The first thing you should do if you suspect you have contact dermatitis is to wash your skin with soap and water – gently, but thoroughly – to remove any traces of the allergen or irritant that may still be there. If the symptoms do not resolve in a day or two, make an appointment with Dr. Myers. He can help rid you of the rash as soon as possible, as well as determine the cause of the rash. Common treatments for contact dermatitis are oral corticosteroids or antihistamine, and corticosteroid skin creams or ointments. These allergy medications will generally accelerate the healing process, relieve itching, and help you feel better, faster. Patch testing is done at Utah Valley Dermatology to identify the allergen causing the rash breakout.
If you have questions concerning Contact Dermatitis, call our office and schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Myers. At your visit, Dr. Myers will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan for your condition.