Irritant Contact Dermatitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Aug 21, 2019
  • Author: Savina Aneja, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

How is irritant contact dermatitis (ICD) characterized?

What is the most common site of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

How is irritant contact dermatitis (ICD) diagnosed?

How is irritant contact dermatitis (ICD) treated?

Do hypoallergenic products prevent irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the pathophysiology of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the pathophysiology of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD) due to solvents?

How is the likelihood of a solution to cause irritant contact dermatitis (ICD) measured?

What is the role of microtrauma in the pathophysiology of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the role physical irritants in the pathophysiology of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the role of skin irritation in the pathophysiology of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the pathogenesis of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the role of cytokines in the pathogenesis of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

How is cellular infiltration characterized in irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the relationship between atopic dermatitis and irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What causes irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the role of environmental factors in the etiology of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the role of exposure to water in the etiology of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the role of solvents in the etiology of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the role of metalworking fluids in the etiology of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the role of frequent handwashing in the etiology of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the role of microtrauma in the etiology of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the role of mechanical trauma in the etiology of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the role of rubber gloves in the etiology of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the role of sodium lauryl sulfate in the etiology of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the role of hydrofluoric acid in the etiology of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the role of alkalies in the etiology of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

How common is irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the international prevalence of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the sexual predilection of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What are the age-related differences in the incidence of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the prognosis of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the mortality associated with hydrofluoric acid burns in irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is involved in patient education for irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

Presentation

What is the role of the clinical history in irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the role of the occupational history in irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What are the diagnostic criteria for irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What sequela is associated with occupational irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What are the potential complications of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

DDX

What are the diagnostic considerations in irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Irritant Contact Dermatitis?

Workup

What are the approach considerations in the workup of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the role of bacterial and fungal studies in the workup of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

When is patch testing indicated in the workup of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the role of skin biopsy in the workup of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is the role of skin scrapings in the workup of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What are the histologic findings in irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

Treatment

What are the approach considerations in the treatment of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What is involved in emergency department care of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

How effective are barrier creams in the treatment of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

What are the effects of cleansers in the management of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

How effective are topical corticosteroids and immunomodulators in the treatment of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

Which specialist consultations are indicated in the treatment of irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

Guidelines

What are the treatment guidelines for irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

Medications

What is the medical therapy for irritant contact dermatitis (ICD)?

Which medications in the drug class Emollients are used in the treatment of Irritant Contact Dermatitis?

Which medications in the drug class Calcineurin Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Irritant Contact Dermatitis?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids, Topical are used in the treatment of Irritant Contact Dermatitis?