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Should I talk to my doctor about my contact dermatitis symptoms?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
You should consider talking to your doctor about contact dermatitis if your symptoms are severe or if treatments you try at home fail to help. If your symptoms are mild, they may not need treatment. Or you may be able to reduce itching and other symptoms with over-the-counter and homemade therapies. If you have developed sores from contact dermatitis, talk to a doctor. 

If your rashes are persistent or painful, see your doctor. Your doctor may ask you questions or do a patch test to determine the substance to which you are reacting. Then you can try to avoid the substance and prevent further rashes. Also see your doctor if the rash appears to be infected; you may need further treatment.

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