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How do I know if I have contact dermatitis & how is it be treated?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Maged Zaky
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Contact dermatitis
Itchy scally lesion usually provoked by contact with culprit causing factor, if every time you have conatct with metals like gold , chemicals, gloves, rubber, cosmotics , cloth etc.
..Then that is the type. Best rx is to avoid causative material and moderate or potent steroid cream , prescribed by physician

In brief: Contact dermatitis
Itchy scally lesion usually provoked by contact with culprit causing factor, if every time you have conatct with metals like gold , chemicals, gloves, rubber, cosmotics , cloth etc.
..Then that is the type. Best rx is to avoid causative material and moderate or potent steroid cream , prescribed by physician
Dr. Maged Zaky
Dr. Maged Zaky
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
4 doctors agree
In brief: See a Dermatologist
There are 2 types of contact dermatitis: allergic & irritant.
In allergic contact dermatitis your skin has become sensitized to an allergen.This can be one or more of common substances such as plant sap, metals, cleaning solutions, cosmetic additives (perfumes, preservatives), textiles, dyes, industrial chemicals, and latex rubber additives. Patch testing can help identify the allergen to avoid.

In brief: See a Dermatologist
There are 2 types of contact dermatitis: allergic & irritant.
In allergic contact dermatitis your skin has become sensitized to an allergen.This can be one or more of common substances such as plant sap, metals, cleaning solutions, cosmetic additives (perfumes, preservatives), textiles, dyes, industrial chemicals, and latex rubber additives. Patch testing can help identify the allergen to avoid.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: See a Dermatologist
There are 2 type of contact dermatitis: allergic and irritant.
Irritant contact dermatitis results from coming in contact with a substance that directly damages and irritates your skin. Unlike allergic contact dermatitis there is no sensitization necessary, and the dermatitis occurs from first exposure. Both types of contact dermatitis appear visually similar. Treatment is to avoid the substance.

In brief: See a Dermatologist
There are 2 type of contact dermatitis: allergic and irritant.
Irritant contact dermatitis results from coming in contact with a substance that directly damages and irritates your skin. Unlike allergic contact dermatitis there is no sensitization necessary, and the dermatitis occurs from first exposure. Both types of contact dermatitis appear visually similar. Treatment is to avoid the substance.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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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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