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Judith M. Andreano, MD
Laleh A. Bedocs, DO
Paul M. Bedocs, DO
Michelle E. Bodie, PA-C
Nathaniel C. Cevasco, MD
Suzanne M. Dade, CNP
Jennifer W. Gould, MD
Justin G. Hastings, MD
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Madison Moore, PA-C
Renee A. Ott, CNP
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Conditions Acne
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Contact Dermatitis

An itchy, swollen rash caused by direct contact with a substance or an allergic reaction to the substance.

What is it?

There are two primary types of contact dermatitis. The first is irritant dermatitis, triggered by the skin's reaction to harsh substances such as soaps, detergents, and cleaning agents. Opting for gentle cleansers can help prevent irritant dermatitis.

The second type is allergic contact dermatitis, which occurs when the skin encounters allergens, resulting in an allergic reaction. Allergens can include adhesives, topical antibiotics, dyes from clothing or hair products, nail polish, and certain plants like poison ivy or sumac. Identifying the precise cause of allergic contact dermatitis can be challenging due to the delayed onset of symptoms.

While anyone can develop contact dermatitis, individuals with pre-existing skin conditions such as eczema are at a higher risk. Symptoms vary depending on the type and cause of dermatitis and often improve once the allergen or irritant is removed. However, persistent rashes may require professional evaluation by our team of board-certified dermatologists to determine the underlying cause and establish an appropriate treatment plan.

How is it treated?

Identifying the source of skin irritation or swelling is essential for effective management. To alleviate swelling and discomfort, consider applying a cool, damp cloth to the affected area. If the rash persists, don't hesitate to reach out to schedule an appointment at our Avon, Sandusky, Broadview Heights, Medina, Port Clinton, or Strongsville, Ohio offices. Our Dermatology Partners team offers various in-office treatment options, including topical corticosteroid creams or, in severe cases, corticosteroid oral medications, to address your specific needs.

We would love to get started on a solution that perfectly fits your needs.