Contact Dermatitis in San Diego, CA
If your skin is irritated after using a new soap or perfume, you may have contact dermatitis. With the help of dermatologist, Dr. Faryal Siddiqui, La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic is proud to offer treatments for contact dermatitis to men and women in San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, and surrounding areas of California.
What is Contact Dermatitis?
Contact dermatitis is simply an irritation of the skin that appears the skin has come in contact with a new product or material. Most cases of contact dermatitis result in moderate itching, stinging, and/or redness and resolve on their own within a few days of contact with the substance. While contact dermatitis is typically mild, many patients still come in to see Dr. Siddiqui for a topical medication that may help them stay more comfortable until their symptoms subside.
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What Causes Contact Dermatitis?
Contact dermatitis is typically one of two different reactions:
- Allergic Contact Dermatitis. This type of contact dermatitis develops on the skin after being exposed to a new product or material. This can include jewelry, latex, perfumes, and plant life.
- Irritant Contact Dermatitis. This type of contact dermatitis is more severe and typically develops after exposure to a toxic chemical. These chemicals can include detergents, bleach, drain cleaners, pepper spray, and kerosene.
If you’re unsure what the main cause of your contact dermatitis is, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation. Dr. Siddiqui and the professional medical staff at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic are happy to sit down with you and help you find the root cause of your contact dermatitis, so we can better treat it at its source.
How Do I Know if I Have Contact Dermatitis?
Contact dermatitis is typically easy to spot. Common signs of contact dermatitis include flaky skin, hives, redness, swelling, blistering, cracking skin, and extreme itching. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms and believe you may have contact dermatitis, come in and see our medical professionals at your earliest convenience.
How is Contact Dermatitis Treated?
Because everyone’s skin is different, each contact dermatitis treatment will be tailored to the patient. Your contact dermatitis treatments may include topical medication. During your private consultation, Dr. Siddiqui will develop a personalized treatment plan to help you treat your contact dermatitis and achieve the beautiful, healthy skin you deserve.
How Much Does Contact Dermatitis Treatment Cost?
The cost of your contact dermatitis treatments will vary depending on the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results. La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic accepts coverage from most insurance plans. To get a more accurate estimate of your treatment cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation.
Don’t let contact dermatitis get in the way of your happiness. To learn more about contact dermatitis treatments for men and women in San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, and surrounding areas of California, contact us at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic today to schedule a consultation.