Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Chronic Dermatitis Treatment

Treatment of dermatitis depends on the underlying cause. Treatment for dermatitis focuses on avoiding substances that trigger symptoms. When the rash is present, treatment includes gentle skin cleansing, oral antihistamines, and topical or oral corticosteroid medications.

Treatment of dermatitis may include:


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Chronic Dermatitis Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of dermatitis.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Chronic Dermatitis Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat dermatitis:

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Last Updated: Jun 10, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Chronic Dermatitis References
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