It is a skin rash caused by contact with some substance. The symptoms are:
1. Dry scaly, flaky skin
3. Oozing blisters
4. Skin redness
5. Skin that appears darkened or leathery
6. Skin that burns with or without sores
7. Extreme itching
8. Sun sensitivity
9. Swelling, especially in the eyes, face or groin areas
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?
Treatment for contact dermatitis depends on the cause of skin rash. In general, people with contact dermatitis, must avoid scratching the affected area and wash hands before and after contact. Anti-itch lotions or creams may be applied to soothe the irritation. Anti-histamine drugs help fight the allergen. The skin should be kept clean at all times for speedy recovery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Opting for organic and hypo-allergic products is the best way to treat this issue and prevent it from recurring again.