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Allergic contact dermatitis

Allergic contact dermatitis: Introduction

Allergic contact dermatitis: An allergic contact dermatitis is where the body's immune system causes a skin reaction in response to direct contact with an allergen. Symptoms usually only affect the skin directly in contact with the allergen but in severe cases, symptoms may spread around the contact site or even become widespread across the body. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Allergic contact dermatitis is available below.

Symptoms of Allergic contact dermatitis

Treatments for Allergic contact dermatitis

  • There is no cure. Treatment is aimed at managing symptoms: avoiding allergen, antihistamines, mast cell stabilizers, steroids, cyclosporine, moisturizing creams, antibiotics for secondary infections, photochemotherapy, immune modulating drugs (tacrolimus, pimecrolimus) and immunotherapy
  • Identification and avoidance of cause
  • Use of protective measures such as gloves for prevention and avoidance of further exacerbations
  • Bathe in tepid water using a PH neutral soap or soap substitute. Avoid prolonged bathing
  • Soaking baths with bath oil or colloidal oatmeal
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Allergic contact dermatitis

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Allergic contact dermatitis

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Prognosis for Allergic contact dermatitis

Prognosis for Allergic contact dermatitis: Symptoms usually abate within days as long as cause of exposure is removed.

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Clinical Trials for Allergic contact dermatitis

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Definitions of Allergic contact dermatitis:

A contact dermatitis due to allergic sensitization to various substances. These substances subsequently produce inflammatory reactions in the skin of those who have acquired hypersensitivity to them as a result of prior exposure. - (Source - Diseases Database)


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