Contact dermatitis
Contact dermatitis is a specific group of eczema in which the skin reaction or inflammation is due to direct contact with certain causative agents or allergies.
Chronic hand eczema as a result of contact dermatitis and chronic wetwork is the most common occupational skin condition, and is particularly common in certain professions (such as cleaners, healthcare workers, hairdressers, food handlers).
Allergic contact dermatitis affecting the face and lips is very common especially in ladies who use multiple facial and lip products, of which some of the ingredients may cause the contact allergy reaction.

Treatment for Contact Dermatitis

It is important to diagnose contact dermatitis with careful history taking of the use or contact of any chemicals or products on the skin. The specific distribution of the rashes in certain skin areas will also provide a clue to the diagnosis.
It is important to identify any potential contact allergens or products early, so that they can be avoided, for the skin rashes to improve.
An allergic skin patch test can be performed to identify specific substances or chemicals which may cause the contact dermatitis.
The information written and published on this website is not intended to substitute the recommendations of a trained professional and does not replace a professional consultation.
It is advisable to undergo a formal consultation to help establish a relationship between the doctor and yourself, accurately determine your concerns/problems, and get the appropriate treatments for them.
It is also imperative to note that the contents of the website with respect to treatments, results and pricing can vary from individual to individual, and can only be accurately determined by the doctor upon diagnosis.
Do note that all medical treatments will only be administered upon proper consultation, with the requirement that patients be above 21 years of age to provide legal consent.

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Dr Tay Liang Kiat

Dr Tay Liang Kiat is a fully accredited Dermatologist who specialises in skin cancers, Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic and nail surgery, aesthetic dermatology and laser procedures. With more than 20 years of clinical experience, he also manages other aspects of general ambulatory and inpatient dermatology, including eczema, psoriasis, acne, urticaria, hair loss, children skin issues and other complex medical dermatology. In addition, he has expertise in the use of the latest immunotherapy (biologics) treatment for severe eczema, psoriasis and urticaria.