11 doctors weighed in:
Is there a gentle way to treat contact dermatitis?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
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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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Contact Dermatitis
Finding and eliminating the cause is much preferable to trreating the symptoms.
Dermatologists can perform patch testing (if needed) to help identify the trigger.

In brief: Contact Dermatitis
Finding and eliminating the cause is much preferable to trreating the symptoms.
Dermatologists can perform patch testing (if needed) to help identify the trigger.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Define "gentle"
I'm not sure what constitutes a "gentle" treatment, but numerous topical creams, ointments, and lotions are available, as well as oral and injectable medications.
Permanent cure relies on identifying the contactant that is causing the rash, which your dermatologist can do with a technique called patch testing.

In brief: Define "gentle"
I'm not sure what constitutes a "gentle" treatment, but numerous topical creams, ointments, and lotions are available, as well as oral and injectable medications.
Permanent cure relies on identifying the contactant that is causing the rash, which your dermatologist can do with a technique called patch testing.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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