Skin Rash (Contact Dermatitis) Appointment Guide
Ask the right questions at your next doctor’s appointment. Answer two questions below to personalize your appointment guide.
- Have you started using any new personal or household products, such as shampoos, lotions, wipes or detergents?
- Do you use products at work that come in contact with your skin?
- Do you have any allergies?
- Have you tried over-the-counter medicines? How well did they work?
- What other medications do you take, including prescriptions and supplement?
- Do you have any symptoms other than a rash?
- Is the rash in one area or all over your body?
- When did the rash begin?
- Has the rash been constant or does it come and go?
- What seems to make your rash better or worse?
- What other medical conditions do you have?
- Are you having any side effects from your rash medicine?
- What treatments have you tried so far?
- What new symptoms are you experiencing?
- What is the most likely cause of my skin rash?
- Could another medical condition be causing or contributing to my symptoms?
- How do you diagnose the cause of a skin rash?
- Will the rash go away on its own?
- What should I do if my symptoms do not improve or get worse?
- What kind of contact dermatitis do I have—irritant or allergic?
- What is the best treatment for my kind of contact dermatitis?
- What strategies can I use to soothe my skin?
- How should I care for my skin? Are there products I should use or avoid?
- How can I prevent contact dermatitis?
- Could another medication do a better job of controlling my symptoms?
- Are my new or different symptoms related to my skin rash?
- What is the best treatment plan for my skin rash?