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Wil contact dermatitis go away by itself?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Eventually, yes...

...Assuming the contactant (substance causing the dermatitis) is identified and removed.
But you could go through a lot of itching and scratching before that happens - average contact dermatitis duration is 3 weeks or so. My advice is that you seek treatment, particularly if you don't know for certain that it is a contact dermatitis.

In brief: Eventually, yes...

...Assuming the contactant (substance causing the dermatitis) is identified and removed.
But you could go through a lot of itching and scratching before that happens - average contact dermatitis duration is 3 weeks or so. My advice is that you seek treatment, particularly if you don't know for certain that it is a contact dermatitis.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Stephen Pool
Emergency Medicine

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Stephen Pool
Dr. Stephen Pool
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