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I possibly have a contact dermatitis? Steroids?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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