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Contact dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is a type of eczema which is triggered when the skin makes contact with a particular substance. This type of skin condition can cause the skin to become dry, red and irritated.

There are two types of contact dermatitis: Irritant and Allergic contact dermatitis. These types of eczema can develop after something damages the skin. Irritant contact dermatitis can start after touching a strong irritant one time or by coming into contact with the irritating substance repeatedly. Allergic contact dermatitis happens after a person exposed to an allergy-triggering substance, such as: Nickel, Cosmetics, Poison ivy.

In many cases, contact dermatitis will improve or even clear up completely, if the substance causing the problem is successfully identified and can be avoided. However, in some cases, where skin contact with a particular substance cannot be avoided and is perhaps part of someone’s daily activities (hairdressers using water for example). Most cases of contact dermatitis go away on their own once the substance is no longer in contact with the skin. Therefore, identify substances that may be causing your skin rash is as important as a course of medical treatment.

At The London Cosmetic Clinic in Harley Street, we offer investigative patch testing as well as topical and systemic treatments for contact dermatitis, using clinically-proven methods and medications.


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Contact dermatitis Treatments

Patch Testing for Contact Dermatitis

When it is not known what substance is causing your contact dermatitis, a patch test can be carried out to identify what is causing the issue. During a patch test here at The London Cosmetic Clinic, tiny amounts of known allergens will be applied carefully, to your skin. These substances are attached, usually to your back or upper arms, using a type of non-allergenic tape. After 2 days, the patches will be removed and your skin is assessed, so we can determine what has been causing your contact dermatitis.

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Topical Treatments for Contact Dermatitis

In addition, our dermatologist may prescribe a topical corticosteroid (a cream or ointment applied directly to your skin) that can quickly reduce the inflammation in your treatment plan.

 We offer a range of topical treatments to treat your contact dermatitis, here at The London Cosmetic Clinic. Topical corticosteroids (more commonly referred to as steroid creams which are stronger than over the counter options) are typically the first-line treatment for contact dermatitis to relieve your discomfort and help clear the rash. They can help reduce itching and irritation and work very quickly.

Systemic Treatments for Contact Dermatitis

Very rarely, in case your condition is severe or other treatment plans have not worked, you may be prescribed systemic treatments by our specialists. Systemic treatments work throughout the entire body, therefore, they can be highly effective in treating inflammatory conditions. However, they all have benefits and risks with potentially side effects.

We will continually monitor your progress throughout any treatment plan, so that we can ensure that the course of treatment is suitable and effective for your individual needs and requirements.

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