Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Rashes in Adults Prevention

Prevention of rashes in adults includes:

  • Avoid triggers for rashes:
    • Adhesive tape
    • Cosmetics
    • Perfumes
    • Antibiotics
    • Food: shellfish, spices, preservatives
    • Household chemicals
    • Insect sprays
    • Insect stings
    • Latex
    • Metal: belt buckles, jewelry and watches
    • Plants: poison ivy, poison sumac, poison oak
    • Sunbathing
  • Wear gloves to protect the hands
  • Avoid very hot baths and showers.
  • Avoid tight clothing, belts, and ties.
  • Wear cotton clothing.

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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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