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For how long does contact dermatitis normally last?
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Dr. Lee Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Contact dermatitis usually takes several days to improve, assuming you are no longer being exposed to the trigger. If you continue to be exposed to the cause, the rash can be ongoing.

In brief: Depends
Contact dermatitis usually takes several days to improve, assuming you are no longer being exposed to the trigger. If you continue to be exposed to the cause, the rash can be ongoing.
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 2-4 weeks
Contact dermatitis won't clear up until the allergic trigger is removed.
For example, if the cause if nickel allergy you may have to change jewelry and the front closure on your jeans. Untreated the rash resolves in 2-4 weeks. Oral Prednisone will usually clear the rash in 5-7 days.

In brief: 2-4 weeks
Contact dermatitis won't clear up until the allergic trigger is removed.
For example, if the cause if nickel allergy you may have to change jewelry and the front closure on your jeans. Untreated the rash resolves in 2-4 weeks. Oral Prednisone will usually clear the rash in 5-7 days.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. James Fox
The time it takes contact dermatitis to clear depends on the severity. Wihtout treatment 2 to 4 weeks is not unusual. Topical steroids can also be very effective treatment for this condition with minimal side effects.
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