Conditions & Treatments
Here are some tips from the Emory Contact Dermatitis Division that you can use to minimize discomfort until the causes for your outbreak have been determined:
- Avoid any suspected products or materials that may be causing the outbreak until a determination can be made.
- Do not scratch the itch!
- Take cool baths instead of hot showers, (heat exacerbates the itchiness), and take fewer baths than you normally take.
- Do not use soap or other detergents, which could be irritants.
- Do not use antiseptics or any products except what your doctor recommends. You may be given a corticosteroid cream by your physician, but only apply as much or little as you have been instructed.
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