Contact Dermatitis is characterized by red and tender skin due to touching something. Contact dermatitis is caused by an allergy. Contact dermatitis is caused due to contact with plants, cosmetic products, citrus fruits or medications. Symptoms are:
• Dry scaly skin
• Oozing or dry blisters
• Skin redness
• Extreme itching
• Sensitivity to the sun
• Burning sensation
HOW IS CONTACT DERMATITIS DIAGNOSED?
Dermatologists may perform a physical examination of the affected area and evaluate symptoms. A patch test may be performed to determine the cause of allergy.
HOW IS CONTACT DERMATITIS TREATED?
The dermatologist will advise and suggest self-care tips to manage the skin rash by washing and cleaning the area thoroughly and applying wet dressings to soothe the skin. Ointments and moisturizers will be helpful in speedy recovery.
DID YOU KNOW?
A few materials that may irritate the skin include:
• Hair dyes
• Long-term exposure to wet diapers
• Pesticides or weed killers
• Rubber gloves