Contact Dermatitis

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Contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction that is caused by certain substances touching the skin. It results in a red, itchy rash that can be very uncomfortable. The rashes caused by contact dermatitis are not contagious, but they can look like severe rashes and cause people to be very self-conscious. In order to successfully treat contact dermatitis, people must identify what causes the rash and then try to avoid the offending agent. However, many times it is difficult to determine what exactly the offending agents are. That is where Dr. Jamie Weisman at Medical Dermatology Specialists comes in. Dr. Weisman is able to provide patients with a thorough evaluation and necessary allergy testing to accurately determine the agents that are causes rashes to the skin.

Contact dermatitis typically occurs on areas of the skin that have come into direct contact with an offending substance. Symptoms of contact dermatitis include a red rash or bumps, itching, dry red patches, blisters, pain or tenderness, and a rash that is limited to certain areas. It is important to have your skin evaluated and to know what causes your skin to break out into rashes because complications can occur when itching and irritation become severe. Infections can occur (both bacterial and fungal) when skin has been scratched for a prolonged period. By finding out the causes and then treating the symptoms, the skin can heal properly and then avoid being exposed in the future.

At Medical Dermatology Specialists, Dr. Weisman and her team are dedicated to helping patients find effective treatments to relieve their skin irritations. Dr. Weisman understands that the best way to successfully provide symptom relief she must first treat contact dermatitis at the source. Call our office today to schedule an appointment so that you can be on your way to finding relief.