What is Contact Dermatitis?

Contact Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin. It manifests as a rash or irritation found in one area of the skin that has come in contact with a foreign substance, such as, detergents, cosmetics, certain metals, and certain plants. Contact dermatitis has two variants- irritant and allergic. The treatment will vary based on the variant of contact dermatitis.

Will Contact Dermatitis cause my resident discomfort?

Contact Dermatitis can be very uncomfortable for your resident(s). The rash can be itchy, numb, or have an uncomfortable sensation.

Can my resident receive on-site treatment for Contact Dermatitis?

Treatment for Contact Dermatitis may vary based on the type of foreign substance that has come in contact with the skin and which area of the skin is affected. However, most contact dermatitis treatments can be done on-site.

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