Allergic contact dermatitis is poison oak or something else?

Yes and no. Poison oak allergic reactions is a form of allergic contact dermatitis. But there are hundreds of chemicals and substances which can cause allergic contact dermatitis. The most common are nickel, latex, adhesives in bandaids, neomycin in antibiotic creams and many more.

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Contact dermatitis, poison oak, how to make it go away quickly?

Poison oak rash. It is one of the most common forms of contact dermatitis. Treatment of itching includes sarna anti itch lotion, cool compresses and oral antihistamines. For cool compresses one can put a cap full of listerine in the water. Menthol and alcohol in listerine have a cooling effect and help itching. Ultimately oral and topical corticosteroides are most effective. Read more...
Steoids. If otc topical preparations aren't doing the trick for you, and/or the rash is widespread, oral steroids are the way to go. Read more...

What eyeshadow can I use with allergic contact dermatitis on my lids?

Find the cause. It is best to be tested. A "patch test" with multiple chemicals in cosmetics. Then avoid the ones with the one you are sensitive an allergist or a dermatologist can test you. Remove all chemicals from around eyes, hands and finger nails. Wait till the rash resolves. Use one eye shadow and then wait 3 days. If no rash develops then you know that one is safe. Remember this is a delayed reaction. Read more...

Has anybody here ever had allergic contact dermatitis from leather?

Yes. The chemicals used in tanning the leather can cause contact dermatitis. Leather sandals rubbing on sweaty bare skin commonly does it. Cheaper sandals are more common culprits. Read more...

Can you get allergic contact dermatitis of the vulva?

Yes. You can get allergic contact dermatitis of any part of the body; the vulva is not exempt. Common contactants affecting that area include perfumes, cleansers, lubricants, spermicidal gels, and vinyl (which many condoms are made out of). Read more...
Yes. Contact dermatitis is very common. Soaps, detergents, fabric softeners, panty liners, etc. All can cause irritation. Many patients think they have a yeast infection when in fact they are allergic to one of the above items. As a side note, alway brand products seem to have a higher incident of contact allergy. Read more...