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How would manage my contact dermatitis with creams?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: Very carefully

If you mean over-the-counter creams, don't waste your money.
Contact dermatitis nearly always requires the use of prescription-strength creams, and sometimes even they are not strong enough. In those cases, oral or injected medications are required.

In brief: Very carefully

If you mean over-the-counter creams, don't waste your money.
Contact dermatitis nearly always requires the use of prescription-strength creams, and sometimes even they are not strong enough. In those cases, oral or injected medications are required.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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