Contact Dermatitis : What is it & treatments


Inflammation of the skin caused by contact with substances resulting in rashes, dry skin and itching.


Symptoms would be red rashes, dry skin, itching, blisters.


Allergic reaction or irritant reaction causes skin inflammation.


Diagnosis involves physical examination and other tests to identify the allergic substance.

Common treatment options

How is this diagnosed?


  • Treatable by a medical professional
  • Diagnosed by medical professional
  • Rarely requires lab test or imaging
  • Can last several days or weeks
  • Family history may increase likelihood


Topical steroids: Reduces inflammation.

Hydrocortisone . Clobetasol

Antihistamine: To reduce allergic response.


Questions to ask your doctor

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For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice. Source: Focus Medica.

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