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Contact Dermatitis (cont.)

Contact Dermatitis Medications

  • Corticosteroids, either oral or topical depending on the severity of the reaction.
    • A corticosteroid medication similar to hydrocortisone may be prescribed to combat inflammation in a localized area. This medication may be applied to your skin as a cream or ointment.
    • If the reaction covers a relatively large portion of the skin or is severe, a corticosteroid that is taken as pills or as an injection may be prescribed.
  • Antihistamines: Prescription antihistamines may be given if nonprescription strengths are not adequate.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/15/2014

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