Contact Dermatitis

What is contact dermatitis?

Contact dermatitis is a group of skin disorders in which a patient has a skin reaction due to direct contact with an outside agent. Examples include poison ivy, dermatitis, and nickel dermatitis.

Why treat contact dermatitis?

Contact dermatitis can be itchy or irritated, if not treated. The best treatment involves recognition and elimination of the outside agent.

How is contact dermatitis treated at DTLA Derm?

Our board-certified dermatologists are trained to recognize patterns associated with skin irritating agents. Contact skin allergies are diagnosed by patch testing. T.R.U.E. TEST® is an easy to use patch test for the diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis. Patients undergoing patch testing will have several appointments for consultation, placement, and reading. We provide written materials for all positive results, so patients can avoid the agent that is causing their skin reaction.

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