View Full Version : Contact Dermatitis?

06-26-2009, 09:31 AM
I have some bad patches on my arms and hands. Originally thought I had gotten into some poison ivy or oak, but doc says it's contact dermatitis. Have some steroid cream to put on it, but it isn't working worth a tinker's toot. :hissyfit:

06-26-2009, 09:39 AM
Oh it sounds like the weird thing going on with me. When I get that it does resemble poison oak/ivy but it's not. Mine will blister up just like poison oak/ivy does. And it always leaves a bad scar. THe only thing that helped is benadryl and time for it to go away.

06-27-2009, 12:07 PM
My doc put me on a steroid cream, and it's really helping. Can barely see it anymore! Try that next time....cause mine blisters and looks like poison ivy, too. ;)

06-27-2009, 12:29 PM
I get that too!!!! It is itchy and painful and just miserable! I use the cream and I also take an allergy pill. It just helps with the uncomfortableness and helps with the swelling of the area. Try it and see if it helps!!!!!! Keep us posted!

06-29-2009, 09:06 AM
UGH...as soon as I get rid of one patch, another one pops up. I am just going to have to get an oral steroid to help! This is driving me batty, already! I have an Rx for itching, but I don't like taking it because it makes me tired. Does help me get through the night, though!!

06-30-2009, 09:25 AM
Carrie...so sorry you're still suffering. I hate to itch! When yours disappears, does it leave a scar? I have scars every single time. The ones on my legs from last year are just now starting to fade.

Every time I have brought this up with a doctor before, they'd only tell me to use an OT cream which doesn't help at all. It's not happened since I changed my pcp and I see her next week. I'm going to mention it and maybe she'll write me a script so I'll have something the next time that pops up.