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I don't like to waste time or money seeing doctors. What will happen if I have contact dermatitis?
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Very itchy rash
You'll have a very itchy rash that may make you feel miserable.
It may be hard to sleep. It will last for weeks; perhaps 4-8 weeks. It won't scar & will ultimately heal. You won't die. You will have saved time & money. Otc antihistamines may relieve itching. If the rash isn't oozing you can apply Hydrocortisone cream 3-4x/day. If that doesn't work you may wish to see a doctor for stronger meds.

In brief: Very itchy rash
You'll have a very itchy rash that may make you feel miserable.
It may be hard to sleep. It will last for weeks; perhaps 4-8 weeks. It won't scar & will ultimately heal. You won't die. You will have saved time & money. Otc antihistamines may relieve itching. If the rash isn't oozing you can apply Hydrocortisone cream 3-4x/day. If that doesn't work you may wish to see a doctor for stronger meds.
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
In brief: Chronic rash.
If you have contact dermatitis this can be chronic.
If you can identify source and avoid it rash will i por e. Unfortunately there are many different chemicals that cause a contact dermatitis and allergy patch testing amy be necessary to determine cause which requires 2-3 visits in one week for application and interpretation.

In brief: Chronic rash.
If you have contact dermatitis this can be chronic.
If you can identify source and avoid it rash will i por e. Unfortunately there are many different chemicals that cause a contact dermatitis and allergy patch testing amy be necessary to determine cause which requires 2-3 visits in one week for application and interpretation.
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