Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is the inflammation of the skin after being in contact with allergens or irritants.

You can prevent the further spread of the rash by avoiding being in contact with the allergens or irritants that caused it. Washing your skin, wearing protective clothing or gloves, using a moisturizer or applying a barrier cream or gel, and taking care while around pets are all highly recommended.
  • Symptoms
  • Skin rash and redness

    • Recurrent

    • After exposure to soaps, cosmetics, fragrances, jewelry, or plants

    • At neck, At face, At hands

    • At abdomen, At legs not feet, At upper extremity except hand, At feet, At chest, At back


    Small pockets of fluid beneath the skin

    • At chest, At feet, On the legs, At arms, At back, At abdomen

    • At neck, At face, At hand or finger


    A burning feeling in arms

    or Pain in arms


    Itchy skin

    • After exposure to soaps, cosmetics, fragrances, jewellery, or plants

    • At abdomen, At back, At lower extremity, At chest

    • At neck, At face, At upper extremity


    Dry skin on legs or feet

    or Dry skin at neck

    or Dry skin on arms or hands

    or Dry skin at the private area

  • Risk factors
  • Eczema

    Hot, humid environments

    or Excessive sweating

  • Treatment
  • 1-Steroid creams or ointments. These topically applied creams or ointments help soothe the rash of contact dermatitis. 2-Oral medications. In severe cases, your doctor may prescribe oral corticosteroids to reduce inflammation, antihistamines to relieve itching or antibiotics to fight a bacterial infection.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Contact Dermatitis, then a visit to a dermatologist is highly recommended.

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