What Is Contact Dermatitis?
posted: Dec. 21, 2022.
It’s likely that at some point in your life, you’ll deal with some form of eczema. Contact dermatitis occurs when something that touches your skin causes a rash. This rash can happen immediately or take time to appear but is caused directly by contact. There are different types of causes of contact dermatitis and your dermatologists at Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Diseases in Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, and Cumming, GA, can explain what they are and how the rash can be treated.
What to Know About Contact Dermatitis
Contact dermatitis has different forms that have different causes. Your dermatologists in Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, and Cumming, GA, can examine your contact dermatitis and determine what may have caused it and what kind of rash it may be.
One of the common types that you may know about is known as allergic contact dermatitis. This is when something that you’ve touched causes an allergic reaction and a rash. This could be poison ivy, nickel, certain types of makeup, jewelry, or latex gloves.
The most common type of contact dermatitis is known as irritant contact dermatitis. This happens when something irritates the skin and causes a rash or burn. This could be a diaper rash, acid burn, hands that crack due to lots of water contact, or irritated skin around the mouth from lip licking.
If you’re dealing with contact dermatitis, it’s important to talk to your dermatologist as soon as possible to get the treatment that you need to stop the irritation. This could be different lotions or creams that can moisturize the skin and help soothe your rash.
Contact Your Dermatologist Today
When you’re dealing with a rash, there’s no need to panic! Contact your dermatologists at Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Diseases in Sandy Springs, Roswell, Alpharetta, and Cumming, GA, to find out how to deal with contact dermatitis. Call (404) 252-4333 for the office in Sandy Springs, GA, (770) 751-1133 for the office in Roswell, GA, (770) 664-5225 for the office in Alpharetta, GA, and (770) 844-1902 for the office in Cumming, GA.