How can I tell if my symptoms are contact dermatitis?

Avoidance. If avoidance of the causative allergen or irritant results in clearing of the rash then it may be contact dermatitis. An allergist or dermatologist can do patch testing to identify the culprit.

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What are contact dermatitis symptoms?

Itching. Itching, itching, itching, itching; that's the hallmark symptom of contact dermatitis. Unless it's allowed to get secondarily infected, and then it hurts. Read more...
Skin Irritants. A list of the top culprits that trigger skin reactions, or contact dermatitis. Some cause symptoms like redness, itchy skin, or inflammation.Some are triggered by an individual's allergy (contact allergic dermatitis) while other chemicals affect everyone (contact irritant dermatitis). http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/dirty-dozen#1. Read more...

What symptoms of contact dermatitis are the most important?

Itching. Despite its often nasty appearance contact dermatitis rarely becomes secondarily infected. But the itching can be intense and persist for days to weeks. Your physician can help. Read more...
Severe itch. Contact dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin caused by a contact allergy, that is from something that touched the skin. A famous contact allergy is poison ivy. It only takes place in people who are allergic to the plant sap. Mango trees contain the exact same allergic material. The itch from poison ivy is unbearable and will last for two weeks unless treated by a skin doctor with cortisone. Read more...

What are the common contact dermatitis symptoms a child could have?

A few examples are.. Itchy rash over lower abdomen from nickel allergy(belt buckle), itchy rash mimicking athlete's feet (lether allergy from shoe), and classic one such as poison ivy dermatitis. Read more...

My adult kids are worried about my health now that I have contact dermatitis. What should I tell them?

Avoidance. Avoiding what caused it is the best. Iy is a sign of skin sensitization, so simple avoidance should be the solution. It is unlikely to mean much to your general health/. Read more...
Thank you. Your adult children may be concerned for many reasons. Reassure them that you are taking good care of yourself and you involve your healthcare provider in your decisions. Contact dermatitis is annoying, but manageable with creams and avoidance of offending items. If your children are worrying too much or not allowing you to make your own decisions, discuss with them how to help w/o smothering. Read more...

How can I tell if my rash is contact dermatitis?

You would need to. take a small amount of the product you think you may be allergic to and tape it on your forearm (not a lot or you could have a severe allergic reactioand if a rash appears there in the next 72 hours you are likely allergic to some component in that product. The problem is you still don't know what the actual ingredient is, that is what we have patch testing at doctors offices for . Hope that hellp. Read more...

What is the difference symptom and look wise between scabies and contact dermatitis?

Scabies. Scabies has the following:itching, especially at night rashes, especially between the fingers sores (abrasions) on the skin from scratching and digging thin, pencil-mark lines on the skin mites may be more widespread on a baby's skin, causing pimples over the trunk, or small blisters over the palms and soles. In young children, the head, neck, shoulders, palms, and soles are involved. Read more...

And I would like to tell that I do get bad contact dermatitis...and im tired of all the gels and oinments and creams...How can I get rid of it...

Treatment. treatment involves gels ointments and creams only. there is no cure. if you can find out what is it that is causing the dermatitis such as maybe a certain type of metal, then avoiding it is the best treatment. . Read more...