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Contact dermatitis

Also known as Contact Sensitivity, Contact Eczema, and Dermatitis Venenata

Contact dermatitis is a term for a skin reaction (dermatitis) resulting from exposure to allergens (allergic contact dermatitis) or irritants (irritant contact dermatitis). Phototoxic dermatitis occurs when the allergen or irritant is activated by sunlight.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with contact dermatitis, 88% report having skin rash, 55% report having itching of skin, and 31% report having abnormal appearing skin. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of contact dermatitis are skin rash, itching of skin, and skin dryness, peeling, scaliness, or roughness, although you may still have contact dermatitis without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with contact dermatitis often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), biopsy, other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue, excision of skin lesion, referral to home health care service, other non-or therapeutic procedures on skin and breast, other gastrointestinal diagnostic procedures and other diagnostic procedures on musculoskeletal system .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with contact dermatitis include hydrocortisone topical, triamcinolone, hydroxyzine, triamcinolone topical product, clobetasol topical, fluocinonide topical, petrolatum topical, betamethasone topical product, desonide topical, pimecrolimus topical, betamethasone-clotrimazole topical, desoximetasone topical and cortisone .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for contact dermatitis include age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years.

Age

< 1 years
2.5x
1-4 years
2.5x
5-14 years
2.0x
15-29 years
0.9x
30-44 years
0.7x
45-59 years
0.7x
60-74 years
0.7x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.3x
Hispanic
1.1x
White
0.9x
Other
1.2x
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