Treatment for both types of contact dermatitis is the same. Even with treatment, it can take several weeks for the rash to go away. Treatments include:
- Avoidance: If you can figure out what’s causing the rash, take steps to avoid it or minimize exposure.
- Anti-itch creams: Corticosteroid creams can ease inflammation and itching.
- Oral steroids: Prednisone, a type of steroid, can relieve rash symptoms that don’t respond to antihistamines or other treatments.
- Immunosuppressive medications: In severe cases, where repeated bouts of oral steroids are needed.