How will contact dermatitis affect the body?

Only 0n area. Any areas of the body that are touched by the substance you are sensitive with start getting red an itchy 12-24 hours after contact. Each spot has it's own timeline. They will continue to get worse sometimes blistering and oozing by 48 hours. Without treatment will gradually resolve in 7 -10 days.
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.

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Could you get contact dermatitis in only one spot of the body?

Topical reaction. Yes. Usually its oil contact to a region of the body and you have a reaction too. Read more...

Took penicillin for 5 days; now have "contact dermatitis"; what can we do now for the hives all over the body?

Not contact. This is not a contact reaction but a systemic reaction to penicillin if the rash is flat. If it is raised , then they are hives. You will likely get over it in a week or so. In the meanwhile try some antihistamine 3 to 4 times a day. If the itching is unbearable , check with your doctor who may prescribe a short course of Prednisone for you. Read more...

Doc perscribed triamcinolone cream 0.1% for up to one Month. Contact dermatitis all over body. Is it safe to use that much for that long?

Possibly safe but... If you need to cover the entire body with this cream, you may as well be put on oral prednisone. You should consult a dermatologist however to find out what is causing the problem since this may cause systemic effects , just like systemic cortisone, when used for long. Avoid using it on the face whenever possible. Read more...

My doctor prescribed me triamcinolone cream for severe case of contact dermatitis. He said use all over body except face. Is this safe?

Sounds appropriate. Typically, triamcinolone cream is safe to use on all parts of the body, other than the face, under the arms and the genital region. You may use it up to twice daily, and i would not use more than 2 weeks continuously without discussing with your doctor. Read more...

Diagnosed with contact dermatitis, prescribed prednisone. My body is red & warm to touch. The back of my knees have turned dark. Is this normal?

No. High dose of prednisone may causing flushing but I don't understand why the back of your knees have turned dark unless there is a staph infection which people with AD are more prone to get. If you had scratched and bruised the area, then darkening can be expected. Read more...

I have 3 different types of rashes on my body. Diagnosed with contact dermatitis on hands but now patches on shins and little "bites" on elbows/arms?

Contact dermatitis? Good morning, it is possible that you had contact with the same contact allergens in other areas of body, based on the chance of having exposed to the same allergen. It is also possible that you do have an tendency to develop a generalized dermatitis which is called atopic dermatitis. Certain conditions such as psoriasis can sometimes be confused with other dermatoses. See your doctor, please. Read more...