Contact dermatitis

What is Contact dermatitis?

Contact dermatitis is inflammation of the skin that occurs when you come into contact with a particular substance. Contact dermatitis is a type of eczema (allergic inflammation of the skin) that can cause red, itchy and scaly skin, and sometimes burning and stinging. It leads to your skin becoming blistered, dry and cracked. It can affect any part of the body but most commonly affects the hands.

Questions and answers on "Contact dermatitis"

i touched a patient who is suffering with psoriasis vulgaris. Next day, i got mild itching and exfoliation of skin on my fingers. i want to whether psoriasis is communicable. My dermatologist has said to me that i am suffering from contact dermatitis and he prescribed me initially propyzole cream and levocetrizine . i have no relief with symptoms. once again, i consulted him and he changed the drug to HH Salic 6 ointment and oral flucanozole and levocetrizine. i am suffering from diabetes for the past 6 years and i am in good control with oral medications.

doctor1 MD

Hello

Psoriasis is not communicable. Doctor is treating you for a fungal infection as well as for contact dermatitis. That's the rain he had given fluconazole and propyzole cream.

I would recommend that you continue with HH Salic 6 ointment.

If the diagnosis is contact dermatitis that will be...

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I have a problem with body odor even though I wash with pine tar and contact dermatitis. Recently I realized that the body power that I was using was causing my dematitis but now my breast smell like funky underarms. What is wrong and what should I be doing

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Probably you have malodorous body odour which is called BROMHIDROSIS .This is because of the interaction of sweat (esp axillary) to the micro flora (micro organisms ) present in the axilla or other body parts.This interaction causes chemical changes which results in malodor . In some instances...

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I woke up yesterday morning with a red rash on the outside of one nostril. As the day progressed it spread to the other side and almost covered my nose with bumps that are itchy. I also had sore glands on the outside of my neck, both sides and under my chin. The bumps look a bit like tiny blisters but nothing has oozed out of them. Today the glands on one side and under my chin aren't sore anymore and the gland on the other side of my neck is better. My nose is definitely drying up but I'm seeing a faint red flush down both sides of my cheeks down from my nose and when I press on my cheeks I feel sore spots that are new. The only thing that is different for me is that I got a pneumonia shot one week ago. I don't have a sore throat, fever, aches, any other symptoms.

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX,
Thanks for writing up.
The condition you are suffering from can be insect bite ,contact dermatitis, impetigo etc.
Also I would like to know-
Since when you have this?
Is there pain in the lesions?
Is there any discharge fron the lesions?

Can you upload photos of the affected area?...

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red dots on skin forming the shape of a square

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Welcome to HCM.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.

Based on the picture i think it might be contact dermatitis or insect bite.

It will better if you can recall, have you come...

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Exposure to poison oak often causes lesions on the skin known as contact dermatitis. What is the mechanism of formation of these lesions? What are some of the more effective treatments for this type of skin lesion? Do you think that subsequent exposure to poison oak after successful treatment will increase or decrease the likelihood of symptoms? Why? (6 pts)

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Thanks for contacting HCM

1. Your first question is what is the mechanism of action that causes the blisters and dermatitis to the skin after exposure to Poison Ivy/oak. There is an oil that is on the leaves of Poison Ivy/oak and they cause the body to react with severe inflammatory response and...

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Hi my daughter had a severe contact dermatitis on her face that caused extreme swelling and open wounds that were oozing about a month ago. She visited a dermatologist and she said she needs to wear sunscreen daily and wear a hat at all times for the next 3 months. She also recommends Cere Ve cream to moisturize due to the flaking skin. This past weekend she was in the sun abit with sunscreen on for a soccer tournament which the dr said it would be ok to have short intervals in the sun without her hat. She has been using the cream and sunscreen and finds her skin has become rashed again and burns when she uses them. Just wondering if the original reaction could have been to Glycerin since all the product have it in it?

doctor1 MD

Hi.
As per your case history of allergic dermatitis.
My treatment advice is -
1. Glycerine is the least likely chemical to cause allergy.
2. Apply a mild antibiotic plus steroid cream like fusiderm-b cream twice daily on affected skin.
3. Take an antihistamine medication like levocetrizine twice...

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Belly button skin is splitting and is red

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for your query.

Contact dermatitis or bacterial infections can be the cause. Symptoms of contact dermatitis will often disappear on their own, but symptoms can be relieved with an over-the-counter antihistamine. Contact dermatitis can also be treated with topical...

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Hi,

Recently I have had a recurring itch on my foreskin. It eventually turns a darker colour and becomes a scab. This is the third time it has happened and after the scab peels off I am back to normal. Could it be some sort of contact dermititis? Or some allergic reaction to the material my underwear is made of?
I am 22 years old, 172cm, 65 kg and have not been sexually active very recently.

Thanks,
XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Hi

The recurring rash could be as a result of (1) contact dermatitis as you mentioned. Contact dermatitis is skin reaction after exposure to allergens. The allergens involved may be the soap used, detergent, any creams or ointments or the material.
This type of rash may be red, streaky or patchy,...

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My daughter is 4 years old. She has 4 or 5 small hard little bumps on her legs, looks like a bug bite but the middle is a hard little bump. They almost look like they have a head on them (the bumps). Today we noticed that around the hard tiny bumps it is bruised looking. She is not complaining of any pain or itching but it looks so strange, never saw anything like that before and my husband is concerned.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Welcome to HCM.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Based on the information and the picture it either appears an insect bit or the contact dermatitis.
Contact dermatitis is...

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Recent questions on  Contact dermatitis

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Rash has appeared on both legs. Over the course of one month, there are time the rash appears to be getting and then there are time it appear to get worse. The affected area itches and is relieved by applying either benadryl or calamine lotion, but does not eliminate the itching or rash.

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I have a rash on my right forearm that itches terribly. There are also spots that are bright red where the skin has come off. I have tried creams for itching and even an antibiotic cream but nothing seems to work. I can also feel the rash underneath the skin but cannot see it all.

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6yr male grandson with bright red light rash on cheeks (face) who h spread to forearms after scratching face and then arms. I felt it was contact dermatitis school nurse feels it is a communicable rash. What should I look for to determine if I need to seek medical help?

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My query is to a dermatologist. My Name is Mrs. Nair, age- 38 years, female. My problem is listed below:

In 2006 April I started having hyper pigmentation on my face, neck and upper back. I consulted a specialist at Manipal Hospital, Bangalore and underwent blood test. As per the blood test my IGE (immunoglobin E) was 460, high above normal. Therefore, I underwent a patch test and the result of the patch test said I was allergic to PPD and some parabens. So my problem was diagnosed as hyper pigmentation due to contact dermatitis. I had used hair colour since February 2006 and as per this result I completely stopped using the same. I underwent chemical peeling, micro dermabrasion and laser treatment subsequently. My facial skin improved a bit, but not much. I had to shift to Egypt on official assignment and here again I consulted two dermatologists. They suggested a skin biopsy for Macular Amyloidosis and a biopsy was done. As per the biopsy report "bundles of collegen found in the dermis and slightly reactive to congo red staining. diagnosis: Amyloidosis."I do not have any itching on the skin except sometimes which i take as due to dryness. Can you please confirm what is my condition? Is there any treatment for this? I would really be grateful for your reply as I cannot consult a doctor from India face to face now as I am still in Egypt.

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Hi For the past week or so my fingers, in between my thumb it’s red and my next finger it’s red on the side and my middle finger its red on the side of it is red and itchy and has a few tiny cuts on one finger. I don’t know how I got this? If it’s...

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