Contact Dermatitis (poison ivy, allergy) New Jersey

Objects that touch our skin cause this type of eczema. The skin may become irritated or develop an allergic reaction. Many people develop contact dermatitis when jewelry that contains nickel touches their skin.

Poison ivy also causes contact dermatitis.  Topical Steroids often will treat this effectively, however, more sever cases may require oral therapy with glucocorticoids. Avoiding the offending agent is the best medicine.