Contact Dermatitis (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
When Should Someone Seek Medical Care for Contact Dermatitis?
If your rash does not improve or continues to spread after a couple of days of self-care, call your health care provider.
If the itching is severe and you cannot see your health care provider that day, go to an urgent care center.
How Do Health Care Professionals Diagnose Contact Dermatitis?
Medical professionals usually diagnose contact dermatitis from your symptoms and physical examination. Blood tests and X-rays are not helpful. The evaluation of allergic contact dermatitis may require the application of chemicals to the skin for 48-72 hours (patch testing) using special occlusive dressings in an effort to reproduce the eruption.
What Are Treatment Options for Contact Dermatitis?
Patient Comments Read 2 Comments
In most cases, contact dermatitis does not require professional medical treatment.
Are There Home Remedies for Contact Dermatitis?
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/30/2017
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
Must Read Articles Related to Contact Dermatitis
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Contact Dermatitis:
Contact Dermatitis - Symptoms
What are the symptoms of your contact dermatitis?
Contact Dermatitis - Treatment
What treatment was effective for your contact dermatitis?
Contact Dermatitis - Experience
Please describe your experience with contact dermatitis.