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Contact Dermatitis

Contact dermatitis is the inflammation of the skin either due to an irritant or an allergen. Common skin irritants include sawdust, sanitizers, shampoo, soaps, detergents, chemicals present in daily use products like nail paint removers, floor cleaners, etc. Irritant contact dermatitis presents with ulceration and blistering, dry and crusty skin, etc. Allergic dermatitis is due to an altered immune response towards successive trigger exposure. The triggers can be latex, leather, citrus fruit peel, cosmetic products, nickel jewelry, etc. It is characterized by an itchy rash, burning sensation, redness, swelling of eyes or face, etc.

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What is the treatment followed to cure hyperpigmentation present around the mouth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pigmentation around my mouth for more than three years. Initially, I used Melamet cream for two to three days and it worsened the condition. Currently, I am using Livalite lotion for about three weeks and still, there is no improvement. Please suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There are no attached photographs in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and to suggest appropriate diagnosis and treatment.   Read Full »

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