Your doctor will analyze your symptoms and your clinical history, in addition to thoroughly checking your skin lesions. They will most likely take a biopsy, which is a small tissue sample, to analyze it, confirm the diagnosis, and rule out other conditions.
Likewise, for greater precision on the possible allergen that has triggered dermatitis, they can perform the so-called patch test, which consists of applying various substances on the skin that are then covered with a patch to observe the skin’s reaction to the different agents.
The treatment is variable and will depend on the type of dermatitis, your symptoms, and its possible origin, however, it usually includes:
- Corticosteroids in topical lotions.
- Lotions with drugs that weaken the immune system to reduce the allergic reaction.
- Oral or intramuscular systemic corticosteroids if symptoms are very severe.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.