Allergic Contact Dermatitis Treatment

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EFFECTIVE ALLERGIC CONTACT DERMATITIS TREATMENT

Oasis Dermatology is committed to helping you with skin allergies through our Allergic Contact Dermatitis Treatment. All of our skincare providers have extensive training in the use of patch testing.

Here at Oasis Dermatology, we devised an effective way to combat skin allergies. Our Contact Dermatitis Treatment involves diagnosis, trigger management, medication, and therapies. With the help of a highly-skilled, board-certified dermatologist, you can finally enjoy an allergy-free life!

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Watch Your Symptoms

HOW TO FIND OUT IF YOU HAVE CONTACT DERMATITIS?

Contact dermatitis symptoms vary depending on the cause of the reaction and your sensitivity to the substance. Here are some common symptoms associated with this skin condition:

  • dry, scaly, flaky skin
  • hives
  • oozing blisters
  • skin redness
  • skin that appears darkened or leathery
  • skin that burns
  • extreme itching
  • sun sensitivity
  • swelling, especially in the eyes, face, or groin areas

KNOW THE 3 TYPES OF CONTACT DERMATITIS

Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Allergic contact dermatitis takes place when your skin develops an allergic reaction upon exposure to foreign substances. This occurrence negatively affects the body's immune system by releasing inflammatory chemicals, which lead to skin irritation.
CAUSES
  • Nickel Or Gold Jewelry
  • Poison Oak Or Poison Ivy
  • Latex Gloves
  • Perfumes Or Chemicals
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Irritant Contact Dermatitis

Irritant contact dermatitis is the most common kind of contact dermatitis. This non-allergic condition develops when a damaging chemical directly affects the outer layer of your epidermis.
CAUSES
  • Solvents
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Bleach & Detergents
  • Shampoos & Permanent Wave Solutions
  • Airborne Substances
  • Plants
  • Fertilizers & Pesticides
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Photo Contact Dermatitis

Though not as common as other types of contact dermatitis, Photo Contact Dermatitis can result in severe skin damage from exposure to certain plant chemicals and sunlight. The symptoms of this skin condition can be annoying and frightening, but they usually clear up on their own over time.
CAUSES
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Citrus Fruits (Commonly Limes)
  • Figs
  • Wild Dill
  • Wild Parsley
  • Wild Parsnips
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SKIN ALLERGY TREATMENTS FOR CONTACT DERMATITIS

Many cases of contact dermatitis will go away on their own if the substance irritating the skin is no longer in contact with it. But, if you think the symptoms are not fading on their own, there are various skin allergy treatments that our dermatologist may recommend.
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AVOIDANCE

Skin Allergy Treatment

If you can figure out what’s causing the rash, take steps to avoid or reduce it.

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ANTI-ITCH CREAMS

Skin Allergy Treatment

The use of corticosteroid creams as one of your skin allergy treatments can slow down the itching and inflammation.

ORAL STEROIDS

Skin Allergy Treatment

Prednisone, a type of steroid, can reduce rash symptoms that don’t respond to antihistamines or other treatments.

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IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE MEDICATIONS

Skin Allergy Treatment

In severe cases, where the repeated intake of oral steroids is needed.

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Things You May Want to Know

CONTACT DERMATITIS FAQS

Can I prevent contact dermatitis?

You can do that by avoiding allergens and irritants that may trigger a flare-up. Here are some tips:

  • Buy products labeled “hypoallergenic” or “unscented.”
  • Avoid wearing latex gloves if you have a latex allergy. Instead, utilize vinyl gloves.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants when hiking in the wilderness.
  • Use hypoallergenic sunscreens to protect you from sun exposure
  • If you notice an allergic reaction to a new product, stop using it immediately.

Are there complications if I will not opt to undergo treatment for contact dermatitis?

There are some possible complications if you will ignore your contact dermatitis. Common complications include the following:

Infection

Abrasions on the skin expose people with contact dermatitis to the risk of bacterial or fungal infections. Staphylococcus and streptococcus are the most common infections, which can lead to impetigo. The condition is extremely contagious, and most infections require treatment with antibiotics or antifungal medication.

Neurodermatitis

Scratching can make your skin even itchier, which can lead to chronic scratching and itching. It can result in thick, discolored, leathery skin if untreated. We recommend using corticosteroid creams, anti-itch medications, and anti-anxiety drugs to treat this condition.

Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the skin that’s usually caused by streptococcus or staphylococcus bacteria, and the symptoms include fever, redness, and pain in the affected area. Other symptoms include red streaks in the skin, chills, and aches. If you are immunocompromised, cellulitis can be life-threatening.

Diminished Quality of Life

If you have persistent, severe, or disfiguring contact dermatitis symptoms, it can affect your quality of life. For example, you may find it difficult to do your job because of constant itching. You may also feel embarrassed about the rashes, redness, and scarring.

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