I possibly have a contact dermatitis? Steroids?

First of all... ..."possibly" suggests that you don't know for sure that it's a contact dermatitis. You need a firm diagnosis before starting treatment. Then you should find out (if you don't already know) what allergen is causing the contact dermatitis. A dermatologist can do that with something called patch testing. Indiscriminate application of steroids, without a firm diagnosis, is not a good thing.

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A dermatologist yesterday diagnosed me with severe contact dermatitis on my lips. I got a low dose steroid shot. How long til I see peak effect?

A day or 2. Steroid usually starts to work in about 6 wks but it may take 2-3 days to provide optimal benefits. If you have a contact allergy, avoidance of the allergen is the key. Most of the time , topical steroid will work for this condition without the potential side effects. Read more...

I put steroid cream on my contact dermatitis about 3 hours ago and used peroxide since it started oozing pus. Is it safe to put a band aid on it?

Dermatitis. peroxide will only add insult to injury to a contact dermatitis. if you think it is infected you should see a doctor, it is normal for inflamed skin to ooze clear liquid. you should apply the topical steroid and you can cover it as long as you are not allergic to band aids or glue. Read more...

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

You can... You can try moisturizing cream or baby oil.Organic coconut oil which can help with inflammation as well. Make sure this is applied on the eyelid and protect your eyes from external creams. 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...