Skin Clinique (705) 669 1617 | Dermatology (705) 669 0002
336 Pine Street Suite 400, Sudbury, ON P3C 1X8

Allergic Dermatitis (Allergic Eczema)

When we are suspecting Allergic eczema we need to avoid all things that can cause it until patch testing can be done.

Bland skin care:

  • Follow for 6 weeks then can re-introduce one item per week on forearm (repeat open use test) or you can be patch tested to rule out allergic contact eczema.
  • Wash with lukewarm water, 5-10 minutes max.
  • Moisturize immediately after (while still damp) Petrolatum, Olive oil, Glaxal base, Cetraban cream and Impruv cream.
  • Cliniderm (not Clinique) shampoo, the cleanser and hand cream are also safe.
  • DHS conditioner (available at the front desk)
  • Dove unscented bar soap (not liquid), petrophyllic soap.
  • Wear 100% cotton or silk liners under clothes (if new wash 3 times)
  • Avoid wool, synthetics or lined clothing.
  • Avoid fabric softners (use vinegar instead)
  • Use Tide, President’s choice, or Sunlight dye and scent free detergent.
  • Vinyl gloves and cotton liners if the hands are involved.
  • No nail polish or make-up.