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Treatments for Dermatitis

Treatments for Dermatitis:

Treatment plans for a rash are individualized depending on the underlying cause, the presence of coexisting diseases, the age and medical history of the patient, and other factors. Treatment generally involves a multifaceted plan that addresses the cause, minimizes the discomfort of a rash and the desire to scratch and decreases the risk of developing complications, such as a secondary bacterial infection.

Treatment for a rash due to an allergy or such causes as contact dermatitis or eczema includes a combination of treatments that include lifestyle changes with medications and other treatments as appropriate. This includes avoiding exposure to irritants and allergens and minimizing skin dryness. Typical skin irritants and allergens include soaps, chemicals, cleaning products, weeds, and some metals, such as nickel. Skin dryness can be avoided or treated by using a perfume-free moisturizer, avoiding scratchy clothes, and using a home humidifier. Other important steps include avoiding alcohol and caffeine, using mild soaps, not over washing or scrubbing skin, and avoiding hot tubs, steam baths, saunas and chlorinated swimming pools.

Ice bags or cool wet compresses may be helpful to help relieve a rash. Therapy can also include taking an oatmeal bath and using oatmeal soap, such as Aveeno. More severe cases of a rash may be treated with a corticosteroid cream, which reduces inflammation and an antihistamine, which reduces a rash. These medications can have side effects, so they should only be taken under the direction of a licensed health care clinician.

Allergy shots may be needed for people with moderate to severe allergies. Parasitic infections, such as pubic lice, are treated with medications that contain a pesticide. Fungal infections, such as athlete's foot, are treated with medications that contain an anti-fungal medication. Antibiotics may be prescribed to treat a secondary bacterial infection cause by excessive scratching of the skin.

If a rash is caused by a severe allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis, treatment generally includes a shot of epinephrine and hospitalization and close monitoring.

Treatment of infectious disease that can cause a rash varies depending on the type of the disease. Meningitis generally requires hospitalization.

Treatment List for Dermatitis

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Dermatitis includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Alternative Treatments for Dermatitis

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Dermatitis may include:

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Drugs and Medications used to treat Dermatitis:

Note:You must always seek professional medical advice about any prescription drug, OTC drug, medication, treatment or change in treatment plans.

Some of the different medications used in the treatment of Dermatitis include:

  • Dexamethasone
  • Clobetasol
  • Clobevate
  • Clobex
  • Cormax
  • Embeline
  • Embeline E
  • Dermovate
  • Gen-Clobetasol
  • Novo-Clobetasol
  • Clocortolone
  • Cloderm
  • Lidex
  • Lidex-E
  • Fluocinonide
  • Lidemol
  • Lyderm
  • Lydonide
  • Tiamol
  • Topsyn
  • Flurandrenolide
  • Cordran
  • Cordran SP
  • Lidocaine and Hydrocortisone
  • Lida-Mantle HC
  • Bufexamac
  • Paraderm
  • Fungo Soothing Balm
  • Paraderm Plus
  • Fenugreek
  • Ichthammol
  • Egoderm Cream
  • Ichthammol Ointment
  • Eogerm Ointment
  • Saint John's Wort
  • Aveeno Anti-itch
  • Caldecort
  • Caldecort Light
  • Cortaid Intensive Therapy
  • Cortaid Maximum Strength
  • Cortaid Sensitive Skin w/aloe
  • Cortixaine
  • Cortizone-5
  • Cortizone-10
  • Cortizone-10 Plus
  • Cortizone 10 Quick Shot
  • Dermarest Dricort
  • Dermarest Eczema Medicated
  • Gynecort Anti-itch
  • Hytone
  • Ivy Soothe
  • Ivy State Dual Action Poison Ivy Exfoliant and Treatment
  • Lanacort
  • Massengill Medicated Towelettes
  • Nupercainal HC 1%Scalpicin
  • Chamomile

Unlabeled Drugs and Medications to treat Dermatitis:

Unlabelled alternative drug treatments for Dermatitis include:

  • Disulfiram - mainly used to treat dermatitis caused by nickel exposure
  • Antabuse - mainly used to treat dermatitis caused by nickel exposure

Latest treatments for Dermatitis:

The following are some of the latest treatments for Dermatitis:

Hospital statistics for Dermatitis:

These medical statistics relate to hospitals, hospitalization and Dermatitis:

  • 0.08% (10,251) of hospital episodes were for dermatitis and eczema in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 93% of hospital consultations for dermatitis and eczema required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 49% of hospital episodes for dermatitis and eczema were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital episodes for dermatitis and eczema were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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