Contact Dermatitis, Eczema

Contact Dermatitis, Eczema

It is defined as the allergic reaction which is caused by direct contact with certain things or substances. It is common condition which is not serious but might be uncomfortable situation.


Signs and symptoms include:Anaphylaxis,redness, itching, utricaria

  • Blisters
  • Skin bumps
  • Red rash
  • Itching from mild to severe
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness

It is cause by some certain things or substances which causes allergic reaction by direct contacting them, common substance which cause reactions include:

  • Shampoo
  • Plants
  • Solvents
  • Alcohol
  • Pesticides
  • Sawdust
  • Bleach
  • Detergent

Your doctor diagnosis this condition by taking history and by seeing the affected skin and examine the skin for tenderness. He might recommend a patch test for certain substance to check the allergic reaction after applying them and rule out the cause of allergy.


Mild cases do not required treatment they heal on its own but some severe cases required medications which include:

  • Oral medications to reduce the inflammation like corticosteroids
  • Anti-histamine to reduce the itching
  • Steroid ointments for topical use
Lifestyle and Home Remedies
  • Apply anti-itch lotion
  • Avoid allergen
  • Take anti-histamine to reduce itching
  • Cold compressor at affect skin
  • Do not scratched the affected skin
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