Contact Dermatitis


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Comment from: Margueritee, 55-64 Female Published: December 24

On my eyelids and at the corners of my eyes I will have swollen areas that are very tender to the touch and very red. I thought it might be eye makeup. Since I refuse to omit eye makeup, I tried making sure that my face is well covered when I use hair spray and that has helped. I am also trying different eye liners and mascara.

Comment from: Tess Miss Blessed, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: March 12

I had contact dermatitis and my symptoms were swelling around my eyes, which was worse in the morning. I had red, itchy, irritated skin and my face felt like it was burning.

Comment from: personallitycrisis2, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 13

I was raking leaves in my backyard about two weeks ago and in about one day my feet broke out and started bleeding because of the insatiable itch. The day after that, I had a rash on both arms and shoulders; underneath my armpits and on my upper chest. I went to ER and they gave me a steroid pack and antibiotics. It almost cleared up but when I ran out of medicine it has returned with a vengeance. This is where I am at now. Had my doctor order me another steroid pack and have just started. Will let you know how I made out.

Comment from: Irish_Janet, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 29

If I use the nicotine patches, I break out in small blisters in the shape of the patch, which means I cannot use them or any medication that uses the transdermal delivery system.

Comment from: jw, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: April 06

My condition has followed me since I was 7 and now I am 23 years old. I had all the patch testing and was told to avoid almost everything with oil or that smells good, even metal. Nothing helps. The skin seems to get thicker over the years and has spread from my checks all over my face and chest and head. I shave my hair so I can scrub the skin. The skin mutates overnight as a thick scab. What a night mare. I don’t date due to the redness of my skin.

Comment from: Kristie, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: June 17

I believe I have irritant contact dermatitis. I already have eczema and tinea versicolor. I recently started working for my mom who runs a cleaning service while I'm in college and my neck which already is the worst part on my body with patches of discolored skin from tinea versicolor well all over my neck the front sides and back also spread to my chest and back broke out with a very red rash which is inflamed and really burns its quite painful.

Comment from: Jack, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: March 07

I broke out in a rash on my left leg three weeks ago, and now it has spread to my right leg and both arms. Its looks very red and itches like fire. I went to see a doctor, and was given a shot to relieve the itching. It has helped some, but the rash remains.

Comment from: 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: February 22

My contact dermatitis symptoms include hives and bumps all over under side of arms, extremely itchy and burning. The burning feeling is on my forehead and inner buttocks. Bumps are also on roof of mouth.


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