Eczema: Contact Allergic Dermatitis of Scalp, Skin & Face


Contact dermatitis is an itchy rash caused by direct contact with a substance or an allergic reaction to it.
The rash isn’t contagious, but it can be very uncomfortable.

Many substance can cause this reaction such as cosmetics fragrances , jewelry and plants . The rash
often show up within day of exposure.


To treat contact dermatitis successful you need to identify and avoid the cause of your reaction . If you
avoid the substances causing the reaction the rash often clears up in 2 to 4 weeks. You can try soothing
your skin with a cool. , Wet cloth and other self care steps .

Avoid the irritated or allergens. They key to this is identifying what’s causing your rash and

• Apply an anti itchy cream or ointment

• Take an anti itch drug

• Apply cool , wet compresses

• Protect your skin

• Soak in a soothing cool bath

• Protect your hand 

1. Contact Dermatitis Scalp 

It is also known as irritant or allergic dermatitis or contact eczema is caused by skin
reacting to something external that it is or has been is contact with . Contact dermatitis on the scalp is
caused by a reaction to the chemical in some shampoos , hair style or other hair grooming products.

2. Contact Dermatitis: Facts about skin rashes 

Contact dermatitis is a rash that crops up on your skin when you touch or have an reaction to a certain
substance. It’s red itchy and uncomfortable but it’s not life threatening.

The rash could be caused by an allergy or because the protective layer of you skin got damaged . Other
name for is included allergic contact dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis.


You will notice your skin may be :

• Red

• Itchy

• Dry , cracked or scaly

• Covered in bumps or blisters. Blistering is rare . If you see blister, contact your doctor

• Swollen

• Burning

• Tender

Irritant contact dermatitis tends to burn and be more painfull itchy .

When something is irritating or damaging your skin you will probably see a rash right away. With an
allergy it may be a day or two before rash show up.


Steroids creams or ointment. These are applied to the skin to help soothe the rash.
• Pills ; in severe cases your health care providers may prescribe pill you take by mouth to reduce
swelling, relive itching or fight a bacterial infection.

3. Contact dermatitis blisters

It is caused by the skin to become itchy blistered dry and cracked . Lighter skin can
become red , and darker skin can become dark brown purple or grey. This reaction usually occur within a
few hours or days of exposure to an irritant or allergen .

To reduce itching and soothe inflamed skin , try these self care approaches

• Avoid the irritant or allergens

• Apply an anti itch cream

• Take an ointment

• Protect your skin

• Protect your hands

• Soak in a soothing cool bath

4. Contacts dermatitis on face 

Lighter skin can become red , and darker skin can become dark brown purple or grey . This reaction
usually occurs within a few hour or days of exposure to an irritant or allergen. Symptoms can affect any
part of the body but most commonly the hands and face.

Apply bland petroleum jelly like Vaseline to soothe the area.

Try using anti itch treatment such as calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream.

If needed take an antihistamine drug such as diphenhydramine to cut down an itching and to reduce
your allergic response.

You can purchase these items at most drugstore or online.

Most times contact dermatitis can’t cause for concern . However you should seek medical attention if
your rash is close to your eyes or mouth cover a large area of your body or doesn’t improve with home

Your doctor prescribe a more potent steroid cream of home treatment don’t soothe your skin .
Treatment for contact dermatitis:

Home Remedies to Treat Eczema

Most cases of contact dermatitis go away on their own once the substances in no longer in contact with
the skin. Here are some tips you can try at home :

• Avoid scratching your irritated skin . Scratching can make the irritation worse or even cause the
skin infection that requires antibiotics.

• Clean you skin with mild soap and lukewarm water to remove any irritants

• Stop using any product you think might be causing the problem

• Apply bland petroleum jelly like Vaseline to soothe the area


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