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An inflammatory skin condition caused by direct contact between the skin and either an irritating substance or an allergen.
Symptoms of Contact Dermatitis
The following features are indicative of Contact Dermatitis:
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Common Causes of Contact Dermatitis
The following are the most common causes of Contact Dermatitis:
Risk Factors for Contact Dermatitis
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Contact Dermatitis:
Prevention of Contact Dermatitis
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Contact Dermatitis. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
wash skin properly
wear protective clothes
apply a barrier cream
Occurrence of Contact Dermatitis
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Contact Dermatitis cases seen each year worldwide:
Very common > 10 Million cases
Common Age Group
Contact Dermatitis can occur at any age.
Contact Dermatitis can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Contact Dermatitis
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Contact Dermatitis:
Patch test: To identify the responsible agent causing the disease
Doctor for Diagnosis of Contact Dermatitis
Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Contact Dermatitis:
Complications of Contact Dermatitis if untreated
Yes, Contact Dermatitis causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Contact Dermatitis is left untreated:
bacterial skin infections
Self-care for Contact Dermatitis
The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Contact Dermatitis:
Apply an anti-itch cream to the affected area: To relieve itching
Avoid scratching: To avoid further irritation
Avoid the irritant: Protects from skin dermatitis
Wash the affected area with a lot of water: To get rid of irritants
Use moisturizer: To keep the skin moist and to protect the skin from becoming inflamed again
Time for Treatment of Contact Dermatitis
While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Contact Dermatitis to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
In 1 - 4 weeks
Last updated date
This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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