Clear Lake Dermatologists Serve Patients Requiring Contact Dermatitis Treatment in Webster, League City, Friendswood and Houston, TX
Patients in Houston, League City, and the surrounding Bay Area who suffer from contact dermatitis can visit Clear Lake Dermatology to treat this condition. Our doctors are certified by the American Academy of Dermatology, so patients can feel confident they are getting the best care in the area.
Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin, and contact dermatitis is caused by an allergic reaction to substances that come in contact with the skin. Many substances can cause this condition including soaps, lotions, and perfumes. Contact with plants such as poison ivy or poison oak can also result in contact dermatitis.
Contact Dermatitis Condition
The first step in treatment involves pinpointing the cause of irritation so it can be avoided in the future. Patients may be asked to withdraw one beauty product at a time or avoid using a particular household cleaning chemical. This process continues until the exact culprit can be determined, which often takes months or weeks to accomplish.
Most cases of contact dermatitis can be treated with anti-itch cream and cold compresses. In severe cases, prescription medication may be needed to counteract swelling and inflammation. Patients are normally advised to refrain from trying new skin care products until a rash has completely healed, and the cause of the contact dermatitis has been fully established.
Many people are surprised to find their contact dermatitis was caused by a product they had used successfully for some time. Allergies can develop suddenly, so it is quite possible for someone to become afflicted with them at any time. As a result, those who develop new allergies may have to forgo using some of their previously used products to obtain relief.