Do You Have Blotches of Skin That Are Red, Itchy, or Inflamed?
What Is Contact Dermatitis?
Contact dermatitis is a common condition that’s caused by either direct contact with an irritating substance or by an allergic reaction. The rash can appear throughout the face or body and varies in size. Contact dermatitis is not contagious or life-threatening, but many patients are bothered by the red, itchy, or sometimes painful condition.
Diagnosing contact dermatitis is done through an in-person skin exam at your dermatologist’s office. Dr. Witt will occasionally use a patch test to identify the cause of your unwanted rash.
What Treatment Options Are Available?
Once diagnosed, contact dermatitis is easily treatable. The most common treatments include:
- Topical Steroid Creams or Ointments
- Oral Prednisone
Contact dermatitis typically begins to subside within days after starting appropriate treatment. Dr. Witt will also provide you with general skin care and lifestyle suggestions for preventative care.
“I had an appointment with Laurie Fashakin a few weeks ago. I was treated very well! courteous, thorough, gentle and quick. Everything you could ever ask for in a doctors appointment. I have lived overseas for quite some time, so it was almost a shock at how nice and connected Laurie was. I will definitely come back for check ups next year. I had some skin tags removed as well as a mole-check for cancer. I was guided through each step as to what the procedure was and what she was going to do next. I highly recommend both Laurie and Derrow.”*
Take the Next Step – Request an Appointment Today!
Ready to learn more about treating your Contact Dermatitis? The first step is to come in for an in-person consultation with our expert providers at Derrow Dermatology in Maitland, FL today.
Please fill out the form on this page or call our office during normal business hours (407) 389-2020.
*Individual Results May Vary*