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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Family Medicine)

Dr.Patel serves as Center Medical Director and a Primary Care Physician at Oak Street Health in Arizona. She graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine prior to working in clinical research focused on preventive medicine at the University of Illinois and the University of Nevada. Dr. Patel earned her MSc in Global Health from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. She went on to complete her Family Medicine residency in Chicago at Norwegian American Hospital before completing a fellowship in Leadership in Value-based Care in conjunction with the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, where she earned her MBA. Dr. Patel’s interests include health tech and teaching medical students and she currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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  • The skin is itchy and has scratches

  • Itch is mild

  • Itching

  • Scratching the skin

  • Nighttime itch is worse

  • Persistent, mild itch

  • Itch

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What is Contact Dermatitis?

Rashes that occur due to direct contact with a substance, or an allergic reaction to it. Examples include reactions to jewelry or watches, or to plants like poison ivy.

Typical Symptoms of Contact Dermatitis

  • Skin Itching

  • Skin itching that worsens at night

  • Redness or bumps on the skin, that occur or worsen with cosmetics

  • Red, bumpy rashes after contact with rubber gloves or diapers

  • Skin abnormality

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Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Contact Dermatitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Is your skin itchy?

  • Does your skin itch at night?

  • Do your rashes worsen after applying cosmetics?

  • Do you have a rash from latex gloves or diapers?

  • Do you have any skin problems?

Treatmentof Contact Dermatitis

The first step is identifying and avoiding the cause, such as jewelry or shampoo. Avoid harsh soaps and detergents, and wear gloves if necessary. Moisturizers and steroid creams can help with healing.

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References

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    https://www.aafp.org/pubs/afp/issues/2010/0801/p249.html

  • Zirwas MJ. Contact Dermatitis to Cosmetics. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2019 Feb;56(1):119-128. doi: 10.1007/s12016-018-8717-9. PMID: 30421329.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12016-018-8717-9

  • Rashid RS, Shim TN. Contact dermatitis. BMJ. 2016 Jun 30;353:i3299. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i3299. PMID: 27364956.

    https://www.bmj.com/content/353/bmj.i3299

  • Li Y, Li L. Contact Dermatitis: Classifications and Management. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2021 Dec;61(3):245-281. doi: 10.1007/s12016-021-08875-0. Epub 2021 Jul 15. PMID: 34264448.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12016-021-08875-0

  • Aquino M, Rosner G. Systemic Contact Dermatitis. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2019 Feb;56(1):9-18. doi: 10.1007/s12016-018-8686-z. PMID: 29766368.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12016-018-8686-z

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Reviewed By:

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc (Family Medicine)

Dr.Patel serves as Center Medical Director and a Primary Care Physician at Oak Street Health in Arizona. She graduated from the Zhejiang University School of Medicine prior to working in clinical research focused on preventive medicine at the University of Illinois and the University of Nevada. Dr. Patel earned her MSc in Global Health from Georgetown University, during which she worked with the WHO in Sierra Leone and Save the Children in Washington, D.C. She went on to complete her Family Medicine residency in Chicago at Norwegian American Hospital before completing a fellowship in Leadership in Value-based Care in conjunction with the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, where she earned her MBA. Dr. Patel’s interests include health tech and teaching medical students and she currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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