Contact Dermatitis

Dermatitis is a generic term that refers to many different types of skin rashes and skin irritation. In general, skin affected by dermatitis is itchy, red, swollen, or dry. In severe cases, the skin may develop crusty scales or oozing blisters. At the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia, our highly experienced Atlanta area staff can help patients discover the cause of their dermatitis and create a customized treatment plan.

Signs and Symptoms of Allergic Dermatitis

Allergic triggers for eczema in children and adults can include foods and environmental allergens. After a thorough exam and review of your medical history, you may be tested for these allergens via prick testing to identify triggers and develop a treatment plan.

Dermatitis Treatment at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia

There are two main types of dermatitis caused by allergic reactions: contact dermatitis and eczema. The doctors of the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia consider several factors, such as irritation severity, skin rash frequency, and allergen exposure when diagnosing dermatitis. A brief overview of the two different types of dermatitis associated with allergic reactions can be found below:

Eczema

• Looks like patches of dry, thickened, or scaly skin
• Causes itching and a skin rash
• Appears chronically or constantly

Contact Dermatitis

• Looks like a red, streaky, or patchy skin rash
• Requires exposure to an allergen, like a metal or chemical
• Causes skin to feel like it itches or burns
• Appears suddenly, after a short delay, or when exposed to sun

Our staff understands the unique differences between different dermatitis types and other allergic skin reactions. We help patients determine their allergens and develop an allergy treatment plan that fits into their lifestyle.

Treatments for eczema or contact dermatitis may include avoidance of food or environmental allergens, allergy shots, antihistamines to control itching, as well as moisturizing creams and lotions for dry skin.

Visit an Atlanta Doctor for Dermatitis and Other Allergy Symptoms

Don’t suffer from dermatitis, skin rashes, or other allergy reactions. Visit the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia for expert medical attention from our Atlanta area doctors. Call (404) 994-3574 to schedule an appointment today. We have convenient Georgia locations in Alpharetta, Villa Rica, Acworth / Kennesaw, Carrollton, Peachtree City / Fayetteville, Newnan, Smyrna/Vinings, and Douglasville.