Contact Dermatitis

Contact Dermatitis is the skinís allergic reaction to something it touches. The allergy manifests as a red, swollen, blistered, intensely itchy rash that is not only painful but can make you self-conscious as well, especially if the rash is in a place that is impossible to conceal.
The usual culprits are chemicals in everyday substances that are applied topically such as moisturizers, shaving creams, cosmetics, shampoos, soaps, perfumes, powders, deodorants, sunscreens, medications, and hair dyes. Other causes are nickel found in costume jewelry and eyeglass frames; plants like poison ivy; chromates found in cement, leather, and household cleaners; and latex in rubber products.
The rashes should clear up once the allergenic material is not in contact anymore with the skin.

List of Contact Dermatitis Treatments:

Cetaphil, etc. (Cleansing Creams)

Applying cleansing cream is an essential skin care regimen that is often disregarded.¬† Proper cleansing of the skin is very important in preventing skin irritation.¬† Cleansing creams soothe and cleanse the skin, gently lift away makeup and surface residue as well as other impurities and excess oils, leaving the skin soft, supple, and purified.¬† Continue reading…


Zyrtec etc. (Cetirizine)

Cetirizine, which is sold under the trade name, Zyrtec, is a non-sedating second generation antihistamine.¬† An antihistamine prevents sneezing, wheezing, itching of the nasal passages, and itching of the eyes caused by allergic symptoms.¬† Continue reading…


Allegra (Fexofenadine)

Allegra (Fexofenadine) is a second generation, minimally sedating antihistamine that produced fewer side effects than the first generation antihistamines (diphenhydramine and brompheniramine).¬† Continue reading…


Benadryl etc. (Diphenhydramine)

Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that has a sedative effect used in treating allergic reactions.¬† It works by blocking the effect of histamine at h1 receptor sites and reduce the muscle contractions, thus reducing the onset of allergic symptoms. Continue reading…


Adapin, Sinequan (Doxepin)

Doxepin is a tricyclic antidepressant used to treat depression and anxiety.¬† Doxepin has mood enhancement properties to fight the patient‚Äôs depression.¬† It also contains a sedative that works for those with insomnia with marked restlessness and nervousness.¬†¬† Continue reading…


Atarax, Vistaril (Hydroxyzine hydrochloride)

Hydroxyzine hydrochloride is a sedating antihistamine used mainly to relieve the symptoms of common anxiety and tension and, in combination with other medications, to treat anxiety resulting from physical illness.¬† Continue reading…


Temovate etc. (Clobetasol)

Clobetasol is prescribed for treating various skin and scalp conditions that result in itching, dryness, swelling, crusting, redness, and inflammation.¬† It can be purchased in the form of a cream or ointment for use on the skin, and in the form of lotion for application to the scalp.¬† Continue reading…


Westcort (Hydrocortisone valerate)

Hydrocortisone is a type of adrenocorticosteroid (or cortisone like medication) manufactured with a man-made form of the naturally-occurring corticosteroid cortisol, or hydrocortisone, produced by the adrenal gland.¬† Continue reading…


Protopic (Tacrolimus)

Tacrolimus, (also FK-506 or Fujimycin), is a macrolide antibiotic available in a topical ointment that is used for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema), a condition of itching, scaling, reddening, swelling, cracking, weeping, crusting, and inflammation of the skin as symptoms of an allergic reaction.¬† Continue reading…


Elidel cream (Pimecrolimus)

Pimecrolimus is a steroid-free topical medication with immunomodulating and anti-inflammatory properties used for the treatment of atopic dermatitis (eczema).¬† It is prescribed to control skin allergy symptoms such as itching, skin tingling sensation, small bumps, scaling, inflammation, or redness.¬† Continue reading…


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