Irritant Contact Dermatitis Treatment

 

The main goal is to identify and remove the cause.

 

Oral antihistamines, such as Benadryl, are used to treat severe allergic itching associated with eczema, and oral corticosteroids, such as prednisone, may be prescribed to treat acute eczema outbreaks.

 

Topical corticosteroids may be used to relieve skin inflammation and itching in the short term, however for long-term topical inflammation and itch relief, non-steroid immunosuppressant creams like Elidel or Protopic may be recommended.

 

Minimizing exposure to soaps and detergents, using gentle, soothing skin care products and keeping skin moisturized may also be an important part of treating your eczema.

 

Many patients with a diagnosis of Atopic Dermatitis are allergic to chemicals such as fragrances, preservatives, and dyes.  We offer skin allergy testing (Patch testing) to determine if an allergy is the cause of your symptoms.  Note that this is a different type of testing from scratch testing done by an allergist (which checks for respiratory allergies).

Would you like to learn more about Contact Dermatitis Treatment?  Call us to schedule a consultation at Clovis Dermatology.

Find the cause of your rash

Symptoms include dry skin and itching

We can help treat your reactions

Clovis Dermatology

275 W. Herndon Ave.
Clovis, CA 93612
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559-298-7220
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Located in Clovis
We are on the northwest corner of Herndon and Villa, next to the Peachwood Urgent Care
2 blocks west of the 168 freeway