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Contact Dermatitis in Monroe, LA

Your skin may react to a substance that you touch with a rash, and this may be a sign of contact dermatitis. The condition can range from mild to severe with sores. Dr. Janine Hopkins, M.D., F.A.A.D., board-certified dermatologist, offers contact dermatitis treatments for men and women in Monroe, Shreveport, the Ark-La-Miss and the surrounding areas of Northeast Louisiana.

What is Contact Dermatitis?

Contact dermatitis develops when your skin comes into contact with a substance that causes a rash. Common causes of contact dermatitis are:

  • Poison oak or ivy
  • Shampoos and soaps that irritate your skin
  • Environmental irritants
  • Skin care products

What Are the Benefits of Contact Dermatitis Treatment?

Mild cases of contact dermatitis typically resolve without treatment. Moderate to severe cases of the condition can cause sores, itching, rashes, and scaling of the skin. Treatment for contact dermatitis alleviates your symptoms and shortens the time to heal.

How Do I Know If I Have Contact Dermatitis?

The skin that is affected by contact dermatitis may have one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Scaling
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Sores that may ooze

These symptoms may last up to four weeks.

What Should I Expect from Contact Dermatitis Treatment?

If you believe that you have contact dermatitis, we recommend that you be evaluated by Dr. Hopkins. She will ask about any substances that you believe may have caused the rash. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Taking steps to avoid the substance that caused the condition
  • Medications
  • Skin care products

Dr. Hopkins monitors your progress, and she may recommend adjusting your treatment based upon her findings.

How Much Does Contact Dermatitis Treatment Cost in Monroe, LA?

The cost of your contact dermatitis treatment is based upon a personalized plan, so we can discuss pricing at the time of your appointment.

Be Healthy, Be Beautiful. Contact Hopkins Dermatology Today.

Contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction to something that touched your skin, such as personal hygiene products, plants, and irritants that are around you. Dr. Janine Hopkins, M.D., F.A.A.D., board-certified dermatologist, offers contact dermatitis treatments for men and women in Monroe, Shreveport, the Ark-La-Miss and the surrounding areas of Northeast Louisiana. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.