Contact Dermatitis

Allergic contact dermatitis is an itchy skin condition caused by an allergic reaction to material in contact with the skin. Contact dermatitis should be distinguished from contact urticaria, in which a rash appears within minutes of exposure and fades away within minutes to hours. Allergic contact dermatitis is also distinct from irritant contact dermatitis, in which a similar skin condition is caused by excessive contact with irritants Active dermatitis is usually treated with Emollient creams, topical steroids, topical or oral antibiotics for secondary infection, oral steroids, for severe cases, photo-chemotherapy and immunosuppressive agents in severe/resistant cases.


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