching leads to infection (impetigo), bleeding, and scarring. Since most types of dermatitis can be easily controlled by a dermatologist, it makes no sense to take those risks by leaving the condition untreated. ...Read more

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I think I have dermatitis. What are the telltale signs?

I think I have dermatitis. What are the telltale signs?

Red itchy rash: Signs and symptoms:
typically the main symptom is itchy skin that has an associated red rash.
You can also have associated blisters, thick or scaly skin, or sores from scratching ...Read more

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What are the common ingredients that cause dermatitis?

Depends on type: "dermatitis" just means "inflammation of the skin". In other words, pretty much every rash is a "dermatitis". Without a more specific idea of what is going on, it is impossible to recommend treatment. Even if you are using "dermatitis" as a synonym for "eczema" (as some do), the possibilities are still too broad, since there are so many different kinds of eczema. ...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