What is contact dermatitis?
It is an itching red eczematous patch that can occur anywhere on the body after exposure to substances in the environment. Contact dermatitis can occur because of an allergic reaction following exposure to items such as poison ivy, clothing dye, fragrances, various metals or cosmetics.
How do you treat contact dermatitis?
There are various treatment options and your dermatology professional at Kentucky Dermatology & Cosmetic Specialists can help you determine the right treatment choice for you. Treatment options include prescription topical steroid creams, steroid injections, and advice on avoiding substances that cause melasma. We also offered patch testing which tests for the most common substances which elicit an allergic reaction.