Contact dermatitis is a skin condition caused by an allergic reaction to certain materials that come into contact with the skin. A common cause of rashes, contact dermatitis appears on the skin after contact with the offending material or substance has taken place. It may occur immediately after contact or may take several days to appear. Typically, contact dermatitis presents as a red, itchy rash. While not serious medically, the condition may be very uncomfortable.
Your provider at AllPhases Dermatology will tailor treatment to you. Potential treatments include:
· Taking a small skin biopsy or culture to confirm the diagnosis
· Over-the-counter creams
· Prescription corticosteroids or antihistamines